Dreamed of having your name appear alongside other sports superstars? Well, now it does.
Every year, the United States Sports Academy places new bricks with the names of its most recent graduates on the university’s Walk of Fame. Students who graduated in 2012 can now find their names alongside the Academy’s Award of Sport recipients, Board of Trustees members and anyone else who would like to purchase a brick.
The Walk of Fame circles the perimeter of the campus. One walkway leads to the “Tribute to the Human Spirit” mural by Cristóbal Gabarrón that celebrates Jackie Robinson breaking the Major League Baseball color barrier in 1947. Other paths on the Walk of Fame lead up to the “Iron Bowl” monument and the “Nastia Liukin” sculpture, which were both done by Fairhope, Ala., sculptor Bruce Larsen, the Academy’s 2009 Sport Artist of the Year.
If you would like to become a part of this beautification project, you can purchase one or more bricks along the Walk of Fame. Each brick will be engraved to your specifications (18 characters per line up to four lines), reflecting your choice of wording. The $50 brick purchases are tax-deductible and gives you a unique opportunity to honor your loved ones, teammates, coaches, colleagues or others with a lasting memorial.
If you would like to add your name to the Academy’s Walk of Fame, please contact the Academy at 251-626-3303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 grads! Can you find your name in these pictures of the Academy’s Walk of Fame?