On an evening in which jokes were told and coaches talked about the struggles their teams were having going into the season, Buck Hall struck a serious tone at the Camden Shrine Club's jamboree kickoff dinner at Lake Shamokin.
Traveling along the paved paths which wind their way around the paddock area at the Carolina Motorsports Park while pedaling a mountain bike with one of his daughters who used the handlebars for a leg rest, with his other daughter following on her bicycle, Juan Pablo Montoya heads to one of the garages.
A native of Bogota, Colombia, Juan Pablo Montoya is one of 19 drivers to have won the Indianapolis 500 on more than one occasion. He, along with Penske IndyCar Racing teammate Helio Castroneves are the only active drivers to have won the race more than once with Castroneves having sipped from the ceremonial milk-filled bottle on three occasions.
Having already been honored with statues in his hometown of Camden and in Paterson, N.J., the late Baseball Hall of Fame member Larry Doby was honored last Saturday with a statue which will stand outside the Cleveland Indians' home stadium, Progressive Field.
When the passing league craze was just starting up, Camden High head coach Jimmy Neal made sure his Bulldogs were one of the first teams in the region to not only test the waters of the new competition but to jump into the fray head first.