Sports and Recreation


Sports and Recreation


Recreation and Sports


This collection contains items connected to recreational activities and sports as they relate to African American life in the Shoals.

Collection Items

Greg Jarmon and Reginald Garner, UNA basketball
These are 1981 UNA basketball schedules with photos of Greg Jarmon and Reginald Garner.

Otis Boddie and Billy Hill UNA basketball
These are UNA basketball schedules with photos of Otis Boddie and Billy Hill, from 1976. Otis Boddie's daughter, Whitney Boddie, was drafted in the 2009 WNBA draft by the Sacramento Monarchs.

Ticket for Hagler vs. Leonard televised boxing match at Florence Coliseum
This is a ticket to watch the boxing match between Marvin Hagler and "Sugar" Ray Leonard on television at the Florence Coliseum.

Walter Payton autograph for Tori Bailey
This is an autograph from Walter Payton, given to Tori Bailey.

Football ticket for UNA vs. Alabama A&M
This is a ticket for a football game between the University of North Alabama and Alabama A&M from 1989.

WZZA Baseball team
This is a photograph of the WZZA baseball team.

Handy Recreation Center Little Leauge All-Star team
This is a newspaper photograph of the 1969 Handy Recreation Center Little League All-Stars.

"Burrell Says Goodbye to Athletes"
This is a newspaper article about the closing of Burrell Slater High School.
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