About Us

Founded in 1946, this organization was developed to promote sports in general, those who participate in athletic endeavors and those who lend their time and talents in support of those efforts.


The Portsmouth Sports Foundation

Created in 1991, the foundation was created to sustain an endowment for the purpose of awarding scholarships in the name of the Portsmouth Sports Club to deserving student-athletes from the Portsmouth area.

Portsmouth Sports Foundation Scholarships – Awarded Annually

    Roy Hendricks Scholarship In Honor of Vietnam Veterans
    Tyrone Hines Scholarship Given by an Anonymous Donor
    W. O. “Bill” Lewis Memorial Scholarship
    J. Chandler Harper Memorial Scholarship
    David and Delwyn Hutto
    Marty Brennaman Scholarship
    Roland W. “Bucky” Dodson Scholarship
    Portsmouth Sports Foundation Scholarship

Awards and Recognitions


Clarence Ace Parker High School Athletic Award of Excellence Male and Female

Clarence “Ace” Parker was voted the most versatile and greatest athlete ever from Hampton Roads. A Portsmouth native, “Ace” lettered in five sports at Woodrow Wilson High School and went on to play football, basketball, and baseball at Duke University. In 1937, Ace played professional baseball with the Philadelphia Athletics, and in the same year, played in the NFL with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He had many accomplishments in his NFL career including the NFL’s Most Valuable player in 1940. Ace later went on to become a member of the NFL Hall of Fame in 1972.
Ace was an active member of the Sports Club until his death in 2013 at the age of 101.


James L. “Jimmy” Williams Award

Sports Club Member of the Year

2017-2018 Officers

    President Sharon Moore
    1st Vice President. Charles Ciccotti
    2nd Vice President Bett Cornetta
    Secretary Eddie Mitchell
    Treasurer Rob Wilber
    Immediate Past President Nicole McGowan


    Brett Cornetta
    Billy Hastey
    Donald Hundley
    York Poole
    Nick Moore
    Amy Thompson
    Janet Thornhill
    J.T. Sykes Glenn Fritz
    Paul Vestal
    Eddie Webb
    Jack Welsby
    Richard Wentz