University of Maryland Football Performance Center To Be Named Jones-Hill House In Honor of Billy Jones and Darryl Hill.
Our Aiden Marketing team is super excited to share the phenomenal news that the Cole Field House at the University of Maryland College Park will be renamed as Jones-Hill House to honor African-American athletic trailblazers Billy Jones (men’s basketball) and Darryl Hill (football) for integrating college sports south of the Mason-Dixon line.
About seven years ago, an online exchange via LinkedIn led to an in-person meeting between the owners of our agency and Darryl Hill. Since that initial meeting, we have always been extremely proud of Darryl for his many accomplishments throughout his entire life’s journey, and we are grateful for the business relationship and friendship we’ve had with Darryl over the years.
We’ve had the opportunity to glean insights from history maker Darryl Hill about what it was really like to be the first African-American football player for the Univ. of Maryland back in the 1960’s, along with Darryl sharing wisdom from his impressive business acumen to our team as we provided marketing services during the initial start up of his philanthropic effort, Kids Play USA Foundation.
Kids Play USA – Putting Kids Back on the Playing Field
Kids Play USA Foundation is a national, charitable organization based in Maryland that was formed to remove the financial barriers to participation in youth sports through advocacy, creative program and financial assistance. Today playing organized youth sports has a price tag. Expenses such as team enrollment fees, equipment and uniform costs, travel and other expenses are often substantial and are beyond the already stretched budget of many families. Consequently, their children are not able to play on organized youth teams resulting in a significant portion of America’s children not being engaged in sports and recreation. They are often idle and alone and their number is growing. Kids Play USA is committed to changing this.
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