SENATE RESOLUTION 273--CONGRATULATING THE NUNAKA VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE JUNIOR GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM ON THEIR PERFORMANCE IN THE JUNIOR LEAGUE SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES; Congressional Record Vol. 157, No. 140
(Senate - September 20, 2011)

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 SENATE RESOLUTION 273--CONGRATULATING THE NUNAKA VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE 
 JUNIOR GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM ON THEIR PERFORMANCE IN THE JUNIOR LEAGUE 
                         SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES

  Mr. BEGICH (for himself and Ms. Murkowski) submitted the following 
resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary:

                              S. Res. 273

       Whereas the Nunaka Valley Little League junior girls 
     softball team is comprised of young women from Anchorage, 
     Alaska who play softball;
       Whereas the Nunaka Valley Little League junior girls 
     softball team compiled an impressive record in the 2011 
     regular season, outscoring opponents 428 to 83;
       Whereas the Nunaka Valley Little League junior girls 
     softball team was undefeated in the district and State 
     tournaments on the way to winning the Alaska State 
     Championship;
       Whereas the Nunaka Valley Little League junior girls 
     softball team was undefeated in 4 games and won the West 
     Regional Tournament held in Marana, Arizona;
       Whereas in August, 2011, the Nunaka Valley Little League 
     junior girls softball team represented the West Region at the 
     Junior League Softball World Series in Kirkland, Washington;
       Whereas in 2011, Nunaka Valley Little League junior girls 
     softball team manager Richard Knowles led the team to the 
     Junior League Softball World Series for the second time in 3 
     years;
       Whereas in 2011, the Nunaka Valley Little League junior 
     girls softball team won 4 games and lost just 2 games en 
     route to a third place finish in the Junior League Softball 
     World Series;
       Whereas more than 2,000 teams and 30,000 players compete in 
     Junior League Girls Softball each year;
       Whereas the Nunaka Valley Little League junior girls 
     softball team finished the 2011 season ranked third in the 
     world;
       Whereas the hard work and dedication of the entire Nunaka 
     Valley Little League junior girls softball team and the 
     support of their families led the team to success in 2011;
       Whereas Little League softball and baseball has provided a 
     positive athletic experience and fostered teamwork and 
     sportsmanship to millions of children in the United States 
     and around the world; and
       Whereas Alaskans everywhere are proud of the Nunaka Valley 
     Little League junior girls athletes, Jacynne Augufa, Leilani 
     Blair, Heather Breslin, Metanoya Fiame, Morgan Hill, Julia 
     Merritt, Gabrielle Meyerson, Taria Page, Hannah Peterson, 
     Sydney Smith, Lauren Syrup, and Nanea Tali, on the 2011 
     softball season: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) congratulates the athletes, parents, and coaching staff 
     of the Nunaka Valley Little League junior girls softball team 
     on an impressive 2011 season; and
       (2) respectfully requests the Secretary of the Senate to 
     transmit an enrolled copy of this resolution to--
       (A) the Nunaka Valley Little League President, Greg Davis; 
     and
       (B) the Nunaka Valley Little League junior girls softball 
     team manager, Richard Knowles, and coaches Rick Peterson and 
     Richard Hill.

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