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Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame Now Accepting Nominations

5 Aug, 2008


The Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the 2009 induction class. To be eligible for induction, nominations must be submitted to the Palm Beach County Sports Commission on or before August 31. The Sports Hall of Fame recognizes Athletes, Coaches, Media, Administrators, Contributors and others you have made an impact to the Palm Beach County Sports World. The criteria for induction specifies that candidates must have been born in Palm Beach County, AND/OR attended school in Palm Beach County, AND/OR have achieved their major accomplishments while living in Palm Beach County.

The Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame have inducted an array of sport legends from Professional Athletes such as Otis Anderson, John Carney, Anthony Carter, Gary Carter, Craig Erickson, Chris Evert, Tommy Hutton, Jack Nicklaus to local hero’s such as Sam Budnyk, Jim Gallagher and John D. McArthur.

If you know someone whose name deserves to be listed along side the other Palm Beach County Sports Greats, then go to www.palmbeachsports.com contact George Linley at (561) 233-3123 or glinley@palmbeachsports.com.

The Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame is a program of the Palm Beach County Sports Commission.

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, the Kids Fitness Festival and awards the annual Sam Budnyk Student-Athlete Scholarship. For more information on the Palm Beach County Sports Commission go to www.palmbeachsports.com.

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