JSU president Carolyn Meyers, interim director of athletics Robert Walker and associate athletic director Adrianne Swinney accepted the gift on behalf of the university.
Swinney was the guest speaker of the event. She encouraged all JSU alumni, fans and supporters to celebrate and preserve Jackson State’s rich athletic legacy.
“We must celebrate the great history of JSU’s athletic programs,” said Swinney. “We have one of the richest histories in the country and we will celebrate our greatness. We must work in a spirit of excellence. Our current situation will not get us down, it will get us going.”
She also stated that Jackson State will not shy away from greatness and will emerge as a powerhouse, not only in the SWAC, but also on a regional and national level.
Rev. Bobby Sutton, president of the BBAA, feels that the organization plays an important role for JSU.
“We got organized and formed this organization because we wanted to do our part to help the student-athletes,” said Sutton. “We feel that we can get out in the different communities and get support for the athletics department, as well as getting Jacksonians and non-JSU grads involved with JSU athletics.”
The BBAA will also sponsor the SWAC Kick-Off Party (Saturday, Aug. 27 @ VFW Post 9832, 8:00 pm – until, admission is $5) and the Blue and White Party Train to the Southern Heritage Football Classic (Saturday, Sept. 10, JSU vs. Tenn. St. Football Game, Memphis, TN, call Germon Sports @ 832-286-4222).
The BBAA is a non-profit organization existing to enhance, enrich and insure the continuous growth of Jackson State University athletic programs, both men’s and women’s in accordance and compliance with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations. The BBAA operates solely on revenues generated through membership subscriptions and fund-raising activities. All contributions to the BBAA are tax deductible.
For more information about the BBAA call 601-979-0686.