RECREATION, LIBRARIES AND AUTHORITIES COMMITTEE
WHEREAS, the playing of bocce has a long and honored history in the city of Duluth and is recreational activity shared by many citizens of the city; and
WHEREAS, Joe Maio played a major role in the development of the Duluth Bocce Club and in furthering the development of the sport in the city.
RESOLVED, that the bocce courts at Wheeler Field are hereby renamed as the Art Anselmo-Joe Maio Bocce Courts.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: The purpose of this resolution is to rename the bocce court facilities located at Wheeler Field from the Art Anselmo Bocce Courts to the Art Anselmo-Joe Maio Bocce Courts.
The courts are presently named to recognize the contributions of Art Anselmo to the development of the game in the city. However, at the meeting of the parks and recreation commission of June 11, 2008, Mr. Anselmo was present to support the renaming of the facilities to recognize the contributions of Joe Maio, recently deceased, to the development of the sport. The commission unanimously voted to support the renaming of the facilities to recognize the contributions of both men.