The 1961 graduate of Centralia High School
has been one of the biggest boosters
of all sports in Centralia.
He was President of the CHS All Sports Booster Club from 1995 to 2003. Since
1993, he has been a member of the Centralia Sports Hall of Fame Committee. In 1996, he
Co-Chaired the “90 Years of Orphan Basketball” celebration.
Since CHS was recognized as the "Winningest Team in the
Nation”, Border worked with the Illinois Legislature to have highway signs
with that designation located at each highway entrance to Centralia.
He put in many hours reorganizing
the trophy cases at CHS (over 400 trophies). In 2002, he was named
to the I.B.C.A. Hall of Fame as a fan.