Nominations For 2015 Space Coast Hall of Fame Close Dec. 31

By  //  December 31, 2014

2015 Induction Ceremony SET FOR May 8

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TO MAKE A NOMINATION for the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015 e-mail or call 321-615-8111. Nominations close Dec. 31.

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

Maverick Multimedia, the parent company of Space Coast Medicine & Healthy Living magazine created the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame, with support from Space Coast Sports Promotions and Bright House Networks.

Nominees are chosen in four categories including professional sports, college sports, high school sports and amateur sports.

Special honorary recognition is also be bestowed upon individuals and groups that have made significant contributions to sports on the Space Coast.

Zach Clark

A special committee will elect the Class of 2015, and the inductees will be enshrined in the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame on May 8, 2015.

Rusty Buchanan
Rusty Buchanan

Serving on the committee are Maverick Multimedia President & CEO Tom Palermo, Vice President Giles Malone, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Jim Palermo, Digital Editor Matt O’Hern, Managing Editor Zach Clark, local youth sports advocate and promoter Mike Cadore, former Health First COO Larry Garrison, Space Coast Sports Promotions President Rusty Buchanan and columnist Charles Parker.

Tom Palermo
Tom Palermo

“The list of potential and deserving candidates for 2015 induction include athletes and coaches everybody knows – and some that may have been forgotten with the passing of time,” said Tom Palermo.

Venue To Pay Tribute

Cadore, a life-long Brevardian, has been watching and playing sports on the Space Coast for more than 30 years.

Michael Cadore
Michael Cadore

“It’s amazing how many outstanding athlets have come from Brevard County,”said Cadore, who is also a 2014 inductee into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame.

“We receive nominations for athletes that competed 30, 40, or even 50 years ago – it’s satisfing to be able to recognize these individuals who have been forgotten but made an indelable mark on sports on the Space Coast.”

The Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame committee is welcoming nominations for the Class of 2015 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame through Dec. 31.

Dr. Jim Palermo
Dr. Jim Palermo

Avid sports fan, Dr. Jim Palermo, said, “I consider myself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to live and work in Brevard County for more than 30 years, during which time I’ve had the pleasure of watching and following so many superlative athletes ascend through local junior and school sports programs to the college level, and some into the pros.”

Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

Seating for the 2015 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Sports Awards at the Cocoa Beach County Club will be limited to 400, and tickets will go on sale Jan. 1.

Malone said he’s often wondered why, with so many outstanding athletes calling Brevard County home, that there previously has not been a way to highlight their skills and record-breaking performances in so many different sports.

Giles Malone
Giles Malone

“If you think about it, athletes from the Space Coast are woven into the fabric of our lives,” said Malone.

“We have grown up with them. We’ve gone to school with them and watched them stand out in sports arenas and stadiums throughout the world. It makes sense that finally there will be a place to acknowledge what they have done and how proud we are of them.”

Details about the 2015 Hall of Fame nominees will be published on beginning in January.

FOR INFORMATION about the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame, or to make a nomination, e-mail or call 321-615-8111.

THE 2015 SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME Banquet and Induction Ceremony will take place at the Cocoa Beach Country Club on Friday, May 8 with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. – and dinner and ceremony at 7 p.m.

To make a nomination for the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015 call 321-615-8111 or e-mail