Monday, August 22, 2016

Elroy Hirsch and the Union 76 Sports Club Pledge

By John Turney

After his playing career Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch was a spokesperson for Union 76 Oil of California. Among his duties was to act as the Director of the Union 76 Sports Club. Below is the Ad that listed a pledge that all young athletes in the club were asked to take, perhaps something akin to the Boy Scout oath.

To live up to the best within me
To never give up, no matter what the score is
To meet defeat gracefully, be humble in victory
To maintain the ideals of sportsmanship at all times, both on and off the field
To prepare myself to be a moral and physical credit to my family, my community, and my country

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