How Did It All Come About?
President and CEO - Bobby Letterman (Cherokee)
played for many years with the Provo Blazers an All Indian
Basketball Team. In 1982 They organized the Provo Indian
Athletic Association, which later became the Indian
Basketball Association. The Goal was to have different
sports available for Native Americans to show their skills
and abilities; To be recognized like their Hero - Jim Thorp.
Then in 1995 Bobby became the Softball State Director
and was surprised when attending the National Convention
that there was every type of Specialty World Series with the
only exception being that there was not a Native American
one. He Decided that there definitely needed to be one as
he knew many excellent Native American ball players. So
in 1995 He held the First Native American World Series.
That First year there were only 4 Teams in attendance.
And from there it grew, and grew, and has been enjoyed by
many. But his goals are not over with yet as he would like
to see all sports played and to celebrate the many talents
of the Native American Athlete.
Also after his 25th year involved in Native American
Sports Bobby Letterman started the NISA HALL OF FAME to
again recognize the excellence of many athletes involved in
the true love of Sports.