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Academy’s Toys for Tots Drive a Success

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Faculty and staff of the United States Sports Academy gathered with Col. John DeWitt and Toys for Tots regional coordinator Shinora Redmond on Friday, 11 December at the Academy. The Academy donated more than 2,000 toys to the cause. The toys will be redistributed to needy children in Baldwin County. People can still drop off toys at the Academy, One…

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Actor, Activist and Veteran J.R. Martinez Named Academy’s Courage Winner

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J.R. Martinez When Dalton (Ga.) High School Athletic Director Ronnie McClurg first saw 17-year-old J.R. Martinez practice with his football team, he knew he had something special. “I told him after the first practice that he made the team,” said McClurg, who was Dalton’s head football coach at the time. “It was not because of his ability. It was because…

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Expert on Concussions Named Sports Medicine Award Winner

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Dr. Robert Cantu Dr. Robert Cantu, considered a pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of concussions, has been named the 2009 United States Sports Academy Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine Award winner. Dr. Cantu is known throughout the world for his work on catastrophic head and neck injuries, concussions and post concussive syndrome. He was the first doctor to establish a…

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Florida’s Tebow Youngest to win Academy’s Humanitarian Award

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There is no better praise than the kind that comes from a rival player, team or coach. Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, the youngest winner in the history of the United States Sports Academy’s Jackie Robinson Humanitarian Award, receives plenty of praise from coaches all over the Southeastern Conference. “Football. Athleticism. Leadership. Charity work. His faith. You name it. I’ve never…

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Help Select Academy’s Athletes of the Year for 2009

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Balloting continues to help select the United States Sports Academy’s 2009 Athletes of the Year. Have your say in who wins the worldwide ballot, presented by NBCSports.com and USATODAY.com. The Athlete of the Year ballot is the culmination of the Academy’s year-long Athlete of the Month program, which recognizes the accomplishments of men and women in sports around the globe….

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Academy Honors Senior Games Track Legend With Distinguished Service Award

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United States Sports Academy President and CEO Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich presents a Distinguished Service Award to Senior Games Track and Field standout “Phil” Raschker. Philippa “Phil” Raschker, a resident of Marietta, Ga., who has set more than 200 world and U.S. records in her age group for senior track and field, was the winner of a 2009 Distinguished Service…

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Family Makes Sizable Art Donation to Academy

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Aldo Luongo’s “Where the World Comes to Play” was part of a donation to the Academy from the Saunders Schultz family. Mr. and Mrs. Saunders Schultz donated fifty (50) pieces of art to the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) collection recently. Mr. Saunders Schultz is a site-specific sculptor from St. Louis. The family’s donation to ASAMA is valued…

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College Football Game of the Year: To Be Determined

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The final weekend of the 2009 college football regular season produced great games, near titanic upsets, and a national championship matchup between two historic powers. What it didn’t generate was a consensus Game of the Week from the United States Sports Academy’s Game of the Year Committee. Texas’ last-second, come-from-behind 13-12 victory over Nebraska, a win which vaulted the Longhorns…

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Sport Artist Bernie Fuchs Passes Away

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Bernie Fuchs, selected as the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) Sport Artist of the Year in 1991, passed away recently at the age of 76. Fuchs was best known for his works in golf, auto racing and horse racing. He also painted portraits of five presidents and sports greats Arnold Palmer and Muhammad Ali. Fuchs’ style is described…

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