July 28, 2010
Mayor Gavin Newsom Proclaims Today "David Lee Day In San Francisco"
Lee Also Took Part In Basketball Court Groundbreaking & Unveiling Ceremony For Bay Bridge's
In a ceremony held earlier this morning in the Mayor’s Office at City Hall, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom proclaimed today – Wednesday, July 28, 2010 – as David Lee Day in San Francisco.
“San Francisco is extremely proud to welcome David Lee to the Golden State Warriors with his known reputation for commitment and dedication to our communities and our young people,” said Mayor Newsom. “David’s plans to refurbish the outdoor basketball court at El Dorado Elementary School will continue to inspire and nurture our City’s young minds through the game of basketball.”
After receiving the proclamation, which was made in the Mayor’s Office at City Hall, Lee took part in a ceremony at El Dorado Elementary School to announce that he, in conjunction with the Golden State Warriors and the Good Tidings Foundation, will be refurbishing the school’s outdoor basketball court and creating the David Lee Basketball Court. Lee’s final stop of the day was at the unveiling ceremony for the Bay Bridge Eastern Tower on Treasure Island. The focal point of the design of the Warriors' recently unveiled logo is a silhouette of the Eastern Tower, and Lee will represent the Warriors at the ceremony alongside Mayor Newsom, Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums, Bob Alvarado – Chair of the California Transportation Commission, Cindy McKim – Director of Caltrans Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee and Dale Bonner – Secretary of California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency.
The official proclamation of David Lee Day in San Francisco by Mayor Newsom reads as follows:
WHEREAS, the City and County of San Francisco traditionally recognizes the outstanding achievements of notable individuals and celebrates their contributions to the community; and
WHEREAS, David Lee is a former New York Knicks and current Golden State Warriors NBA basketball player, highly respected since high school for his skills on the basketball court; and
WHEREAS, David represented the East in the 2010 NBA All-Star Game, and is the first player to record at least 35 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in a game, since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1976; and
WHEREAS, David has a legacy with NBA Cares as one of the league’s most popular and community-minded athletes; he aims to work hard and build an even greater legacy by donating his time and resources to community endeavors in the Bay Area; and
WHEREAS, David is committed to expanding his outreach within the community by showing his peers the importance of working as a team and nurturing the minds of young people, while getting them excited about the opportunities their future holds; and
WHEREAS, David has shown notable care and respect for the history of the game, the legends that came before him, and every individual he meets; and
WHEREAS, David takes pride in the responsibilities given to him as a role model, motivator, leader, and the Bay Area’s community ambassador for the Golden State Warriors; now
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Gavin Newsom, Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, in celebration of his new home with the Golden State Warriors and warm welcome to the San Francisco Bay Area, do hereby proclaim July 28, 2010 as David Lee Day in San Francisco.