Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

G Gathering
        Chesapeake Sports Club

Chesapeake Sports Club



The monthly Chesapeake Sports Club meeting was recently held at the Chesapeake Conference Center where two new Legends of Honor were inducted. William “Fella” Rhodes was a Great Bridge Wildcat where he played football and ran track. He continued on at East Carolina University, later returning to teach and coach in Great Bridge.
 
The second athlete to be named a Legend of Honor, was Jack Gaines. Jack spoke of how his adversities along the way, such as being an African-American athlete during a time of segregation, and being drafted at the height of his baseball career, had “seasoned” the path that made him who he is today.

Legend of Honor Jack Gaines with his brother Jerry

Martin Oliver introduces Legend of Honor William “Fella” Rhodes

Club President Glenn Hampton presenting William “Fella” Rhodes with his plaque

William “Fella” Rhodes

William “Fella” Rhodes

Jerry Gains introduces the next Legend of Honor, his brother Jack Gaines

Dr. Jack Gains talks about how his past had “seasoned” his life

Club President Glenn Hampton presenting Jack Gaines with his plaque

Legend of Honor Jack Gaines

Legend of Honor William “Fella” Rhodes with his wife

Legend of Honor William “Fella” Rhodes

Legend of Honor William “Fella” Rhodes with Martin Oliver