Bill Buchalter Spirit Award Scholarship Established

The winner of the annual Bill Buchalter Spirit Award, presented by the Orlando Sentinel to high school athletes who have persevered through personal struggles, will also be awarded scholarship money, thanks to the family of the famed sportswriter who passed away in July 2021. The amount of the scholarship is still being determined. Read More >

Alonzo Mourning, Ed Reed, Dara Torres Headline 2020/21 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 2020/21 Class. This year’s eight-member class represents careers spanning from 1970 to current and across six different sports – swimming/diving, basketball, hockey, football, and baseball. They will be enshrined into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame in an induction ceremony to be held at Trump Doral Resort on November 10, 2021. A previous class was announced in July of 2020, but with scheduling changes due to COVID-19, some original nominees were unavailable and will be added to a future class induction.
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Back-to Back Championships Give the Tampa Bay Lightning Their Second Consecutive, and Third Overall, Stanley Cup Championship

As the celebrations continue for the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning winning back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships and, thereby, keeping the Cup in Tampa Bay, we thought it appropriate to acknowledge our members who have played a part in building and maintaining the franchise.
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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.