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WHEREAS Since the founding of the Coachella Valley, The City of Indio has been the birthplace of patriots and game changers, and the SoCal Coyotes are proudly carrying on our great traditions, especially the building of youth and heralding new generations of leaders and community servants; and 

WHEREAS Under the leadership of Founder J David Miller, “Faith, Family, Football," "Defend the Shield" and "Building Champions, Building Men" are not only slogans, but a way of life – the SoCal Coyotes non-profit sports leadership organization collectively has become one of our greatest role models for our youth, from Indio to Greater Palm Springs, and everywhere in between; and

WHEREAS The SoCal Coyotes have been named America's #1 Developmental Football Program by NFL executives, and attract positive local, regional and national attention to the City of Indio; and 

WHEREAS Under the tutelage of The SoCal Coyotes passionate staff and 'Above the Line' Team Captains and Curriculum, "team wins" are defined not only on their playing fields, but also in our Coachella Valley classrooms, where their players provide selfless commitments of time and service to upwards of 30,000 youth each year; 

WHEREAS The SoCal Coyotes place special emphasis to at-risk, unprivileged, minority and displaced children, and local schools depend on their ‘Above the Line’ leadership programs to nurture, motivate, and prepare a successful flight path for their students; and 

WHEREAS, Across the desert, Riverside County law enforcement agencies, school districts, non-profits and civic organizations all benefit from a myriad of Coyote programs, clinics, symposiums and community development; and 

WHEREAS The SoCal Coyotes have overcome all odds to become one of the nation's fastest-growing sports brands, with a footprint of tens of thousands of followers; 


WHEREAS The City of Indio embraces the Coyotes vision for development of ‘The Shield at Indio' - a year-round, multi-million-dollar, world-class sports complex and youth development mecca that will offer hope, promise, and intrinsic value for every child raised in our corridor; and 

WHEREAS The SoCal Coyotes have built a rich and lasting Coachella Valley history, punctuated by an unprecedented run over the past five years that includes four championships, 73 victories and two undefeated seasons; and 

WHEREAS September 2 marks the Opening Day of Five Years and 10 seasons of historic SoCal Coyotes football; 

Now, Therefore, I, Glenn Miller, Councilman of the City of Indio, do hereby proclaim September 2, 2017, to be,


And urge all the citizens of  The City of Indio and The Greater Coachella Valley to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.