Hello this is Al Hondo Handy, I am a member of the Board of Directors for the National Alliance for Youth Sports, based out of West Palm Beach, Florida. I also served as the National Global Gear Drive Coordinator for the National Alliance for Youth Sports Certified Youth Sports Administrators Alumni. The Global Gear Drive collected new and used sports equipment and shipped to underprivileged children around the world, www.nays.org.
I am also a Recreation Supervisor for the Town of Ocean City, Maryland and high school teammate of DePaul University Men's Basketball Coach Oliver Purnell.
I am a Certified Youth Sports Administrator and a Certified Recreation & Parks Professional.
I promote “Sportsmanship” to youth in and around Ocean City, Maryland and I am an advocate of the National Alliance for Youth Sports “Lets Talk Sports” program that teaches youth life skills through sports. This “FREE program teaches leadership, self improvement self confidence, loyalty, pride, teamwork, sportsmanship and anti-bullying. Helping kids be tomorrow’s leaders through sports. www.letstalksports.nays.org
I presently a conducting the first phase of the “Breaking Barriers for Minorities in Golf” at the Garland Hayward Youth Center, a national pilot site for a program of the National Alliance for Youth Sports.
I have recently been asked to serve on the newly formed Worcester County Board of Education Foundation Board.
I am the First Vice-President for Salisbury University Maroon & Gold Club, the team that is behind the Sea Gull Teams. The group is that is proud to be one of the premier program in NCAA Division III athletics. www.suseagulls.com/maroonandgold/board
I serve as the Vice Chair for the Ocean City Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Committee and Vice Chair for the Play It Safe Committee. These two committees provide activities to graduating high school seniors that visit Ocean City, Maryland to celebrate their graduation. 8318 graduates participated in 2014. www.playitsafeoceancity.com
I am an Advisory Board Member for the Worcester County Recreation & Parks Department, www.worcesterrecandparks.org
I also played basketball (Coach Ward Lambert), baseball (Coach Deane Deshon), soccer (Coach Ben Maggs), and track (Coach Lloyd Sigler) for Salisbury University.
I play the guard position, along with present DePaul University Men’s Head Basketball Coach Oliver Purnell, when we won the Class B High School State Championship at the University of Maryland, while playing for Stephen Decatur High School, as juniors. We actually reach the State Finals in our sophomore, junior and senior years.
I am so proud to have been selected as the “Athlete of the Year” my senior year in high school.