2011 Senate Joint Resolution 37
Relating to: Clay Matthews AIDS Walk Wisconsin Day.
Whereas, William Clay Matthews III is a linebacker for the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers; and
Whereas, Clay Matthews was born May 14, 1986, and he played college football at the University of Southern California. He was drafted by the Packers in the 2009 NFL Draft; and
Whereas, Clay Matthews set a Packers rookie record with ten sacks in 2009 on his way to earning Pro Bowl honors, the first Packers rookie to be named to the all-star game since 1978; and
Whereas, Clay Matthews was selected to the Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie team, earned the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honors twice, and was once named NFC Defensive Player of the Week; and
Whereas, Clay Matthews distinguished himself along with the great Packers in the Super Bowl XLV victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, helping the Packers win their fourth Super Bowl title and their first title since Super Bowl XXXI; and
Whereas, Clay Matthews has distinguished himself by supporting causes such as Duchenne, a muscle disease that affects children; and
Whereas, Clay Matthews will serve as the honorary chair of the October 1, 2011, AIDS Walk Wisconsin, the state's largest AIDS fundraiser for HIV prevention, care, and treatment services in Wisconsin, to raise awareness so that the number of new HIV cases are reduced and so that people living with HIV get the health care they need; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the Wisconsin legislature commends Clay Matthews for his commitment as honorary chair of the October 1, 2011, AIDS Walk Wisconsin and declares October 1, 2011, to be "Clay Matthews AIDS Walk Wisconsin Day"; and, be it further
Resolved, That the senate chief clerk shall transmit a copy of this joint resolution to Clay Matthews.