Several members of the United States Sports Academy faculty volunteered at the recent “Love U Love U” Day of Unity event at Langan Park in Mobile, Ala. The event was organized by Mobile resident Monique Henley as a way to bring various communities in the area together to celebrate diversity, compassion, kindness and humility. As part of the event, Mobile area schoolchildren were given free school uniforms, food and drinks and were invited to play on inflatables.

Pictured from left are: Dr. Brandon Spradley, director of sports management; Dr. Sandra Geringer, director of sports studies; Dr. Fred Cromartie, director of doctoral studies; Dr. Bret Simmermacher, chair of sports coaching; and Dr. Rodney Blackman, chair of recreation management.

The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission sports university created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports

The Academy is based in Daphne, Ala.  For more information, call (251) 626-3303 or visit