It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we recognize the passing of long-time board member Larry Wahl. In addition to his innumerable contributions to the Florida Sports Hall of Fame, Larry was a widely respected spokesman for the New York Yankees, ABC Sports, Miami Hurricanes and the Orange Bowl. Larry died March 3, 2021 after a two-year battle with blood cancer. He was 67.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame Statement on Coronavirus
For sixty years the Florida Sports Hall of Fame has been a leader in our state in not only identifying and honoring our best and brightest sports celebrities, but also as a determined advocate of the health and well being of our citizens.
As we all face the current Coronavirus pandemic together our organization is most sympathetic to all those affected by the virus, in particular the youth organizations we support through our sponsorship and fundraising dollars. Much of our financial support is generated through a series of celebrity sporting events, mixers and meet-and-greet opportunities. Needless to say, like all Americans, we will suspend these activities until such time that it is determined the safety of our participants is no longer compromised.
In the meantime, we wish all of our constituents – Hall of Fame members, directors, sponsors, partners, donors and indeed all citizens of the state of Florida good heath and safety in this trying time.
Tiger Woods, Pat Riley And Alex Rodriguez Headline 2020 Florida Sports Hall Of Fame Induction Class
Some of South Florida’s most iconic athletes have been tapped for induction into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame as part of the 2020 Class. The 10-member class was announced Wednesday on Fan Stream Sports Live broadcast throughout Florida. This year’s class have careers spanning from 1970 to current and represent six different sports – swimming, basketball, hockey, football, baseball and golf. They will be enshrined into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame in an induction ceremony to be held in South Florida sometime next year.
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View the live stream announcement of our 2020 class on JP Peterson’s Fan Stream Sports Show with guests Dara Torres, Roberto Luongo, Johnny Damon and Bennie Blades! Hosted by JP Peterson with Florida Sports Hall of Fame President Tim Ramsberger.
About the Florida Sports Hall of Fame
The Florida Sports Hall of Fame recognizes and honors Florida’s greatest sports figures and events, and leverages this collective celebrity to promote fitness awareness, education and sports activities among our state’s youth and adults. Equally important is the promotion of the qualities of discipline and honor among sports participants.