R 184
2017 -- H 6091
Enacted 04/06/2017

H O U S E   R E S O L U T I O N

Introduced By: Representatives Messier, Morin, Johnston, Coughlin, and Barros
Date Introduced: April 06, 2017

     WHEREAS, In 1977, Mr. Bernard G. Mondor, known as Ben to his many friends and
admirers, purchased a failing minor league baseball franchise in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He
soon transformed both team and stadium into a thriving fan and family-friendly venue; and
     WHEREAS, Throughout his tenure at the helm of the PawSox, Ben Mondor won acclaim
and admiration not only for his professional successes with the PawSox franchise, but also for his
vision, drive, and community involvement; and
     WHEREAS, The impact and legacy Ben Mondor left on the game of baseball are
nationally renowned and there is no doubt that he left this state a far better place because of his
life's endeavors; and
     WHEREAS, Sadly in 2010, Ben Mondor passed away, but he will forever hold a place of
honor in Rhode Island's history. His greatest gift to our state can be found in the eyes and hearts
of fans both young and old alike, who have been able to savor the magic of a warm summer
evening at the ballpark, enjoying America's favorite pastime, because of this extraordinary man's
determination and generosity; now, therefore be it
     RESOLVED, That this House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island and
Providence Plantations hereby celebrates "Ben Mondor Day" on April 6th of 2017. We moreover
honor Ben Mondor, former owner of the beloved PawSox, for entertaining and inspiring
generations of Rhode Islanders; and be it further
     RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and hereby is authorized and directed to
transmit duly certified copies of this resolution to Larry Lucchino, and Mike Tamburro.