Bill Buchalter Spirit Award Scholarship Presented to Central Florida Athlete Alex Pring

This year’s winner of the annual Bill Buchalter Spirit Award, Alex Pring, was also awarded a scholarship thanks to the family of the famed sportswriter who passed away in July 2021.  Alex, a one-armed football player from South Lake High School in Groveland, FL,  was presented with the scholarship in front of his fellow classmates at halftime of the school’s first football game of the season. The Bill Buchalter Spirit Award is presented annually by the Orlando Sentinel to high school athletes who have persevered through personal struggles.  Read Alex’s story.


2023 Hewell Family Fame for Fitness Award Winner is Ashanti Jackson’s Gameface 4:13 Academy

Founded by Ashanti Jackson, a former member of the Jacksonville Dolphins women’s basketball team, GameFace 4:13 leverages the power of basketball to create better outcomes for the youth they serve.  Read More >


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.