Fort Lauderdale Car Rentals and the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame
Competitive sport has always been an important part of Southern Florida. Just look at the area's extensive list of amateur and professional sports teams! From the Miami Dolphins and the Miami Hurricanes to the Miami Heat and the Florida Panthers, the community of Southern Florida is ripe with sporting opportunities. But wait! There's more! Southern Florida is also home to the original PGA National Golf Club and the PGA Tour's Honda Classic, the big-time tennis tournament, the Lipton International Players Championship, and the NASCAR track at Homestead. Venus and Serena Williams trained along Palm Beach and Mark Calcavecchia taught classes at North Shore High School before going on to win the British Open. As you can see, following the flow of sport in Broward County is a fulltime job - and the above list doesn't even include prominent high school teams and extracurricular clubs! Athletes are an important part of any community, and nothing could be truer in Fort Lauderdale and Broward County. That's why the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame makes an effort to honor and recognize prominent Broward County residents that have made it their life's work to set a higher standard of excellence through sportsmanship and dedication. Awakening the athlete inside is easy in Fort Lauderdale, so grab a friend and get ready to visit the local legends inside the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame!
Every Sport has its Hero - Past Inductees in the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame
With nearly 70 past inductees, the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame is one of Fort Lauderdale's most prominent sport-related facilities. Sports recognized in the Hall of Fame include everything from diving and archery to soccer and waterskiing, ensuring that no sport legend should ever go unsung. Customers of Fort Lauderdale car rentals Continental Rent-A-Car will be sure to recognize a few of the Hall's most prominent past inductees. These include:
- Ed "Whitey" Ford - Known as one of the New York Yankees' and baseball's "All Time Greats" this 43 year Fort Lauderdale resident was inducted into the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. "Whitey" debuted with the Yankees back in 1950. He would later become an eight-time All-Star and the 1961 Cy Young Award winner. "Whitey" also holds the records for the most career wins in the history of the New York Yankees with 236.
- Eddie Jones - Before retiring in 2005, Eddie Jones spent 17 years in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins. He was president of the club from 1995 to 2005. During his tenure with the Dolphins, Jones received numerous honors for his community contributions. Jones is also an Air Force veteran.
- Laurie Fleming Rowley - A native of Fort Lauderdale, Laurie Fleming Rowley is one of the county's All Time Tennis Greats. Laurie won her first National Age Group Championship at the Orange Bowl Tennis Tournament when she was just 10. Since turning pro in 1973, Laurie has competed in Wimbledon, the US Open, and the French Open. She was ranked 13th in the world at one point.
Do You Know a Local Legend?
Do you or any of your Fort Lauderdale car rentals crew know of a local Broward County sports star? If so, now's the time to submit your nomination form! The next Broward County Sports Hall of Fame banquet is set to take place on Tuesday, October the 17th, 2006 at the Broward County Convention Center. Customers of Fort Lauderdale Car Rentals Continental Rent-A-Car are encouraged to nominate either a long-time resident of Broward County, or an individual who attended school in the county or an individual who competed in the county as an athlete or coach. Continental Fort Lauderdale Car Rentals encourages visitors to attend the upcoming banquet as the community unites to celebrate some of Fort Lauderdale's most prominent mentors. Tickets to the annual celebration are between $500 and $750 for a 10 person table. A silent auction is also held during the night's proceedings. A reception and dinner is also included. To learn more about the Broward County Sports Hall of Fame before embarking on your upcoming Fort Lauderdale car rentals vacation please email email@example.com.