Left to Right: San Francisco 49ers Football Legend Jerry Rice and Mark Sills, 2021 San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame Banquet
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Watch "22 News | 50th Anniversary of Howard Championship Basketball Team" on YouTube

HOWARD HIGH SCHOOL 1973 Championship Team 50th Anniversary Celebration Video

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Howard HS- Grils1978-1979 BBall Reunion

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Honoring Basketball Legends & Mentors Part 1 of 2 (YouTube)


Winter Basketball Academy (FLYER, JPG)

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JAMES SILLS 90th Birthday Celebration Video (YouTube)

COMMUNITY CROSSFIRE - 4/11/2021 (YouTube) Storm is back tonight with some special guest. First up, Coach Stan Waterman and three of his players from the Sanford Boys State Championship team.

DAASHOF 2020 Virtual Banquet - The Delaware Afro American Sports Hall Of Fame Banquet for 2020 will be VIRTUAL this year, on Saturday, April 17, 2021at 6:00 p.m.
Virtual Banquet Video Link
(Note: Link Will NOT Go Live Until Start of Banquet)

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Please take a moment to view my weekly Herman Holloway Jr. Live telecast on Comcast channel 190.
—Mark Sills

Derrick Jones Jr. gets Puma deal after dunk contest win (ESPN)

Howard High School Alumni Association Induction Ceremony - WED, MAR 25, 2020 (APR 1, 2020 Snow Date) - Download Wall of Fame Flyer (PDF, 645KB)

DAASHOF April 2020 Banquet Flyer (JPG, 947KB)

Small College National Hall of Fame Induction, October 31, 2019 (PDF, 11.3MB)

Wilmington Sunday League Championship PHOTOS

Chamique Holdsclaw Holdin' It Down With Q & D | Knuckleheads S2: E5 | The Players' Tribune

Bringing it home: Delle Donne, Mystics earn 1st WNBA crown. The Washington Mystics have won their first WNBA championship, getting 22 points from Emma Meesseman and 21 from banged-up league MVP Elena Delle Donne to beat the Connecticut Sun 89-78 in Game 5 of the Finals (DE News Journal)

Urban Youth Inc. celebrates 2 decades of providing an alternative to youth violence [WDEL 101.7FM]

Watch "b n g club" on YouTube (YouTube)

Bo Kimble, Mark Sills, and DavidSpencerLeft to right former NBA player and former University of Southern California basketball legend Bo Kimble, Mark Sills and former University of Southern California basketball coach David Spencer

Mark Sills recieved the Robert Chiney Miller Humanitarian Award for his community service and youth programs in Wilmington, DE at the Eastside Community Day celebration. (See MORE PHOTOS from the event.)

Eastside Community Day Celebration -Mark Sills - Humanitarian Award


Mark Sills Selected to Serve on Small College Basketball Hall of Fame Committee Board In Kansas City, MO (SmallCollegeBasketball.com/hall-of-fame)

Former Newark basketball star Wilbert ‘TC’ Ransburg a Hall of Famer (Newark Post Online)

Mark Sills, President of the Delaware Afro-American Sports Hall of Fame (Delaware Today Magazine Article, PDF)

Howard High School Crowned 1996 State Champions Of Delaware (Championship Game, March 11, 1996 at Bob Carpenter Center, Newark, DE)

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Delaware Afro_American Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019 (PDF)

Delaware Afro_American Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019



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James H. Sills Jr. Bridge Dedication Ceremony

Featuring comments (in order of appearance) by Stephanie T Bolden, Shaileen Bhatt, Chris Coons, Christopher Bullock, Thomas Gordon, Margaret Rose Henry, Robert Marshall, Jea Street, Theo Gregory, Dennis P Williams, and James H Sills Jr.

The North Market Street Bridge was officially renamed after former Wilmington Mayor James H. Sills Jr. Sills was the city's first African-American mayor and served from 1992-2000.

The dedication ceremony was held on Tuesday July 14th. The plaque reads as followed:

Mayor James H. Sills, Jr. Bridge
North Market Street
Brandywine Creek

This bridge is named for Dr. James H. Stills, Jr. to honor his service as a State Legislator, as the first African American Mayor of Wilmington and for his tenure as a Wilmington City Council member. His personal love, commitment and dedication to our city and state are unwavering.

Jim Sills talks with with Norman Oliver, Stormino.net

Urban Youth Inc Fall League Mix

Mark Sills with Cousin, Nate Britt, UNC National Championship Team

Mark Sills with Cousin, Nate Britt, UNC National Championship Team

Mark Sills and WNBA Basketball Legend Chamique Holdsclaw (Photo Taken at the Slam Dunk Session June 17-18, 2017 Randallstown, MD)

Mark Sills & Reno Bighorns NBA Development League Player 7'5" Tall Sim Bhullar at The Bob Carpenter at University Of Delaware Pro Basketball Game.

Mark Sills with Reno Bighorns NBA Development League Player 7-foot, 5-inch tall Sim Bhullar at The Bob Carpenter at Univ of DE Pro Basketball Game

Mark Sills At World Famous Cameron Indoor Stadium

Mark Sills At World Famous Cameron Indoor Stadium

Mark Sills At World Famous Cameron Indoor Stadium