DAPHNE, Ala. – Daphne, Ala., resident Rick May and his son, Tommy, are regular visitors to the American Sport Art Museum & Archives (ASAMA) on the campus of the United States Sports Academy. Rick May said the pair visits ASAMA at least once every month because he wants to share his love of sport and art with his son.
The Mays recently visited ASAMA and posed in front of Rick’s favorite piece in the museum, “Walter Payton” by Academy 1984 Sport Artist of the Year Donald Moss. The piece is a popular fixture in the Academy’s Sport Artist of the Year Hall of Fame wall inside ASAMA.
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.
Founded in 1984, ASAMA is dedicated to the preservation of sports art, history, and literature. The ASAMA collection is composed of more than 1,800 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 4 p.m. weekdays. For more information, go to www.asama.org.
The Academy is based in Daphne, Ala. For more information, call (251) 626-3303 or visit www.ussa.edu.