20th Annual Sports Hall Of Champions Induction And Awards Program 10/19/11

October 19 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
American Airlines Arena

Cost to attend the luncheon is $75 per person. Advance registration is available online at www.MiamiChamber.com.

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its annual Sports Hall of Champions with an induction and awards program on October 19 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the American Airlines Arena. The Sports Hall of Champions program honors individuals who have brought recognition to South Florida through their achievements in and contributions to sports. Miami HEAT/Sun Sports Courtside Reporter Jason Jackson will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

The 2011 Sports Hall of Champions inductees are:
· Michael Irvin, University of Miami and Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver, 2007 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee
· Jack McKeon, Florida Marlins Manager
· Juan Pablo Montoya, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Formula 1 and Indianapolis 500 Race Car Driver
· Jennifer Rodriguez, Olympic Speed Skater
· Tony Fiorentino and Eric Reid, Miami HEAT TV Analysts

Fiorentino and Reid will be recognized with the Lifetime Contribution to Sports Award. Reid was part of the HEAT inaugural broadcast team in 1988 while Fiorentino started as an assistant coach for the HEAT and has held a variety of positions since then. They also form the only broadcasting duo in the NBA that has been with their team since its inception. In addition to calling all the HEAT action on Sun Sports for the ninth straight year in a row, every spring they host the Reid and Fiorentino Celebrity Golf Classic and VIP Dinner to raise money for children in need and child abuse victims.

The awards program is made possible by the following sponsors: American Airlines Arena/Miami HEAT; Doctors Hospital Baptist Health South Florida, Dutton Press, Inc. and The Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald; AT&T, Duffy’s Sports Grill, Gossett Marketing, Homestead Miami Speedway, Levy Restaurants and UHealth Sports Medicine part of University of Miami Health System; and Guardian Ad Litem Program.

For event information contact Jennifer Sanchez at 305-577-5451 or jsanchez@miamichamber.com.

About the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in South Florida, representing more than 400,000 employees of member companies. To carry out its mission, the Chamber involves the private sector in community leadership. For more than a century, the Chamber has been widely recognized and respected for its extraordinary record of economic development and community improvement. The Greater Miami Chamber is a proactive chamber, regularly getting engaged in issues important to its member companies and individuals. Its program of work is organized in five areas: Domestic Business Development, Governmental Affairs, International Business Development, Leadership Programs and Marketing & Member Services. The Chamber is nationally recognized as one of the Top 10 Executive Speaking Forums in America.

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