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May 19, 2013 - First Annual Cliff Floyd Celebrity Bowling Tournament

Where: Sparez, University Drive, Davie Florida

When: Sunday, May 19, 2013

Beneficiary: Cliff Floyd Foundation, HANDY

Host(s): Cliff Floyd

Master of Ceremonies: Cliff Floyd

EMCEE: Josh Cohen

Presenting Sponsor(s): Fox Sports Florida

Co-Chair(s): Nancy Olson & Tashia Rahl

Committee Members: Nancy Olson, Co-Chair, Tashia Rahl, Co-Chair, Cliff Floyd, Olivia Floyd, Craig Mish, Rob Socol, Lynne Goldberg & John Gullion

Music: DJ Hercules from 99 JAMZ

Sponsors: Title: Market America – - Presenting: Fox Sports Florida - Silver: Joseph L. Kohn, Esq. – “The Loan – don’t do it alone…close with Kohn” Lane: Cardiovascular Specialists of South Florida, Egghead Consultants and Graphics, H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University, International Quick Signs, Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, Miami Marlins, The Phanatics & Roger Dean Stadium

Event Coordinator: Nancy Olson, Tashia Rahl

Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino,

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:



The Market America – First Annual Cliff Floyd Celebrity Bowling Tournament presented by Fox Sports Florida was a huge success netting $25,000 for HANDY (Helping Abused Neglected Disadvantaged Youth), NSU Sport and Recreation Management Student Scholarships and other charities supported by former MLB All Star Cliff Floyd and his Foundation.

Over 200 people with a host of celebrities came out for a fun Sunday afternoon at SpareZ Bowling Center in Davie including other former Marlins who were part of the team’s first World Series Championship.  Gary Sheffield, Luis Castillo, Charles Johnson and Edgar Renteria as well as several other former MLB and NFL players were rolling spares and strikes along with the guests as everyone celebrated 20 years of Marlins baseball.  

Cliff Floyd thanked title sponsor Market America – for their outstanding support.  Fox Sports Florida and Sports Radio 560 WQAM were both generous in promoting the event on air.  Joseph L. Kohn, Esq., the Loan Lawyer, stepped up to the plate with a silver sponsorship and was a generous bidder in the live auction to have dinner with Cliff and his baseball friends!

The MBA Sport Revenue Generation program Advisory Board at NSU sponsored several lanes including the Florida Panthers, Miami Dolphins, Miami HEAT, Miami Marlins and Roger Dean Stadium.  Other lanes were sponsored by Egghead Graphics and Consultants, International Quick Signs, Norman Brothers Produce and the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at NSU.

Cliff Floyd started his Foundation to help keep kids off the streets and encourage them to become productive citizens.  Although Cliff is originally from Chicago, he chose to “retire” to South Florida which became his home even when he was traded from the Marlins and played with other teams.  Cliff stated, “My first annual bowling tournament is a great start in supporting the goals of my foundation.  This is where my family lives, works and plays.  I have an opportunity to improve the quality of life here and the Market America – First Annual Cliff Floyd Foundation Celebrity Bowling Tournament was a great start to support what I believe in.”  Cliff went on to thank his committee including Nancy Olson, Tashia Rahl, Craig Mish, Rob Socol, Lynne Goldberg, Paula Taylor, Beth Bryant and John Gullion as well at the student volunteers from NSU.

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