NHPS Athletic Center to be named for Hall of Famer Floyd Little

New Haven Athletic Center to be named for Floyd Little
 

Published: Saturday, July 02, 2011
 
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Courtesy of New Haven Register
 
 
The New Haven Athletic Center will be named in honor of city native Floyd Little, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, New Haven Public Schools announced.
 

Little, who went to Hillhouse, will attend a ceremony on Sept. 15 officially naming the facility the Floyd Little Athletic Center. The building is the largest high school athletic facility (98,000 sq ft.) in New England and is the site of more than 70 league, state and regional athletic championship events annually.
 

Little, who was born and grew up in New Haven, overcame adversity including the early death of his father, to become a star running back at Hillhouse, Bordentown Military Academy and Syracuse University, where he was an All-America selection three straight seasons, and then with the Denver Broncos.
 

On Sept. 16, Little will address Hillhouse students. Later that day, he will flip the coin for the school’s football game against North Haven.
 

The Floyd Little Athletic Center Organizing Committee is seeking private donations for a new sign, a trophy case with memorabilia from Little’s football career, plaques with photos of Little and a mural of him in action on the football field. The committee will hold various fundraising events in the coming months to pay for the items and cover event expenses.
 

For information, call Bill Santillo at 203-624-8767 or email eagleproperties7@gmail.com.