DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy is mourning the loss of Héctor Cardona, recipient of the Academy’s 2016 International Honorary Doctorate. Cardona was an international leader instrumental in the success of sport in Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
Cardona, who lived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, passed away at age 81 on 16 June 2017 after a brief illness.
In November 2016, Cardona visited the Academy’s campus in Daphne, Ala., for the Academy’s Awards of Sport program, where he received his International Honorary Doctorate from Academy Trustee Dr. Gary Cunningham. At that event, Cardona stressed the importance of sport in a global society. Continue reading