HomeTown Teams: Schedule of Events

Posted on April 12, 2018 by Tia Rumbaugh

Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is proud to host a variety of day and evening events as part of the Smithsonian Travelling Exhibit: Hometown Teams – How Sports Shape America which is open now through May 19th. The next few weeks offer exceptional opportunities to meet and greet with sports legends who are also local and active members in the Ashland, KY community.


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Tuesday 4/24, 6PM – Boys Soccer round-table discussion with former Russell HS Coach Clayton Hill & Jack Ditty MD.


Wednesday 4/25, 6PM & 7PM – B&G Track round-table discussion with former Boyd Co. Coach Bob Stacey followed by B&G Cross Country discussion.


Thursday 4/26, 6PM & 7PM – “Title IX, 45 years later, Help or Hindrance” round-table discussion with Liz Trabandt (Russel HS 1st Girls Basketball Coach & 1st Woman on KHSAA BOD), Mary Robinson (Assistant), and Linda Meyers (Ashland HS Girls Basketball Coach), followed by “Impact of Travel Teams” discussion with Devin Johnson (KY Christian U. Head Soccer Coach), Kyle Sniatecki (Soccer Travel Team Coach), Bobby Allen (Russell HS Asst. Soccer Coach), and Kynidee Allen (Russell HS Soccer & Travel Team Player).


Saturday 4/28, 2PM – “Anglers on the Hook” – Fishin’ with Soc Clay & Sam Piatt – an intimate conversation with America’s greatest outdoor photographer Soc Clay and renowned sports columnist and author G. Sam Piatt.


Monday 4/30, 6:30PM – Jim Fannin “America’s Zone Coach” delivers his motivational and inspiring work which has been the renowned tool for pro athletes to incorporate into their regimen for overcoming mental blocks in their field. All aspiring athletes, and corporate/professional staff who desire to be the best in their industry, should not miss this amazing opportunity to glean how to take their game to the next level.


Tuesday 5/1, 6PM – “All Things Tennis” – featuring roundtable discussions by greats such as Jeff Morrison (Huntington to Wimbeldon) and Julie Ditty “Pro Tennis Circuit”, Jim Fannin “The Zone Coach”, and Jerry Groce (KY Tennis Hall of Fame) and more! Not to be missed by all tennis fans!


Wednesday 5/2, 6PM – “Tee Off with Jack Barber” roundtable discussion including George Rupert (Senior Pro Golf Tour) and Jim Fannin “The
Zone Coach” and more! Exceptional event with legends in the field, not to be missed by golf fans!


Thursday 5/3, 6PM & 7PM – Girls Softball round-table discussion with Former Boyd Co Girls Softball Coach Bill Bradley & Rod Heineman, followed by B&G Swimming discussion by teams and players.


Tuesday 5/8, 6PM & 7PM – Archery followed by Wrestling round-table discussion by HS Coaches and players.


Wednesday 5/9, 6PM – Girls Basketball round-table discussion with Russell HS Girls’ Basketball Coach Mary Sterling Layne and Paul G Blazer HS Girl’s Basketball Coach Bill Bradley


Thursday 5/10, 6PM & 7PM – “One & Done” round-table hot topic discussion with Huntington Prep Basketball Head Coach Arkell Bruce and friends, followed by “Concussions: Tackling Our Responsibility” by local physician and players.


Tuesday 5/15, 6PM – Cheerleading round-table discussion by 35yr Ashland Cheerleading Coach Cathy Goble and KAPOS Coach of the Year 1992.


Wednesday 5/16, 6PM – Girls Volleyball round-table discussion with Boyd Co. Coach Katee Neltner and Fairview Volleyball Coach Donna Lambert.


Thursday 5/17, 6PM – Girls Soccer round-table discussion with area coaches and players.


Saturday & Sunday 5/19-5/20 Pickle-ball Tournament at Central Park


These special events are just some of the many events centered around the Smithsonian’s Travelling Exhibit: Hometown Teams – How Sports Shape America, which is currently open at the Highlands Museum located at 1620 Winchester Avenue, Ashland KY 41101, and runs through May 19th. Reduced admission price is $5, and extended operating hours (Tues-Fri 10AM-8PM, Sat 10AM-6PM) are also in effect during the exhibit’s run. ASTC Museum members enjoy complimentary entry, which can be purchased for $75/yr (or $55/yr with applicable discount) by calling 606-329-8888.