Saint James
Saint James School
Montgomery, Alabama

Press Box Named for J.R. Brown

Pictured left to right, Saint James School Athletic Director Jerry Browning, Board of Director Chair Helena Duncan, Honoree J.R. Brown, Head of School Melba Richardson and Former Saint James Board Member Frank Woodson, Principal of the Beasley Allen Law Firm.

The Saint James School community came together Friday, September 12, 2014 to dedicate the stadium press box to 1980 alumni, J.R. Brown. In a half-time ceremony, the Head of School, Melba Richardson, Board of Director Chair, Helena Duncan, Saint James Athletic Director, Jerry Browning, and former Saint James Board Member, Frank Woodson, presented a Remington bust and plaque to Mr. Brown prior to unveiling the new press box signage.

The plaque presented to Mr. Brown reads, ‘In recognition and appreciation for your outstanding service and dedication to Saint James Athletics, Saint James School, Montgomery, Alabama.’ The Remington bust was donated by the Beasley Allen Law Firm and presented by firm principal Mr. Frank Woodson. The new press box signage honors Mr. Brown now known as the ‘J.R. Brown Pressbox.’

“In addition to the website J.R. created for reporting the history and stats of STJ athletics, he has also spent numerous hours announcing ballgames, both football and basketball games, operating the clock, and numerous other volunteer jobs for our athletic program,” said Head of School, Melba Richardson. “It is simply impossible to calculate the hours J.R. Brown has devoted to Saint James School athletic events.”

J.R. Brown graduated from Saint James School in 1980 and then continued his education at The University of Alabama. J.R. returned home to Montgomery after college and for almost 30 years has been a vital part of the Saint James athletic program.

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