At the Friday, November 15, 2013 Council Meeting, Councilmember White introduced a resolution on behalf of Chair Baisa and the other members of the Council to congratulate Shane Victorino of the Boston Red Sox for Winning the 2013 Major League Baseball World Series.
Shane’s parents, Councilmember Mike & Joycelyn Victorino were on hand to receive the resolution.
Councilmember White made the following remarks on the resolution:
It is with great pleasure and honor that we congratulate our Maui native, Shane Victorino of the Boston Red Sox for winning the 2013 World Series Championship.
It is amazing that such a wonderful athlete grew up right here in our backyard of Wailuku. I have tracked Shane’s career over the years and I am continually amazed by his perseverance, talent and success. He was a star member of the Philadelphia Phillies and played a key role in this most recent World Series win.
In fact, I could hear Mr. Victorino screaming for joy all the way in Olinda, when Shane hit his grand slam in game six of the American League Championship Series –- the key hit that sent the Rod Sox to the World Series. I am sure that is a moment Shane and the entire Victorino Ohana will never forget.
I, along with many others throughout the community continue to be very proud of Shane and his accomplishments, but I feel that his success can also be attributed to his strong family support system. Mr. and Mrs. Victorino and his brother Michael Jr. and his extended Maui Ohana have all supported Shane from the beginning — from little league to the major leagues, and I know instilled important values in him.
Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Victorino for raising a fine young man, and I know you must have so much pride and joy. Mrs. Victorino, I hear you have quite an impressive scrapbook collection dating back to when Shane first started playing sports – that is quite impressive and I know many fans would like to see it in the future!
In closing, there is so much to be said of Shane Victorino. But, despite all of his success and busy schedule, I do want to thank him for continuing to give back to his hometown. Through his foundation, he will be holding a baseball clinic and sharing his talent with our youth. He is a great role model and an example of what can be accomplished if you dream big and work hard.
I send my congratulations to Shane and his entire Ohana on this special occasion and I look forward to another World Series win next year. Mahalo Chair.