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Governor LePage Declares March 24, 2012 as Martial Arts Day

March 24, 2012

For Immediate Release: March 24, 2012
Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531

AUGUSTA - Governor Paul LePage issued the following proclamation declaring March 24, 2012 as Martial Arts Day:

"WHEREAS, martial arts provides a poweful foundation for emotional development and success skills that last a lifetime; and

WHEREAS, the participation in martial arts builds strength, character, focus, flexibility and coordination while enhancing performance in other sports, in the workplace, at home and in school; and

WHEREAS, martial arts enhances self-esteem, goal setting abilities, anger management and the skills of non-violent conflict resolution in people of all ages, helping them to become more productive and healthy people; and

WHEREAS, the 32rd Annual Battle of Maine Martial Arts takes place on March 24th and will benefit Healthcare Charities' Children's Miracle Network of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, PAUL R. LEPAGE, Governor of the State of Maine, do hereby proclaim March 24, 2012 as

MARTIAL ARTS DAY

throughout the State of Maine and I urge all citizens to recognize this observance."

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