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Sunday Speaker Series Online: Reflections on the 1963 NAIA National Championship
November 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Players from the 1963 NAIA National Championship Pan American College basketball team will virtually meet during the Sunday Speaker Series Online presentation, “Reflections on the 1963 NAIA National Championship: Pan American Broncs Speak,” on Facebook Live.
In 2018, the museum found a loose photograph identified in a Pan American college yearbook. Museum archivist Kelly Francis-Love referenced the school yearbook and identified the person in the photograph as James E. McGurk, who was part of the 1963 NAIA National Championship Pan American College basketball team. This set in a motion the opportunity to reunite the team, which was spearheaded by McGurk’s son, Robert, who is the current chairman of the museum board of trustees at MOSTHistory.
“It makes you kind of proud that he’s part of the history here [at the museum],” Robert said. “I’ve known that he was part of the historic Bronc basketball team in ‘63. [The photograph] brings it home.”
The presentation will broadcast at facebook.com/MOSTHistory/live. Guests are encouraged to interact with the team by posting questions and comments on the live chat. The presentation will be recorded and posted for public access on the Museum’s website at www.mosthistory.org.
This program is made possible with generous support from the Carmen C. Guerra Endowment. Mrs. Guerra was deeply committed to supporting educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley. This named endowment was created at the museum by her family to honor her memory and to continue her commitment to providing opportunities for education to the community.