2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
February 17, 2020 - Introduced by Representative Wichgers. Referred to
Committee on Rules.
AJR138,1,1 1Relating to: honoring February 29, 2020, as LeRoy's Leap Day.
AJR138,1,52 Whereas, on December 26, 1993, Green Bay Packers strong safety and NFL All
3Star LeRoy Butler returned a fumble caused by Reggie White for a touchdown
4against the Los Angeles Raiders and jumped into the stands in celebration, creating
5the first-ever Lambeau Leap; and
AJR138,1,76 Whereas, the Lambeau Leap is so legendary that it remains legal despite the
7NFL implementing rules against other celebrations; and
AJR138,1,108 Whereas, LeRoy Butler forever changed professional football by jumping the
9wall that separates spectators from athletes in the sport's ultimate interactive
10moment; and
AJR138,1,1411 Whereas, LeRoy Butler spent his entire football career with the Green Bay
12Packers, became a four-time NFL Pro Bowl and All Pro player, a Green Bay Packers
13Hall of Fame inductee, a Super Bowl XXXI Champion and an NFL Hall of Fame
14nominee; and
1Whereas, LeRoy Butler is sought after every four years on Leap Day for events
2and promotions but has chosen to spend Leap Day 2020 raising funds for Hebron
3Housing Services; and
AJR138,2,74 Whereas, as a child who overcame both poverty and physical challenges, LeRoy
5Butler will take time to speak about his experience, meet donors, and sign
6autographs on February 29, 2020, with proceeds going to Hebron Housing Services'
7mission to end homelessness in Waukesha; and
AJR138,2,118 Whereas, Hebron Housing Services is the oldest nonprofit organization that
9provides emergency shelter in Waukesha at three locations for men, women, and
10children, and its case managers work with guests to connect them with long-term
11solutions for stable housing; and
AJR138,2,1412 Whereas, many people do not realize homelessness very much exists in the
13suburbs as well as in the city, and this event will raise both awareness and
14much-needed funds; now, therefore, be it
AJR138,2,16 15Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the Wisconsin
16Legislature honors February 29, 2020, as “LeRoy's Leap Day.”
AJR138,2,1717 (End)