Beat the Streets Wrestling, Inc. to hold a special event in Father Duffy Square on Thursday, May 5, 2011 from 3-7pm.
WHEREAS, Beat the Streets Wrestling has applied to conduct a wrestling competition in Father Duffy Square on Thursday, May 5, from 3-7pm; and
WHEREAS, Beat the Streets Wrestling (BTSW) is a not-for-profit organization created to expand and develop wrestling in the New York City Metropolitan area from the youth through the Olympic level; and
WHEREAS, Beat the Streets Wrestling operates in 80 High Schools and 60 middle schools in the New York City area and works directly with the New York City Department of Education in a public-private partnership to help New York City's student athletes achieve their athletic and personal goals; and
WHEREAS, The goal of BTSW is fostering strong, dedicated and optimistic kids through tutoring, after school programs mentoring and coaching; and
WHEREAS, The proposed event will involve conducting a World Class Wrestling competition between the National Teams of the USA and Russia beginning at 5:30 PM ; and .
WHEREAS, The proposed event is being conducted as part of the BTSW annual gala, which will be held following the completion at the Hard Rock Cafe, and
WHEREAS, Prior to the featured match at 5:30 PM, there will be a number of exhibition matches featuring wrestlers from the Beat the Streets Program; and
WHEREAS, The event is open to the public although seating on the risers on the East and South ends of the platform will be reserved for guests of the gala and VIPs, the public will be able to view the event from the large steps covering the TKTS building and from the plaza on the West Side of the platform, and
WHEREAS, Set-up will begin at 9 AM and consists of a placement of a 40'x40' mat on a platform, 8' of risers, benches on two sides of the platform and chairs around the platform creating a 64' x 64' footprint with breakdown and cleanup beginning at 8 PM; and
WHEREAS, There will be amplified sound with 1-4 PA speakers for which applicant has applied for a police permit; and
WHEREAS, BTSW has collaborated with almost two dozen world and Olympic champions in camps, lectures, and fundraising events over the past few years and partners with the Mayor's office, the public School Athletic League and others; and
WHEREAS, The proposed event is non-commercial in nature, entertaining and positively impacts the youth of our city; therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of Beat the Street application to conduct a wrestling competition in Father Duffy Square on Thursday, May 5, 2011.
The above resolution passed by a vote of 33 in favor; 0 opposed; 1 abstaining.