Bobby Hurt honored for 'pure joy of sport'

Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Bobby Hurt cuts the ceremonial ribbon to open Bobby Hurt Drive as Lewisburg Mayor Bob Phillips looks on.

Bobby Hurt is a true Tennessee Volunteer, as evidenced by the orange and white worn on a daily basis to support his favorite gridiron team.

Even more telling is the 30 years he has spent devoting his time to youth sports in Marshall County, most notably his accomplishments in helping to mold and shape the Marshall County Little League.

Friday, Mayor Bob Phillips and the Lewisburg City Council honored Hurt's years of service by dedicating the road leading into the Richard Cashion Little League Complex off of Spring Place Drive as Bobby Hurt Drive.

Hurt, who has spent more than 15 years as Little League president, appeared to be overwhelmed with the gesture. "This means a great deal to me," he said. "I consider it quite an honor. I never really thought about anything like this happening. It just really means a lot."

See Wednesday's Tribune for the complete story.