PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, JANUARY 1, 2016



Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame, Inc. declares January 1, 2016 as Day|21 in Honor of Pasadena Native and NBA Superstar Michael Cooper.

 
On New Year's Day, millions of people across the world will watch the 127th Tournament of Roses Parade where the Los Angeles Lakers, winners of 16 NBA Championships, debut their float, “Every Second is an Adventure.”   

 
Every second is truly an adventure...and has been for Pasadena, California's very own - Michael Cooper.

 
From the black tops, parks, basketball courts and neighborhoods of Pasadena, through the halls and classrooms of Pasadena High School and Pasadena City College, Michael Cooper - the defensive backbone of the 1980s Lakers, helped the Lakers secure "5" NBA Championships during his 12 year career in the Purple and Gold uniform.

 
The Lakers float will travel down Colorado Blvd...literally an "over pass" away from Mr. Cooper’s childhood home and neighborhood, past his junior college before resting finally at his high school.  It's only fitting that our hometown legend, Pasadena City College Hall of Famer, and our very own Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame 2015-16 Inductee be recognized in grand fashion on this day. No other float entry in this year's Rose Parade pays homage to Pasadena’s local sports history. It's truly a day...where every second of the Laker’s adventure to Mr. Cooper’s hometown and participation in the 127th Rose Parade is a historical moment worth celebrating.  Thus, in honor of Mr. Cooper, we deem January 1, 2016, as Day|21 - calling attention to his contributions to the sport of basketball and the Laker's franchise while wearing No. 21.

 
Mr. Cooper is a member of the 2015-16 Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame, Inc. Inductees which includes: Alice Brown(Track & Field); Rod Sherman(Football); Obea Moore(Track & Field); Jennie Jacobsen-Huse(Water Polo); Blair High School 1969 Varsity Football Team and Captain: James McAlister(Football); Linetta Wilson (Track & Field); Lana Cantrell(Track & Field); Nikky Caddell Hanks (Track & Field); Carrie Franklin (Track & Field).




www.pasadenasportshalloffame.org

 P.O. Box 91984, Pasadena, CA.  91109

Tele: 626.319.2443 / E-mail:Pashofpal@aol.com


PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, JANUARY 1, 2016



Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame, Inc. declares January 1, 2016 as Day|21 in Honor of Pasadena Native and NBA Superstar Michael Cooper.

 
On New Year's Day, millions of people across the world will watch the 127th Tournament of Roses Parade where the Los Angeles Lakers, winners of 16 NBA Championships, debut their float, “Every Second is an Adventure.”   

 
Every second is truly an adventure...and has been for Pasadena, California's very own - Michael Cooper.

 
From the black tops, parks, basketball courts and neighborhoods of Pasadena, through the halls and classrooms of Pasadena High School and Pasadena City College, Michael Cooper - the defensive backbone of the 1980s Lakers, helped the Lakers secure "5" NBA Championships during his 12 year career in the Purple and Gold uniform.

 
The Lakers float will travel down Colorado Blvd...literally an "over pass" away from Mr. Cooper’s childhood home and neighborhood, past his junior college before resting finally at his high school.  It's only fitting that our hometown legend, Pasadena City College Hall of Famer, and our very own Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame 2015-16 Inductee be recognized in grand fashion on this day. No other float entry in this year's Rose Parade pays homage to Pasadena’s local sports history. It's truly a day...where every second of the Laker’s adventure to Mr. Cooper’s hometown and participation in the 127th Rose Parade is a historical moment worth celebrating.  Thus, in honor of Mr. Cooper, we deem January 1, 2016, as Day|21 - calling attention to his contributions to the sport of basketball and the Laker's franchise while wearing No. 21.

 
Mr. Cooper is a member of the 2015-16 Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame, Inc. Inductees which includes: Alice Brown(Track & Field); Rod Sherman(Football); Obea Moore(Track & Field); Jennie Jacobsen-Huse(Water Polo); Blair High School 1969 Varsity Football Team and Captain: James McAlister(Football); Linetta Wilson (Track & Field); Lana Cantrell(Track & Field); Nikky Caddell Hanks (Track & Field); Carrie Franklin (Track & Field).




www.pasadenasportshalloffame.org

 P.O. Box 91984, Pasadena, CA.  91109

Tele: 626.319.2443 / E-mail:Pashofpal@aol.com

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For Immediate Release:

Pasadena, California - July 15, 2015


The Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame, Inc. (AKA “PASHOF”) welcomes the 2015-16 Hall of Fame Inductees:

Michael Cooper
Pasadena High School
Sport: Basketball

Obea Moore
John Muir High School
Sport: Track & Field

Blair High School 1969

Varsity Football Team and
Captain: James McAlister

Sport: Football

Linetta Wilson
Lana Cantrell
Nikky Caddell Hanks
Carrie Franklin

John Muir High School
Sport: Track & Field

Jennie Jacobsen Huse
Pasadena High School
Sport: Water Polo

Rod Sherman
John Muir High School
Sport: Football

Alice Brown
John Muir High School
Sport: Track & Field


Beginning the week of July 20th, PASHOF will "spotlight" our 2015-16 Inductees to the entire community of Pasadena and the world. 


Join the celebration!




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