Coconut Grove Sports Hall of Fame Breakfast Awards event, July 24

Under the auspices of Leadership Prep Foundation Inc. a select number of former outstanding athletic coaches and student athletes who graduated from George Washington Carver, Arthur and Polly Mays, and Coral Gables Senior high schools from the 1960s and 1970s (post segregation era), will be inducted into the inaugural Coconut Grove Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony.

The Hall of Fame Event will coincide with the 39th annual Coconut Grove Miami Bahamas Junkanoo Festival. The festival event begins on Thursday, July 23, and continues through Saturday, July 25. The Coconut Grove Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony will be included in the weekend of events.

During the period of school integration in the 1960s and 1970s, African American student athletes and coaches paved the way with extraordinary athletic achievements that went mostly unrecognized. On July 24, 30 selected honorees will be inducted into the inaugural Coconut Grove Sports Hall of Fame. Each year thereafter, additional inductees will be honored. Honorees will be announced at the breakfast event.

The Breakfast Sports Hall of Fame Ceremonial Event will take place at the Sonesta Bayfront Hotel in Coconut Grove on Friday, July 24, 8:15-10:30 a.m.

The support from the Miami Community toward this event will allow Leadership Prep Foundation Inc. to accomplish many of the goals it has planned regarding providing an array of youth sports leadership and academic development support program services starting in the fall.

To purchase event tickets and to learn more about the Hall of Fame Ceremony visit on the Web at www.leadershipprepfoundation.org and click on to Grove Sports Hall of Fame.

For more information about the Coconut Grove Sports Hall of Fame and the Miami/Bahamas Festival Sponsorship Opportunities, contact Anthony Witherspoon Sr., chair at 1- 404-505-8554 or by email at awgroveshalloffame@gmail.com.


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