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WHEREAS it is the intention of the Mayor and Council of Cherry Hill Township to focus attention on noteworthy occasions and individuals; and
WHEREAS little league baseball is an integral part of the Cherry Hill community, helping to preserve a special quality of life, and giving our young people a chance to participate in a healthy activity that fosters teamwork and builds strong character and lifelong; and
WHEREAS participation in this sport by boys—and by their adult leaders—has helped to develop a feeling of fair play, community spirit and respect for the discipline of rules and decisions; and
WHEREAS tonight, the Cherry Hill community comes together to honor Dr. Steven Saft, for his twenty-five years of unwavering devotion and service to Cherry Hill National Little League; and
WHEREAS once becoming President of Cherry Hill National Little League in the mid '90's, Steve brought recognition to Cherry Hill by hosting the 1999 State Finals. He organized committees and raised nearly $40,000 to make the event a huge success; and
WHEREAS during his tenure, Steve’s involvement in every facet of the operation of Cherry Hill National was evident. Steve worked year-round to ensure that Cherry Hill’s fields and facilities were improved and maintained at a high level. Steve ensure that the League was prepared and ready for play every spring, and that the children who participated in National Little League had the best experience they possibly could; and
WHEREAS Steve was also instrumental in starting the first softball program in Cherry Hill, allowing every child in Cherry Hill the opportunity to participate in youth little league; and
WHEREAS in addition to the countless number of Cherry Hill families that have been touched by his gracious generosity, the entire Cherry Hill community is stronger because of his dedication and commitment; and
WHEREAS on behalf of the entire Cherry Hill community, I want to thank him and let him know that we appreciate the year-round effort it takes to build, grow, and sustain a little league.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHUCK CAHN, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the Township of Cherry Hill, County of Camden, State of New Jersey, do hereby wish to proclaim Saturday, June 16 2018, to be
and express our gratitude and appreciation for his stewardship and service to the Cherry Hill community, and ask all citizens to join with me and the members of Township Council in thanking Steven for volunteering, and helping to build memories for children and their families that will last their entire lifetimes, and for his role in making our community a better place to live, work and play, and in wishing him all the best as he begins this new chapter in his life.