Mike Glenn, Retired NBA Player, Fox Sports TV-Analyst Gives Back - Mike Glenn Foundation Offers So Much

Mike "Stinger" Glenn from Coosa High School in Rome, Georgia who went to Southern Illinois University, then to the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 10 years, and to the Fox Sports Southeast TV Analyst for the Atlanta Hawks is still enjoying himself in the world of Sports.

 

Mike "Stinger" Glenn drafted in 1977 after a 2,400 points high school "unbreakable record" career and earning a B.S. Degree in Mathematics with Honors - Courtesy of Mike Glenn Foundation

The sports world must still enjoy the “Stinger” because numerous awards keep coming his way. He received one special award in 2013 when he became Actor Mike Glenn, playing himself in an award-winning movie, Spirit of Love: The Mike Glenn Story. He has also written 5 books.

 

Mike enjoyed his glory days as a basketball player but now he gets his enjoyment by spending his time with The Mike Glenn Foundation, a non-profit organization that does  a variety of major projects. His Foundation had the first nation-wide camp known as The Mike Glenn’s All-Star Basketball Camp for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth, which celebrated its 36th year in  June 2015. This is Mike Glenn's way of giving back.

 

Coach Mike Glenn communicating with his All Star Basketball Team - Courtesy of Mike Glenn Foundation

                             

Mike Glenn Foundation believes the youth should always "Read To Achieve" - Courtesy of Mike Glenn Foundation

Mike is also known for recognizing that history is something to appreciate. That’s why he is known worldwide as a collector of rare books, newspapers, magazines of both, American History and Sports History.

 

Historian Mike Glenn will display his collector items October 3, 2015 at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Stonecrest Library, Lithionia, GA and the entire month - Mike Glenn Foundation; PO Box 39043; Snellville, GA 30039-03113 - Courtesy of Mike Glenn Foundation

Saturday, October 3, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia will be a big day for the Mike Glenn Foundation when Mr. Glenn request the honor of your presence at two events sponsored by the National Basketball Retired Players Association – Atlanta Chapter (NBRPA).

 

National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) - Atlanta Chapter Members: Marvin Roberts, Jim Washington, Mike Glenn, Dale Ellis (President), Lavon Mercer and Courtney Alexander. Executive Assistants, Sylvia Weddington and Renee Sudderth - Courtesy of Renee Sudderth

                                       

National Basketball Retired Players Assoication (NBRPA) - Atlanta Chapter discussing upcoming events sponsor by them; President Dale Ellis, Monica Rogers of Breakthrough Atlanta, Reggie Johnson, Courtney Alexander, Sylvia Weddington, Jim Washington, MIKE GLENN, Marvin Roberts and Lavon Mercer - Courtesy of Renee Sudderth

Noonday starts with Mike and other athletes helping him unveil a literary and pictorial display of his historical collection with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Stonecrest Library, in Lithonia, Georgia. It will be open “Free” to the public and will continue to be on display the entire month of October.

 

Youth as well as adults are strongly encouraged to take part in observing and learning about all the unique items that have been collected, especially those items depicting the historical journey From Molineaux to Michael: African-Americans in Athletics. 

 

Mr. Glenn chose this appropriate title because he feels history started with former slave/boxer Tom Molineaux in the late1700’s and early 1800’s.

Tom Molineaux, the first great American Athlete who competed for a world title - Courtesy of Robert Dighton

He fought fellow slaves while plantation owners gambled on him and other fighters. Molineaux won most of the fights but one special fight granted him his freedom and $500. Finding a way to travel to Europe, Molineaux  lost two notorious fights to world heavyweight champion, Englishman, Tom Cribb in 1810 and 1811. Most sports historians agree that Tom Molineaux should have been declared the champion after the first fight. Despite the controversial defeat in 1810 and the unquestioned loss in 1811, he earned the respect of boxing fans worldwide. Molineaux was the first great American athlete to compete for a world title.

 

Tom Molineaux vs Englisman, Tom Cribb in 1810 and 1811 who gained world wide respect and notarity as being the first great American athlete - Courtesy of en.wikipedia.org

Our generation is very familiar with Michael Jordan, a former NBA player who is considered to be the greatest player of all time. After his playing glory days he became a businessman, as well as the owner and chairman of the NBA Charlotte Hornets.

Michael Jordan, the greatest athlete of all time - Courtesy of www.fanpop.com

 

Through the Molineaux and Jordan triumphant victories, Mr. Glenn had a vision of  having an Award Banquet to honor local and long distance sports heroes who have made their mark in history. The Tom Molineaux Award Banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner, awards, entertainment and a dance to follow for celebrating these sport heroes in their various sport achievements. Retired/Current NBA, NFL, other businesses and the public will witness these sports heroes with their special ”One Moment In Time” at the exclusive/elegant Lions of Judah Event Center, Stone Mountain, Georgia.

 

Lions of Judah Event Center, 6202 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain, GA - The site of the Tom Molineaux Award Banquet; www.lionscenter.net 770 912-5463 - Courtesy of Lions of Judah

Everyone can learn and be part of history. Therefore, if you have ever watched or played a sport, you should want to be part of this historical day and night with Mike Glenn’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and the Tom Molineaux Awards Banquet and these tributes to Sports History. Mr. Mike Glenn is still making history through The Mike Glenn Foundation and other achievements. Therefore, come show your support so he can continue to share history and his vision worldwide with the young and old.

 

Ribbon Ceremony at 1200; Awards Banquet 630pm, Dinner 700pm - Flyer Created by Sylvia Weddington, Coldwell Banker Realty/Broker/Interior Designer; wwww.sylviaweddington.com

              

Mike Glenn waiting for your presence at the Tom Molineaux Awards Banquet at The Lions of Judah in Stone Mountain on Oct 3, 2015 -Courtesy of Renee Sudderth

Mike Glenn Foundation Story

 

Copyright © 2015.October This story written and photos by Renee Sudderth and Mike Glenn Foundation for Splash Magazines. It is not to be sold or reproduce without written permission of Renee Sudderth

 

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