Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Happy Birthday B.A.A.

Today the Boston Athletic Association turns 119 years old. On March 15, 1887, the Boston Athletic Association was established, and in May of that year ground was broken for a clubhouse on Exeter Street. The membership fee was $40 with annual dues of $30.

It would be another 10 years before the first running of the B.A.A. Road Race, later know as the Boston Marathon.

The first president of the B.A.A. was Robert F. Clark, who with other influential men in the community set the following objective for their club: " to encourage all manly sports and promote physical culture.”

Today the president of the B.A.A. is Thomas Grilk.

It's your birthday.We gon' party like it's yo birthday.
-50 Cent