The Mobile Arts and Sports Association was established in 1951 as the parent organization of the Senior Bowl. MASA is a non-profit corporation created for the purpose of promoting and advancing civic, social, cultural, recreational and artistic life of the community of Mobile and all its environs.
Since its inception, MASA has been responsible for donating more than $7.8 million to area charities with the help of the Senior Bowl and its ancillary events. Angus R. Cooper, II was named the sixth MASA Chairman in June of 2010. Cooper is Chairman and CEO of Cooper/T. Smith, a multi-national maritime company based in Mobile. He is currently on the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama system, is a member of the Chief Executives Organization, Inc. and serves on the Board of Directors of the Coast Guard Foundation and Crescent Towing & Salvage Co., Inc.