2013 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

By  //  January 4, 2013

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SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME

ABOVD VIDEO: Tim Wakefield, a 2012 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame inductee, talks about his incredible career in pro sports and growing up in Brevard County.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame selection committee released today an impressive array of outstanding individuals to be inducted into the 2013 Class of the Hall of Fame.

For more than a century, athletes from Brevard have been considered among the finest in America and their accomplishments are honored and immortalized by the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame.

Dozens of nominees were considered for the 2013 class in four categories including professional sports, college sports, high school sports and amateur sports. Special honorary recognition will also be bestowed upon individuals and teams that have made significant contributions to sports on the Space Coast.

2013 SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Professional Category
• Laura Baugh, golf
• Bruce Bochy, baseball
• Bubba McDowell, football
• Wil Perdue, basketball

College Category
• Derek Brown, football
• Fidgi Haig, soccer
• Kim Hammond, football
• Brian Johnson, baseball
• Gerald White, football

Prep Category
• Courtenay Baines-Lundy, soccer
• Bobby Barnes, all-around
• Xavier Carter, track
• Meghan Cornett, softball
• Danny Tharpe, all-around

Amateur Category
• Troy Cox, player/coach/administrator
• Judy Hedgecock, softball
• Kathy Johnson, gymnastics
• Steve O’Neill, official
• Adam Taylor, skateboarding

Coaching Category
• Dick Blake, basketball
• Laura Dixon, volleyball
• Gregg Hostetler, basketball
• Ernie Rosseau, baseball
• John Wilkinson, football

Lifetime Achievement
• Barbara Caywood, journalist
• Rick Salick, philanthropy/surfing

Sports Visionary 
• Bill Jurgens, administrator

Team Hall of Fame
• 2012 Rockledge All-Stars, World Championship team

Challenger Award
• Kevin “Buster” Beal

Induction Gala & Sports Awards Set for May 10, 2013

The 2013 class of inductees will be enshrined on May 10, 2013 during the Induction Gala & Sports Awards. For information about the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame, or to reserve your seats, e-mail MaverickMultimedia@gmail.com or call 321-615-8111.

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME GRAND OPENING SET FOR FEBRUARY 7, 2013

Hall of Fame Opening Set for Feb. 7, 2013, Will Benefit Health First Foundation

The Grand Opening & 2013 Nominee Party will feature Space Coast Sports Hall of Famers, Sports Memorabilia, Live and Silent Auctions.

MAVERICKS SPORTS GRILL & BAR will be the permanent Home to the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame and will host a Grand Opening and Announcement Party on Feb 7 that will benefit the Health First Foundation. Owned by longtime restaurateur Nick Zervos, below, and businessman Lou Berman, above right, their new partners at the Merritt Island restaurant are Maverick Multimedia’s Giles Malone, second from right, Tom Palermo, second from left, and Dr. Jim Palermo, far left. (PHOTO BY ADRIENNE ROTH, BREVARD BUSINESS NEWS)

As Brevard County is so rich with athletic talent in the sports categories of Professional, College, Prep, Recreational, Coaching and Life-Time Achievement, the 2013 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Grand Opening and Nominee Party on February 7, 2013 is sure to be a home-run.

The festivites are open to the general public to come to Mavericks Sports Grill & Bar on Merritt Island (formerly Dogs Sports Bar & Grill) to enjoy a sumptuous all-you-can-eat extravaganza from the chefs at Mavericks, along with unlimited beer and wine.

The evening will also feature a silent auction with a wide variety of unique goods and services on offer, as well as a special live auction including fun and valuable collectable sports memorabilia.

Don’t delay as only 250 tickets are available at $75 each by calling 321-615-8111 or e-mail MaverickMultiMedia@gmail.com

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME 2012 INDUCTION & GALA COVERAGE

 


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