Shown from left to right are Herb Cole, Toys for Tots co-coordinator; National Junior Honor Society officers Del Corte, vice president; Ben Lane, secretary; Kirk Kirkland, president; and Reilly Ring, treasurer; and Bob Kline, who coordinates the Academy’s Toys for Tots efforts.

DAPHNE, Ala. — National Junior Honor Society officers from Daphne’s Bayside Academy recently visited the United States Sports Academy in Daphne to make their contributions for Toys for Tots, culminating the group’s fall service project.  This is the 20th year the United States Sports Academy has served as a collection center for the annual Toys for Tots program in coordination with the Jesse Andrews Jr. Marine Corps League Detachment of Daphne. Donated toys go to children in the area who need them most this time of year. The Academy has collected tens of thousands of toys since it became involved in Toys for Tots, a national effort of the Marine Corps Reserve.

The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, regionally 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.  For more information about the Academy, call 251-626-3303 or visit