United States Sports Academy Hosts Fairhope Schoolchildren for “Olympic Day”

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DAPHNE, Ala. — The United States Sports Academy in Daphne hosted more than 70 children ages 5-11 — kindergarten through sixth grade — on Thursday, 23 June 2016, for “Olympic Day,” a worldwide annual celebration in recognition of the Modern Olympic Games. The children from the summer camp at Fairhope Elementary School visited the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) on the Academy campus, where they were able to see some of the more than 2,000 pieces of sport art from painting to sculpture and more, many depicting Olympic sports. The children also learned about the Olympics from Academy President Dr. T.J. Rosandich and from Darrick Heath of Spanish Fort (standing in back), who represented the United States in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics as part of USA Team Handball. The event was held in anticipation of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games set for Aug. 5-21. More than 160 countries take part in Olympic Day, which was created in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the Modern Olympic Games and focuses on the Olympic values and ideals such as fair play, perseverance, respect, and sportsmanship.”