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Hank Aaron Sports Academy partners with Dr. James Andrews


World renowned Dr. James Andrews to partner with Hank Aaron Sports Academy in presentation of the “Dr. James Andrews – Regional Qualifiers” benefitting the Hank Aaron Sports Academy and minority - underprivileged youth.

Dr. James Andrews was a long time personal friend of Mr. Henry “Hank” Aaron and as a display of that friendship and common goal of community leadership, working with the less fortunate and underprivileged, has partnered with the Hank Aaron Sports Academy (“HASA”) in being the Presenting Partner for these regional qualifying tournaments that will be known as the “Dr. James Andrews Regional Qualifiers” benefitting the Hank Aaron Sports Academy.

The HASA will begin its youth tournament season on the weekend of April 17th and conclude on October 30th – 31st with “The Big Show – Down South” at the home campus in Jackson. Already there are over 25 weekend tournaments planned for the HASA in 2021, with 50 – 60 teams competing regularly. These tournaments are designed to provide for and enhance the skills of local and regional minority and underprivileged youth. The “Dr. James Andrews Regional Qualifiers” will take place in 6 different cities (3 States) throughout the southeastern region of the U.S., giving the winning teams and youth in the host cities an automatic bid for participation in the Big Show in October.

The Big Show – Down South will be the culmination of teams from all over the country gathered to the Mississippi-Metro area at the HASA to determine the top teams in each of the 9 age categories.

These qualifiers (6) will be held in:

  • Pensacola, FL - Santa Rosa Sportsplex, May 14th – 16th

  • Jackson, MS - Hank Aaron Sports Academy, June 11th – 13th

  • Biloxi, MS - A.J. Holloway Sportsplex ,July 16th – 18th

  • Foley, AL - Foley Sportsplex, August 6th – 8th

  • Mobile, AL - West Mobile County Sportsplex, September 18th – 19th

  • Birmingham, AL - George Ward Park, October 2nd – 3rd

  • The Big Show-Down - Hank Aaron Sports Academy, October 30th – 31st

Dr. James Andrews is one of the best-known and most popular orthopedic surgeons and has performed on many high-profile athletes. He also is the team doctor for the Alabama Crimson Tide, Tampa Bay Rays, Auburn University Tigers, and Washington Football Team.

Dr. Andrew’s patient list includes numerous high profile athletes such as Roger Clemens, Drew Brees, Bo Jackson, Michael Jordan, Jack Nicklaus, John Smoltz, Triple H, Brett Favre, Odell Beckham and Adrian Peterson.

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Carrying the legacy of the most prolific baseball player in our generation to all deserving youth.

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