The United States Sports Academy and the Mobile County Training School (MCTS) alumni association have had a rewarding partnership since 2013.
In early January 2019, 3 of my colleagues (Professors Pat Spirou, Eklou Amendah, and Leila Samii) and I had the great opportunity to visit a little known, but historically important community in Mobile, Alabama. While the official name is Plateau, historically it is known as Africatown.
Over the course of our lives, we are sometimes impacted by people who have profound effect on who we are to become and what we value in life. We don’t always recognize the experience as such at the time, but reflection can bring about understanding and appreciation that makes us very thankful for special people who made a difference in our lives.
In 2014, a group of former players, led by Anderson Flen, put into motion a plan to honor James and his family for their unselfish and lasting contributions to baseball in the Plateau community and the nation. On June 27, 2014, a banquet to celebrate the life of James “Fat” Robertson was held at the Ashbury Hotel, Mobile, Alabama.
George Sylvester was inducted into the West Alabama Softball Hall of Fame on Friday, June 21, 2019. George was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a coach.
Doris Allen Lee was inducted into the Alabama USBC State Bowling Hall of Fame on July 28, 2018 in Guntersville, Alabama; in recognition of dedicated service and achievement in the Sport of bowling.