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 – Shop.com - Presenting: Fox Sports Florida - Silver: Joseph L. Kohn, Esq. – “The Loan Lawyer.com – 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, www.blacktie-southflorida.com
MARKET AMERICA – SHOP.COM FIRST ANNUAL CLIFF FLOYDCELEBRITY BOWLING TOURNAMENT
PRESENTED BY FOX SPORTS FLORIDA NETS $25,000 FOR CHARITY
The Market America – Shop.com 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 – Shop.com 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 – Shop.com 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.
To learn more about the Cliff Floyd Foundation, go to www.cff30.com.