Palm Beach County Sports Commission Announces Special Event

11 Mar, 2019

The Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame will honor the Orange Bowl Committee’s 80th President and Chair, Sean Pittman, for his service and impact to Palm Beach County through sports.  Pittman was installed as the first Orange Bowl President from Palm Beach County in January of 2018.  Over the next year, Pittman’s leadership benefited Palm Beach County immeasurably.  Pittman will be recognized at the 43rd Annual Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame Celebration, presented by Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath. The event will be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on Monday, March 25 at 5pm.

Pittman directed the Orange Bowl Committee’s continued commitment to the South Florida community, including a full slate of events, highlighted by the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl on December 29, 2018.  The Orange Bowl Committee’s presence continued to expand throughout South Florida due to a variety of community projects, academic programs, scholarships, and youth sports initiatives.

Most notably, the Orange Bowl delivered its fifth Legacy Gift to the South Florida Community and its first to Palm Beach County, under Pittman’s leadership.  The Orange Bowl Committee and Palm Beach County partnered on a $3 million renovation of the existing football stadium at Glades Pioneer Park in Belle Glade, which is a Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation facility.  Renovations included a world-class synthetic turf field, an electronic scoreboard, an entry monument, fencing, walkways, signage, and a remodel of the playground. On December 19th, Orange Bowl Field at Glades Pioneer Park opened. The momentous renovation of Glades Pioneer Park, not only uplifted Belle Glade, but delivered Palm Beach County’s western communities one of the premier football fields in all South Florida.

Orange Bowl Field at Glades Pioneer Park serves as the playing site for several teams from the Glades Youth Football League, which is a current member of the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance (OBYFA). In addition, many current and former NFL players from the area have used the field to conduct youth football camps.  This park renovation will enable area youth from Belle Glade, Pahokee, and South Bay to carry on the incredible legacy of football and sports. 

Pittman is the Senior Partner of Pittman Law Group, P.L.  Sean represents a diverse client list of individuals, local governments, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Florida Trend Magazine cited Sean as a "Must Know Contact", and he has been named one of the “Top 100 most influential people in Florida politics” by Influence Magazine.  Sean was awarded Leadership Florida's 2015 Distinguished Member Award and the 2016 Heman Sweatt Award by the National Bar Association, for demonstrating community leadership and concern for human and civil rights. He was also presented the Servant Leadership Award by the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce.

Sean Pittman’s work while serving as the Orange Bowl Committee’s President has created a lasting imprint in The Palm Beaches.  Sean will continue to be a champion for Palm Beach County while serving as an officer of the Orange Bowl Committee in 2019.

The Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame is owned and produced by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.  The Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1977 with the purpose to formally recognize athletes, coaches, media, and contributors that achieved achieve tremendous success in sports or made a significant contribution to sports in The Palm Beaches. To purchase tickets to this remarkable event, click the link. https://www.palmbeachsports.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.hof

About Palm Beach County Sports Commission: The Palm Beach County Sports Commission is a private, not-for-profit organization contracted by Palm Beach County to promote and market the County as a sports and sports tourism destination. The Commission brings sporting events and activities to the County, enhances economic impact, stimulates bed tax revenues (primarily in the off-season), and maximizes utilization of County facilities. The Commission offers a full range of event service support, corporate partnerships, sponsorships and a local membership program that support its goals. Local, regional, national and international marketing efforts are ongoing by the Commission with sports organizations and event owners. The Commission also produces sports-related programs for the residents of Palm Beach County including the annual Lou Groza Awards program, the Sports Hall of Fame, and the Kids Fitness Festival of the Palm Beaches. For more information on the Palm Beach County Sports Commission go to www.palmbeachsports.com

About the Orange Bowl The Orange Bowl is a 360-member, primarily-volunteer non-profit sports organization that promotes and serves the South Florida community. With its primary mission since being created in 1935 to bring tourism to South Florida through an annual football game and events, it has also maintained a legacy of charitable contributions and community outreach. Orange Bowl community outreach efforts are comprised of four pillars: youth sports, fundraising and community events, academic programs and scholarships, and legacy gifts. The Orange Bowl features a year-round schedule of events culminating with the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl on January 1, 2020.


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