As I start my fourth year as the Executive Director at BAP it is great to see the many students, coaches and administrators we have been able to help this past year and over the last twelve years. BAP has touched the lives of many students and coaches in the Birmingham City Schools, and we want to continue touching these individuals in the future. As stated last year BAP wanted to become more involved in the professional development of Athletic Directors, Administrators, and Coaches in the system, and I feel we were able to do that.

As we continue to expand our programs and maintain the ones of the past I believe BAP's future is bright. Again this year we were able to increase the number of students we sent to camps to over 2,000 and over 300 Administrators, Athletic Directors, and Coaches to leaderships and technique training to further their professional development. We were also able to continue programs that already exist, Such as ACT prep class, QB leadership retreat, providing souvenir programs for each school, media day for football, volleyball, cheerleading, basketball, scholarships, and band programs. We also were able to continue to help with equipment and uniform purchases.

As we head into our 13th year, we are wanting to expand our ACT prep program to at least two prep classes a year, one in the fall and one in the spring. We would like to partner with other leadership programs, such as the WAL Academy, in order to help more students become better leaders. Most importantly we would like to continue and to grow our relationship with the BCS and help them have an outstanding athletic program.

As a new year begins we are working with the BCS to start or increase the participation in the following sports: Bowling, Swimming, Golf, Tennis, and Lacrosse. Hopefully with our involvement with these sports the school system will be able to provide the necessary leadership and programs to grow these sports.

I am thankful for the opportunity, and I'm excited about the future of BAP. Also, many thanks to the corporate partners for making all we do possible. BAP is grateful to each one who contributes to our organization that we may continue giving the students of the Birmingham City Schools the many opportunities to participate in the band, cheerleading, and athletic programs.

 

BAP 2014 Quarterback Leadership Retreat at Farmlinks was a huge success. 14 quarterbacks from across the Birmingham area were invited to participate. These student-athletes really enjoyed their time together in which they had the opportunity to build relationships through team bonding activities, golf, and fishing. A special thanks to our Board of Directors and Corporate Sponsors for providing us with the opportunities to make this happen.

 

BAP hosted the 2014 Next Level Football Camp in June at Legion Field. The camp was run by Jeremy Towns, Defensive Lineman for the Buffalo Bills, Mike Jones, an intern at BAP and Issac Cooper, who played football at Samford. The camp was free to any Birmingham City, middle and high school students. The camp is in it's third year and had over 175 participants. Special thanks to Coach Pat Sullivan, former Heisman Trophy Winner and Head Football Coach at Samford, for coming out and speaking to the campers.

 

BAP partnered with the WALSH Academy of Leadership and sent a select group of rising juniors and seniors from the BCS, paired with over 50 other students from all over the Birmingham/Metro Area, to take part in their 3 day, 2 night leadership experience held at the University of Montevallo & American Village. Special thanks to Toney Pugh (BAP Executive Director) for sharing his motivational words with the group.

 

 

BAP 2014 All-City Football Team

 

 



BAP 2013-2014 ALL CITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM 

 

Edgar & Louise Welden Scholarship, Peter W. Field Scholarships and Eight Corporate Sponsors:
Alabama Power, Ligon Industries, Maynard, Cooper & Gale, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Protective Life, Regions Bank, Starnes & Davis & Florie, VIVA Health!

BAP handed out a total of $15,000.00 Scholarships to eleven outstanding seniors!

These outstanding seniors were recognized at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame/FCA Prayer Breakfast in May in front of a crowd of 300 people.

The winners were: Edgar & Louise Welden scholarship, Diamond McNeil (Ramsay):Peter W.Field scholarship, Tiana Moorer (Huffman) and Craig Taylor (Ramsay): BAP Corporate Sponsor Scholarship Winners; Protective Life, Tommy Haywood (Carver): Starnes, Davis & Florie, Angelica Gant (Huffman): Regions Bank, Nikia Jackson (Jackson-Olin): Alabama Power, Isom Ford (Parker): Ligon Industries, Simone Smith (Ramsay): Viva Health, Nautishay Cain (Wenonah): Maynard, Cooper & Gale, Terriya King (Woodlawn): Pricewaterhouse Coopers, La'Nissi Brown (Huffman).

 

BAP partnered with the Birmingham Crossplex in June to host the 2014 Volleyball Coaches Clinic and player camp. The camp was attended by 35 coaches from colleges surrounding the state and 225 middle and high school players from the Birmingham City Schools.

 

BAP partnered with the Birmingham City Schools (BCS) to host the 2014 Marching Band Camp at Carver High School during July of 2014. Over 325 band students from the BCS were in attendance. Special thanks to all coaches and band specialists involved for putting this event together.

 

BAP hosted the Birmingham City Schools Football and Volleyball Media Day on Wednesday August 21, 2013 at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.

 

BAP hosted the Volleyball and Cheerleading media day on Wednesday August 21, 2013 at the ASHOF.

 

Congratulations to Edgar and Louise Welden, BAP Founder, for having a 3,000.00 dollar Scholarship in their name. This scholarship will be given annually to the most deserving student athlete from the Birmingham City Schools. 

 

2014-15 All City Girls Player of the Year - Kaitlyn Rodgers (Wenonah High School)

 

2014-15 All City Boys Player of the Year - Javien Williams (Woodlawn High School)

 

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