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PRINTER'S NO. 2906
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE RESOLUTION
No.
655
Session of
2018
INTRODUCED BY STEPHENS, MURT, READSHAW, KINSEY, DEAN, NEILSON,
HENNESSEY, GREINER, SONNEY, DUSH, WARREN, STAATS, DiGIROLAMO,
O'NEILL, WATSON AND MILLARD, JANUARY 23, 2018
INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35,
JANUARY 23, 2018
A RESOLUTION
Designating February 23, 2018, as "Keith Valley Challenge Day"
in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, In 1977, Keith Valley Middle School in Montgomery
County held a floor hockey marathon to honor the memory of Billy
Whitehead, an 8th grade student who passed away due to a rare
congenital heart defect; and
WHEREAS, In his memory, the staff and 8th graders at the
school began holding the Billy Whitehead Marathon and pledged to
raise money on an annual basis for St. Christopher's Hospital
for Children, located in Philadelphia; and
WHEREAS, The marathon was renamed the Keith Valley Challenge
in 1981, and students began to donate money raised during the
event to additional charities; and
WHEREAS, The Keith Valley Challenge is a 17-hour nonstop
floor hockey marathon; and
WHEREAS, Last year's challenge raised $46,165; and
WHEREAS, Over the last 41 years, Keith Valley students have
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raised and donated more than $1,059,830 to 13 charities,
including the American Cancer Society, the American Heart
Association, the ALS Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House;
and
WHEREAS, This year, students are raising money for the Make-
A-Wish Foundation; and
WHEREAS, The 42nd annual Keith Valley Challenge is scheduled
to kick off on February 23, 2018; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives designate
February 23, 2018, as "Keith Valley Challenge Day" in
Pennsylvania.
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