The Florida Sports Hall of Fame Fan Club is pleased to announce that it has raised enough money through its Student Scholarship Program to sponsor all 117 children attending Florida Citrus Sports’ annual summer camp. Each camper will receive a student membership to the Fan Club which includes a tablet bag, pen and discounts to Dick’s Sporting Goods, Pizza Hut and Buffalo Wild Wings. They will also receive a T-shirt donated by Athletic Junction.
The Florida Sports Hall of Fame Fan Club joined forces with the Florida Citrus Sports Foundation earlier this year to look for ways to give back to children in the Central Florida community. The Foundation offers a free summer camp program to economically-disadvantaged children, primarily from the West Lakes communities surrounding Camping World Stadium. Camp focuses on academics, athletics, attitude and achievement in a safe and productive environment.
“We feel very good about the work we are doing to provide a sports/educational experience for these children through these student membership scholarships,” said Fan Club director Jan Richard. “Our hope is for this partnership to lead to other opportunities for the Florida Sports Hall of Fame Fan Club to benefit youth sports around the state.”
The Florida Sports Hall of Fame’s commitment to the camp also includes providing sports celebrities to speak, inspire and run clinics for the campers. Alan Smith, retired Premier League Footballer with Leeds, Manchester United and New Castle, has been a speaker. Olympic gold medalist Scott Johnson is scheduled to address the group July 9, which will be recorded by Spectrum Sports for an upcoming broadcast segment. Future speakers include Stetson Baseball Coach Pete Dunn, former Orlando Magic player Nick Anderson and former NFL player William Floyd.
The Florida Sports Hall of Fame Fan Club was introduced to offer fans and enthusiasts the satisfaction of supporting sports at all levels – from local youth programs to professional athletes – while enjoying access to great benefits and discounts, logo merchandise, exclusive digital content, special events and exclusive offers.
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