• Aug 5
    The Birmingham Athletic Partnership held Media Day for the nine City of Birmingham public high schools' football teams August 3, 2005 at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in downtown Birmingham. The head coach from each school brought five student-athletes to be recognized and interviewed by the media.

    We would like to thank the media who attended: Ron Ingram, Dennis Victory, and Ryan Young (the Birmingham News), Paul Beaudry (the Post-Herald), WVTM-TV Channel 13, FOX-6, ABC-33-40, WIAT-TV Channel 42, and Bright House Network and Tim Stout for taking the time to recognize these fine athletes and coaches.

    Our motivational speaker was, Mr. Royd Williams. Royd was a standout athlete at Ensley high school and UAB and was drafted by the Oakland Raiders. He is now working to help the at risk youth of Birmingham find quality role models through Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham. Thanks, Royd for coming back home and making a positive impact on our youth in the community.

    BAP also purchased State Championship Banners for each school and several of them were on display for everyone to see. BAP hopes the student-athletes take pride in knowing the historic athletic achievements of those teams and players before them.

    BAP would like to thank Mr. Bill Legg and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame for the wonderful opportunity to host this event at their facility-what an amazing place. Go by for a visit, you will not be disappointed.

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