National Baton Twirling Week

Posted on July 1, 2017


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