United States Handball Association
The United States Handball Association (USHA) is the national governing body for American handball in the United States, a game played mostly in that country. The organization is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit corporation which promotes the game and governs its rules.
Among the organization's specific activities are the sponsorship of tournaments, both amateur and professional, the publication of Handball Magazine, and the sponsorship and management of the Handball Hall of Fame in Tucson, Arizona.
The USHA was founded in 1951 by Bob Kendler of Chicago. In 1982, the national headquarters moved to Tucson. A board of directors runs the organization. The current president of the USHA is Mike Steele. In 2008, the organization reported having 8,500 members. Some members such as champion player Albert Apuzzi of Coney Island have helped run tournaments.
The associations Hall of Fame is run to designate and honor top handball players from various times and in the different varieties of the game.
Among the 38 players in the U.S. Handball Association Hall of Fame are Albert Apuzzi, Fred Lewis, Joe Platak, Paul Haber, Johnny Sloan, Oscar Obert, Rosemary Bellini, Vic Hershkowitz, Al Banuet, Al Torres, Naty “El Gato” Alvarado Sr., and Jim Jacobs.
- "USHA Mission Statement". United States Handball Association. Retrieved on 10 October 2008.
- "THE YEAR IN REVIEW -- 1993; The Year's Champions". The New York Times. December 26, 1993. Retrieved 2010-12-22.
Handball U.S. Handball Association One Wall Men -- Albert Apuzzi, New York.
- "ON YOUR OWN; For Some, Four Walls Are Not Necessary". The New York Times. June 4, 1990. Retrieved 2010-12-22.
Maybe you get on the cover of Handball Magazine, said Albert Apuzzi, a 34-year-old pharmacist at Coney Island Hospital who is a two-time singles champion. Otherwise, you do it for the prestige, the gratification.
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