OCEAN CITY, Md. Saturday, September 24, Al “Hondo” Handy, who has become a staple in the East Coast sports community, officially adds author to his resume by launching his first book, “Defying Expectations,” a book about family, sports and recreation .
While most know Hondo as the former manager of Ocean City’s recreational sports programs, his journey there is the story he tries to tell.
He tells 47 ABC WMDT, he grew up playing multiple sports like basketball, baseball, football and even indoor track, but a knee injury that ended his career struck a new path in his life and led him to recreational sports.
It was recreational sport where over the years he has been able to help kids of all athletic abilities learn the true importance of sport which he says is sportsmanship, and the family and lessons are all written down in his new book. “I’m a little excited, but I’m also a little nervous because I expect all my friends to be there and I’ve accomplished something that was on my bucket list, so I’m honored to have had the chance to do this do,” says Handy.
Handy also says he hopes to write another book one day, but this is a great start to the legacy he hopes to leave for the community.
The official book launch and signing will take place on Saturday, September 24 at the Residence Inn by Marriot in Ocean City from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM