The Lexington Hustlers have dedicated their internship program to the late Dick Robinson, an icon in the Lexington sports community who passed away in August.
The program, which Robinson helped kick-start, is largely responsible for performing organizational duties throughout the year, and gives students from area colleges hands-on experience assisting Hustlers operations.
“Dr. Robinson was highly instrumental and largely responsible for the inception of our internship program and our organization as a whole,” said general manager Adam Revelette. “Dedicating the program to him is the very least we could do to honor a great fan of the Hustlers and an even better individual.”
Robinson is remembered as a man of many talents, and had a impressive career in business, politics, and sports. A member of the Hustlers board of advisers, Robinson is also the creator and producer of the wildly popular Joe B. and Denny Show.
He also served as an agent who recruited for Barry Meister, a Chicago-based agent who has represented Randy Johnson and Roy Oswalt, among others.
“Some people go the extra mile for other people,” Meister said in an August interview. “Dick Robinson runs a marathon for people.”
Robinson taught in the sports management program at Midway College, which is where the entire idea of the internship program arose.
“He was on board right from the start,” said Revelette. “His tireless support was a huge factor throughout our whole process of putting everything together.”
To read more about Dr. Robinson, click here.