Al CallowayRIVIERA BEACH — Tracy Martin, father of slain teen Trayvon Martin, presented longtime civic leader Dan Calloway with the 50 Year Living Legends Award at the Dan Calloway Legacy Banquet on Saturday.

For his work in helping uplift youngsters through the Youth Recreation Association he founded, Calloway is being honored with a Legacy Weekend of activities which includes the Dan Calloway Celebrity Golf Outing, Friday, Aug. 16 at the Martin Downs Country Club in Palm City.

The Dan Calloway Legacy Weekend ended with a special worship service at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Riviera Beach, where Palm Beach County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor will be the keynote speaker for Mt. Olive’s Education Day.

Palm Beach County School District teacher Betty Wells served as emcee for the banquet.

Calloway is being recognized for helping young men and women in sports for nearly 50 years through the Youth Recreation Association, which provides youngsters lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork and completion, helping them to help their community achieve, grow and prosper.

The program’s goal is to enable young men and women to give back tenfold what has been given them. The association has been credited with a significant role in developing character and providing needed leadership and mentoring to its program participants.

Many National Football League, National Basketball Association and professional golfing greats, past and present, have come through Youth Recreation Association programs. Some include Lamar Parrish, Larry Little, Derek Harper, Abe Elam, Chris Jones, Fred Taylor, Ricky Jackson, O.J. Anderson,  Anthony Carter, Rich Relford, Michelle McGann and others who are scheduled to participate in all of the Legacy Weekend events.