H.Res.251 - To honor Larry Holmes for his career and community service on the 35th anniversary of his winning the WBC World Heavyweight Title.113th Congress (2013-2014)
Text: H.Res.251 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
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Introduced in House (06/06/2013)
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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H. Res. 251 Introduced in House (IH)] 113th CONGRESS 1st Session H. RES. 251 To honor Larry Holmes for his career and community service on the 35th anniversary of his winning the WBC World Heavyweight Title. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES June 6, 2013 Mr. Cartwright (for himself and Mr. Dent) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform _______________________________________________________________________ RESOLUTION To honor Larry Holmes for his career and community service on the 35th anniversary of his winning the WBC World Heavyweight Title. Whereas Larry Holmes is a retired American professional boxer; Whereas Holmes was born on November 3, 1949; Whereas Holmes defeated Ken Norton on June 9, 1978, to become the WBC World Heavyweight Champion; Whereas Holmes won 48 consecutive bouts and retained his title for over 7 years; Whereas Holmes defeated Muhammad Ali, who is known as ``the greatest of all time'', on February 10, 1980; Whereas Holmes finished his career with a record of 69-6 and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame; Whereas his success has not been limited to the boxing ring; Whereas Holmes has successfully run a number of businesses in and around downtown Easton, Pennsylvania, participating in a renewal of the area; Whereas his investments in Easton have included many charitable endeavors; Whereas his ``Run with the Champ'' 5-kilometer race has helped raise awareness of physical fitness for 35 years; Whereas Holmes has endowed a charitable foundation that advances post-secondary education by awarding four $5,000 scholarships to students who enroll in community colleges; Whereas Holmes has received the Jaycee's National Outstanding Young Man Award; Whereas the Daughters of the American Revolution awarded Holmes the Medal of Honor for trustworthiness; and Whereas Holmes has been a pillar of his community: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives honors Larry Holmes on the 35th anniversary of his WBC World Heavyweight Championship victory-- (1) for his stellar boxing career; and (2) for the meaningful community service he has performed throughout his life. <all>