CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 6 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, September 14, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC) on January 6, 2009.
H.Res. 6 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Recognizes the significant contribution coaches make in the life of children who participate in organized sports;
• "Supports the goals and ideals of National Coach Appreciation Week; and
• "Encourages the people of the United States to observe National Coach Appreciation Week with appropriate recognition, activities, and programs to demonstrate the importance of sports and coaches in the life of children."
According to the resolution's findings, the designation of the week of September 13 through 19, 2009, as National Coach Appreciation Week would raise awareness and leverage resources to engage millions of children in organized sports that promote health, nutrition, and fitness, as well as other youth development outcomes.