The United States Sports Academy’s American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) recently hosted a tour of the art museum for developmentally and physically challenged individuals from the area through the Exceptional Foundation of the Gulf Coast. The non-profit organization serves as a caregiver to special needs individuals, providing opportunities, services, and support, including programs to enhance their social, recreational, and extracurricular lives. The foundation’s daily programs include arts, crafts, team sports, exercise classes, social events, and music. The tour involved more than 20 visitors aged 18 to 61.
Founded in 1984, ASAMA is dedicated to the preservation of sports art, history, and literature. The ASAMA collection is composed of nearly 2,000 works of sport art across a variety of media, including paintings, sculptures, assemblages, prints and photographs. The museum is open free to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. www.asama.org.