- To preserve the past and remember the glory years of the Prairie View Interscholastic League, which existed from 1920 to 1970, and instill personal pride and selfesteem by increasing the cultural awareness of the PVIL heritage.
- To identify former PVIL coaches inducted into the Texas High School Coaches Association Hall of Honor.
- To develop a museum to house the PVIL memorabilia. (The University of Texas Division of Diversity and Community
The late Joe Wade, who passed away in 1999, will be posthumously inducted, as he was part of a twotime state football championship team that went undefeated in 1957 and 1958. “Flying Joe Wade” was a fouryear letterman and earned two AllState honors during the championship seasons. While the PVILCA recognizes its past, it also has a connection with today’s high school students by awarding the PVILCA Athlete of the Year awards to deserving youth.Dana Barnes, a PVILCA Board of Director member, said that these people are selected based on both athletic achievement and a gradepoint average of 3.5 or higher. Starting next year, an essay will be required of applicants. “Our goal is to have the graduating students learn, understand and appreciate the efforts and sacrifices of the African American students, teachers, coaches and community that came before them,” Barnes said. “People and communities that unfortunately do not exist today.” By recognizing graduating high school students along with those individuals that played, coached and participated in the PVILCA, Barnes said, the PVILCA feels that the history and vision of the organization can and will flourish. “To quote Proverbs 29:18,” she said. “‘Where there is no vision, the people perish.’”
WHERE THERE IS NO VISION, THE PEOPLE PARISH