WATCH REPLAY: Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Inducted With Cheers, Tears, High Emotion
By Space Coast Daily // May 20, 2018
JAMMED BALLROOM AT COCOA BEACH COUNTRY CLUB CELEBRATES SENSATIONAL INDUCTEES
2018 SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION: PART I – The 2018 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Sports Awards was held Friday, May 11 at the Cocoa Beach Country Club.
2018 SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION: PART II – The 2018 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Sports Awards was held Friday, May 11 at the Cocoa Beach Country Club.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The 2018 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Sports Awards was held Friday, May 11 at the Cocoa Beach Country Club.
The 2018 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Ceremony was a memorable and inspirational evening, featuring 26 awards for the royalty of sports personalities on the Space Coast, and included many who traveled from all four corners of America, and beyond, to enjoy the occasion.
A capacity crowd packed the sold-out Cocoa Beach Country Club for the induction dinner and program where all the inductees were featured in special video tributes showcasing their careers.
Each inductee spoke of their lives as sports figures, and each received a special cut-glass award and commemorative personal portrait with their image on the front cover of Space Coast Daily Sports.
The festivities included a meet and greet with the area’s sports royalty as well as the dinner and induction proceedings, which includes compelling video tributes of each of the inductees.
The 2018 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame induction event, and the 2018 High School Breakfast of Champions recognition awards, are sponsored by Victory Kid Sports, First Choice Medical Group, SOAR, Clear Choice Health Care, BioCellular Therapies, Savings Safari, Spectrum Sports, Friday Night Locker Room, Dr. Sangiv Patel, Dr. Mark Pinsky, PT Professionals and Rock Paper Simple.
The Class of 2018 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame included an impressive array of outstanding individuals to be inducted into the 2018 Class of the Hall of Fame. Dozens of nominees were considered in four categories including professional sports, college sports, high school sports and amateur sports.
Space Coast Daily created the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame in 2012 and has so far inducted more than 120 of Brevard County’s most outstanding athletes, coaches and sports personalities.
Serving on the committee are Space Coast Daily President & Publisher Tom Palermo, Vice President Giles Malone, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Jim Palermo, Managing Editor Zach Clark, Senior Editor Alan Zlotorzynski, local youth sports advocate and promoter Mike Cadore, the Friday Night Locker Room’s Steve Wilson and Orville Susong, former Health First COO Larry Garrison and Amateur Athletic Union Vice President President Rusty Buchanan.
“The list of inductees for 2018 induction included athletes and coaches everybody knows – and some that may have been forgotten with the passing of time,” said Tom Palermo.
FOR INFORMATION about the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame, or to make a nomination for the Class of 2019, e-mail Contact@SpaceCoastDaily.com or call 321-615-8111.
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Tim Wakefield talks about his induction into the first class of the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame.
SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2018
• PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY INDUCTEES: D-Von Dudley, Wrestling
• COLLEGE CATEGORY INDUCTEES: Robin Chan, Soccer; Jim Gentile, Football; Fred Harvey, Football; Marcus Maye, Football; Alex Powers, Softball; and Kerry Sweeney, Golf
• PREP CATEGORY INDUCTEES: Solomon Fleckman, Wrestling; Anthony Mitchell, Football; Dani Mowry, Softball; Julius Reid, Basketball and Rashawn Scott, Football
• AMATEUR/RECREATION CATEGORY INDUCTEE: Lee Hathaway, Hockey
• COACHING CATEGORY INDUCTEES: Connie Denaburg, Volleyball; Jamie Howell, Golf; and Billy Mims, Basketball
• SPORTS DEVELOPMENT INDUCTEES: Mike & Freddie Erdman
• LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT INDUCTEE: Maxwell C. King
• SPORTS OFFICIALS INDUCTEES: Royce Morrison
• SPORTS JOURNALISM INDUCTEES: David Jones, Britt McHenry, Jim Mitchell
• SPORTS AMBASSADOR AWARD INDUCTEE: George Trosset, Surfin’ Santas
• CHALLENGER AWARDS INDUCTEES: Greg Shaw, Sled Hockey
• TEAM OF THE YEAR: 2017 Merritt Island Girls Soccer State Champions
• LEGACY CHAMPIONS: 1972 Merritt Island Football State Champions
• SPECIAL TRIBUTE: Vassar Carlton
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