First Bill Buchalter Spirit Award Scholarship Presented to Central Florida Athlete Justin Williams
This year’s winner of the annual Bill Buchalter Spirit Award, Justin Williams, was also awarded a scholarship thanks to the family of the famed sportswriter who passed away in July 2021. Justin, a basketball player from Foundation Academy in Orlando, FL, was presented with the scholarship during the Florida Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement event held November 2 in Tampa, FL. The Bill Buchalter Spirit Award is presented annually by the Orlando Sentinel to high school athletes who have persevered through personal struggles. Read More >
Dexter Jackson, Vinny Lecavalier, Pam Oliver Headline 2022 Florida Sports Hall of Fame Induction Class
One of the most diverse class of Florida athletes were inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame November 2 in Tampa, FL. This year’s 12-member class represents careers spanning from 1979 to current and across seven different sports – baseball, bowling, fishing, football, golf and speed skating in addition to sports broadcasting. The class also represents the first-ever Special Olympic athlete to join the Hall.
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Former Chicago Bear Tyrone Keys Wins 2022 Hewell Family Fame for Fitness Award
Tyrone Keys, founder of All Sports Community Service, was the 10th recipient of the Hewell Family Fame for Fitness award for his organization’s impact on youth in his community.
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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.