HALL OF FAME OPENS AT EASTERN FLORIDA STATE

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SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME

ABOVE VIDEO: The main athletic building on the Eastern Florida State College Melbourne Campus now hosts the 83-member Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame. The Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame 2014 class will be inducted on May 9 at the Cocoa Beach Country Club.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The formal ribbon-cutting for the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame’s re-location was held Friday evening at the athletics building on Eastern Florida State’s Melbourne Campus.

The main athletic building on the Melbourne Campus will host the 83-member Hall of Fame, as portraits of the Hall of Famers are displayed on the wall in the building’s main hallway that runs parallel to the gym and outside the athletic department offices. Memorabilia items and related sports artifacts will be added to the display over time.

Jeff Carr

Jeff Carr

“We are very excited about another opportunity to assist the sports community and showcase some of our own former players and coaches who are members of the Hall of Fame and also to recognize those who have made an impact in our community through athletics,” said Jeff Carr, Associate Vice President for Athletics. “This would not be possible without the support of our college President Dr. Jim Richey.”

Attendees included Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame inductees, special guests and patrons of the Hall of Fame, Eastern Florida State College officials, and representatives of the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce. The event was sponsored by First Choice Medical Group.

2014 HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET SET FOR MAY 9

The Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2014 will be inducted on May 9 during a special ceremony at the Cocoa Beach Country Club.

Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame.The festivities, sponsored by First Choice Medical Group, include a meet and greet with the area’s sports royalty, dinner and the induction proceeding which includes compelling video tributes of each of the inductees.

For information and reservations for the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Gala, e-mail MaverickMultimedia@gmail.com or call 321-615-8111. To see all of the members of the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame log on to SpaceCoastDaily.com

PHOTO GALLERY: SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME RIBBON CUTTING

Images By Cyndi Byars

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The main athletic building on the Melbourne Campus will host the 83-member Hall of Fame, as portraits of the Hall of Famers are displayed on the wall in the building’s main hallway that runs parallel to the gym and outside the athletic department offices. Memorabilia items and related sports artifacts will be added to the display over time.

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LEFT TO RIGHT: Giles Malone, Matt, O’Hern, Tom Palermo, Jim Palermo, Jeff Carr, Chuck Daily, Debbie Bissland and Kiley Bissland cut the ribbon on the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame.

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Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame inductee Mike Cadore with Giles Malone.

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LEFT TO RIGHT: Giles Malone, Jeff Carr and 2014 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame inductee Rusty Buchanan.

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LEFT TO RIGHT: Theresa Davidson, Patricia Davidson, 2014 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Lisa Davidson, Don Davidson and Kelly Davidson.

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Stephanie Franklin of the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce, far left, and family, friends and fans of the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame gather for the opening of the Hall at Eastern Florida State College .

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Matt Hofmann and Corinne Jordan-Charlick, parents of Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame member Taylor Jordan

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Space Coast Hall of Fame member Robin Keener with Chuck Keener.

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Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame member Doug Butler with Alex Butler and Rhonda Butler.

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The family of 2014 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame inductee Charles LaRoach, left to right, include Andrea Smith, Cody Smith, Julie LaRoche and Kaylee Smith.

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LEFT TO RIGHT: Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Administrative Manager Debbie Bissland, Roger Molitor, Tayana Moore and Kiley Bissland.

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LEFT TO RIGHT: Patricia Davidson and 2014 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Lisa Davidson.

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Space Coast Sports Hall of Famer Wyatt Werneth.

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Bob Freeman, left, and Wyatt Werneth will be inducted into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame on May 9 at the Cocoa Beach Country Club.

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Caitlin Hill, 2014 Inductee Mary Ramba, Gene Ramba and Madison Hill.

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Eastern State College Sports Information Director Mark DeCotis with Maverick Multimedia President & CEO Tom Palermo.

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Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame inductee Michael Cadore, left, with Cornelia Cadore, center, and Dr. Jim Palermo.

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Megan Cornett, a 2013 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, left, with Tom Palermo.

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LEFT TO RIGHT: Alison Malone, Giles Malone, Rusty Buchanan, Michael Cadore and Cornelia Cadore enjoy the festivities during the opening of the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame at Eastern Florida State College.

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Space Coast Sports Hall of Famer Doug Butler checks out his portrait at in the Hall at Eastern Florida State College.

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Space Coast Daily’s Rhett Lighthall, Tom Palermo, and Anthony Moran.

SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT CLASS OF 2014

The 2014 class of the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame features another impressive array of outstanding individuals, and will be inducted on May 9 during a special ceremony at the Cocoa Beach Country Club.

The 2014 class of the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame features another impressive array of outstanding individuals, and will be inducted on May 9 during a special ceremony at the Cocoa Beach Country Club. (Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame image)

The 2014 class of the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame features another impressive array of outstanding individuals, and will be inducted on May 9 during a special ceremony at the Cocoa Beach Country Club. (Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame image)

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 2014 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.

INDUCTEES AND CATEGORIES ARE:

• Professional Category inductees are Geoff Bodine, Auto Racing; Doug Flutie, Football; and C.J and Damien Hobgood, Surfing.

The formal ribbon-cutting for the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame’s re-location to the athletics building at Eastern Florida State’s Melbourne Campus will be held Friday, April 25.

The formal ribbon-cutting for the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame’s re-location to the athletics building at Eastern Florida State’s Melbourne Campus will be held Friday, April 25.

• College Category inductees are Lisa Davidson, Softball; Cal Dixon, Football; Billy Horschel, Golf; and Katie Stengel, Soccer.
• Prep Category inductees are Mike Cadore, Football; Kevin Deaton, Baseball and Football; Taylor Jordan, Baseball; and James McGriff, Football.
• Amateur Category inductees are Jim Brackin, Softball; Bob Freeman, Surfing; Don and Denise Piercy, Sports Development; Rebecca Sparks, Running; and Wyatt Werneth, Paddle boarding.
• Coaching Category inductees are Jeanne Andrews, Multi-sport; Dan Burke, Football; Angie Patrick, Volleyball; and Mike Riazzi, Football.
• Lifetime Achievement inductees are Rusty Buchanan and Jack Kenworthy.
• Special recognition will go to Charlie LaRoche, Sports Development; Peter Kerasotis, Sports Journalism; Florida Tech Football, Pioneer Award; Mary Ramba, Challenger Award; and Palm Bay Rockets, Team of the Year.

SpaceCoastDaily.com will highlight each of the inductees with a tribute video beginning May 1, and in a special edition of Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine features the Space Coast Hall of Fame Class of 2014.

ABOVE VIDEO: SpaceCoastDaily.com’s Keith Malone talks with Tim Wakefield about his induction into the inaugural class of the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.

2014 HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET SET FOR MAY 9

Seating for the 2014 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Sports Awards, which will be held at the Cocoa Beach County Club on May 9, will be limited to just 400, so don’t delay in making your reservations.

Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame.The festivities, sponsored by First Choice Medical Group, include a meet and greet with the area’s sports royalty, dinner and the induction proceeding which includes compelling video tributes of each of the inductees.

For information and reservations for the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Gala, e-mail MaverickMultimedia@gmail.com or call 321-615-8111. To see all of the members of the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame log on to SpaceCoastDaily.com


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