Orange County Declares August 24th Kobe Bryant Day
It’s only right that the iconic NBA player behind the numbers 8 and 24 receives an honor on August 24th. Orange County Board Chairwoman Michelle Steel recently announced that late L.A. Laker, Kobe Bryant, will receive his own day in California in upcoming weeks. As he would have celebrated his birthday on August 23rd, Michelle Steel comments on why it was important that Kobe Bryant have his own day.
“[He was a] treasured member of our community [who] inspired so many men and women to pursue their dreams and never give up.”
Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner added,
“Kobe Bryant’s life, like each one of us who ever lived, presents moments to celebrate and to condemn. Kobe, like all of us, faced challenges, challenges of his own making and challenges thrown at him by life, that he overcome. Today, we celebrate the effort in overcoming those challenges.”
“If the bad in any life were to forever disqualify, then no one would be able to celebrate the good. So we strike a balance, and on balance here the good recognized in the resolution brought here is worth celebrating.”
Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant were two of nine victims who died in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. on Jan. 26th. Aug. 23rd would have been his 42nd birthday.
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