National Baton Twirling Week

By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, the baton twirling movement has affected the lives of American girls and boys, and now has nearly one-half million active participants; and
WHEREAS, baton twirling has been instrumental in building the confidence and character of these young people, and has provided guidance and training so that they might become better qualified citizens; and
WHEREAS, the art of baton twirling is today one of the largest nationwide beneficial youth movements for girls; and
WHEREAS, baton twirling plays an important part in children’s hospitals as a unique and effective method of physical therapy; and
WHEREAS, baton twirlers lend so much color and inspiration to our community; and
WHEREAS, champion twirlers from all over the United States will gather at the University of Notre Dame July 25th through the 29th, 2017, to conduct a colorful youth pageant called “America’s Youth on Parade”; and
WHEREAS, the grand national baton twirling championships will be conducted as part of the big Notre Dame festival; and
WHEREAS, the 38th annual National Collegiate twirling championships will be a highlight of AYOP:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim the week of Sunday, July 25th through Saturday, July 29th, 2017, as
National Baton Twirling Week
in the State of Alabama.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 1st day of July 2017.
Kay Ivey