Chief Sponsor: J. Stuart Adams

House Sponsor: Brad R. Wilson


9     General Description:
10          This bill recognizes the critical leadership role that the Utah Sports Commission has
11     played over the past two decades in fostering, attracting, and hosting world-class
12     sporting events throughout the state.
13     Highlighted Provisions:
14          This resolution:
15          ▸     expresses appreciation and ongoing support for the Utah Sports Commission; and
16          ▸     recognizes the vital role the Utah Sports Commission plays in making Utah the
17     "State of Sport."
18     Special Clauses:
19          None

21     Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, the Governor concurring therein:
22          WHEREAS, the Utah Sports Commission was created nearly 20 years ago to create and
23     execute a statewide strategy to lead Utah's efforts in promoting sports;
24          WHEREAS, for nearly 20 years the Utah Sports Commission has significantly
25     benefitted Utah's citizens, image, and economy;
26          WHEREAS, the Utah Sports Commission has spent nearly two decades investing
27     significant time, effort, and resources to host world-class sporting events throughout the state;

28          WHEREAS, the Utah Sports Commission has leveraged Utah's tremendous investment
29     in sports to grow Utah's sports brand and position in the national and international sports
30     communities;
31          WHEREAS, the Utah Sports Commission created Utah's sports brand, "Utah: The State
32     of Sport," to drive national and international branding to Utah's sports industry;
33          WHEREAS, since its inception, the Utah Sports Commission has worked with its Team
34     Utah partners to foster, attract, and host over 850 events throughout Utah, including almost 250
35     Olympic-related events;
36          WHEREAS, these events have generated over $2 billion in economic impact and have
37     resulted in close to $500 million in media value and exposure to Utah;
38          WHEREAS, Utah and the Utah Sports Commission continue to invest in sports and
39     Olympic legacy activities taking place at the highest levels;
40          WHEREAS, Utah has numerous world-class venues to attract and host major sporting
41     events;
42          WHEREAS, the Utah sports community continues to be unified and supportive of the
43     Utah Sports Commission, its Team Utah partners, and the significant, ongoing role the
44     commission plays to help ensure Utah is ready, willing, and able to host Olympic and
45     Paralympic Winter Games in the future; and
46          WHEREAS, the Utah Sports Commission's extraordinary institutional knowledge keeps
47     Utah well positioned to continue to attract and host many major national and international
48     sporting events of all types throughout the state:
49          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah, the
50     Governor concurring therein, expresses sincere appreciation and continued support for the Utah
51     Sports Commission's extraordinary efforts to unite Utah's sports community.
52          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature and the Governor recognize the
53     Utah Sports Commission's ongoing leadership role in fostering, attracting, and hosting
54     year-round sporting events throughout the state.
55          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to Utah's
56     congressional delegation.