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2019 All Sports Association Awards Banquet & Events

The All Sports Association is a Northwest Florida organization that recognizes and support athletes from the area… and whose primary mission is to provide a contribution of time to raise money for local youth-oriented non-profit organizations with an emphasis on sports programs.  The annual awards banquet, the flagship of the organization’s fundraising activity, as well as other events leading up to it are used to recognize individuals who are contributing to their sports and their community.

To find out more about the All Sports Association, go to www.AllSportsAssociation.org

Emerald Coast TV was at all but one of these events (missing is coverage of the golf tournament)… and you can watch them below:


This 50th Annual All Sports Association Awards Banquet took place at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Florida on February 15, 2019.

The highlight event of the year for the All Sports Association, the Awards banquet identifies and honors the finest athletes from Northwest Florida. The recognized individuals not only excel in their sports, they also exemplify characteristics that extend the best in academics and community involvement.

00:12 Pre-Banquet: Press Event at Harborwalk & Silent Auction
04:28 Banquet Begins
06:17 National Anthem
07:43 Invocation – Reverend Jim Ross
10:39 Founders Tribute
13:18 Welcome – Don Anchors, Emcee
18:50 Live Auction

Presentation of All Sports Association Awards:
38:47 Scholastic Female
47:26 Scholastic Male
54:28 Collegiate Female
58:16 Collegiate Male
01:01:48 Amateur Award
01:07:05 Professional Award
01:13:29 Special Olympics Athlete
01:18:46 President’s Remarks – Lee Lewis
01:20:40 President’s Award
01:22:08 Check Presentations
01:27:41 Presentation of the Colonel Al Byrne Award
01:31:14 Danny Wuerffel presents Tim Tebow with All Sports jacket
01:32:45 Presentation of the Wuerffel Trophy
01:41:26 Past Speaker Highlights
01:43:21 Guest Speaker – Tim Tebow


This 2019 Buck Smith Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Breakfast took place in the early morning of February 15, 2019 in the Raider Arena at Northwest Florida State College. Over 1700 students from Okaloosa & Walton county attended to meet the 2018 Wuerffel Trophy winner Drue Tranquill, watch Lydia Turner receive the Taylor Haugen Trophy, and listen to Tommy and Bobby Bowden talk about leading a faithful and meaningful life. The event ended with a presentation by the FCA Huddle prayer teams.


The All Sports Association 2019 Fish Fry took place on February 14, 2019 at the Northwest Florida Fairgrounds in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Notable local high school athlete were recognized as well as heard from two featured guest speakers, Olympian Mia Manganello and former University of Alabama and NFL San Francisco 49er football player, Glen Coffee.


The All Sports Association’s Hall of Fame and Past Presidents Luncheon took place on February 13, 2019 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center. This year’s Hall of Fame inductees included Dr Jolyn Taylor, a former Choctawhatchee high school student and tennis player who was a 2-time NCAA Div III Women’s Doubles Champion, 2-times NCAA Div III Women’s Singles Finalist, and 6-time All American. The other inductee was 6-times world boxing champion, Roy Jones, Jr, who was also named the “Fighter of the Decade” for the 1990s by the Boxing Writers Association of America.

If you have an event you would like to be available for online viewing, contact Emerald Coast TV at 850-244-7100.

Our Emerald Coast Community – Northwest Florida Ballet & STEM Day @ Doolittle Institute

The Northwest Florida Ballet is our featured non-profit for this episode with Josh Finely (Community Relations) and Julia Sandwith (current Board President), interviewed by co-host Erin Thatcher (Chair of the C.A.R.E. committee at the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce). Also featured is Rick Soria with the STEM Outreach program at the the Doolittle Institute in Niceville, Florida. Interviewed by co-host RJ Murdock.

Produced in the Emerald Coast TV Studios at the Landmark Center in downtown Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Making Connections – Opportunity Place Inc.

This show contains a great interview with Debra McDaniel and Lee Wetzell of Opportunity Place Inc. A women’s and children’s homeless shelter in Fort Walton Beach and information about the IMAX presentation of “Cuba” at the Challenger Learning Center in Tallahassee, as well as some great upcoming events in the Fort Walton Beach area!

“The Battle of the Bulge” as Remembered by Lt Col Samuel Lombardo

“The Battle of the Bulge” as Remembered by Lt Col Samuel Lombardo

“The Battle of the Bulge” as Remembered by Lt Col Samuel Lombardo was recorded on January 28, 2019 the Fort Walton Yacht Club for the Military Affairs Committee, Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce. Lt Col Lombardo recounts his journey to America as a child and how the lessons learn then help him in WWII. Lt Col Lombardo will become a centenarian in July 2019.

Recorded by RJ Murdock, EmeraldCoastTV.com

Lt Col Sam Lombardo at Military Affairs Committee, FWB Chamber, 28Jan19

Bruce Stewart Classic 2018 @ Northwest Florida State College

Northwest Florida State College vs Southern Union

November 16, 2018 – 5:30pm CST – Womens


Northwest Florida State College vs Spartanburg Methodist

November 16, 2018 – 7:30pm CST – Mens


Northwest Florida State College vs Lawson State

November 17, 2018 – 5:30pm – Womens

Northwest Florida State College vs Southwest Mississippi

November 17, 2018 – 7:30pm – Mens

Making Connections – HispanicFest 2018

This show was recorded at Hispanic Fest 2018 on 9 September. It includes interviews with sponsors, vendors and entertainers. Hispanic Fest is organized by United for a Good Cause Inc. and is a fundraiser for their 14th Annual Emerald Coast Christmas Miracle needy children’s Fiesta. For more on this organization and the Fiesta, go to: www.unitedforagoodcause.org Conexion Media Group is proud to be part of these events that bring people together in UNITY for a good Cause!

Hurricane Michael in Destin-Fort Walton Beach

Our storm chaser, RJ Murdock, was out early morning before Hurricane Michael makes landfall to see how the storm was effecting Destin, Okaloosa Island, and Fort Walton Beach, Florida.



After landfall, here are a few boats, docks and a tree in Destin that fell victim to Hurricane Michael.

First Friday Coffee – September 2018 – FWB Chamber of Commerce

01:10 – Invocation Introduction – First Baptist Church of FWB

04:12 – Pledge of Allegiance – FWB Police Dept. & National Anthem by MSgt Liz Rand(?) from Eglin AFB

06:44 – Mayor Dick Rynearson – Recognizing City of FWB Police Dept.

9:39 – HealthSource Chiropractic FWB North – Fast Cash at Breakfast – Dr Scott Smith

13:14 – John Hofstad, Okaloosa County Administrator

18:34 – Diane Winnemuller of Northwest Florida Daily News – Check to the Military Order of the Purple Heart for a Nurses Monument that will be erected at the Armament Museum

28:30 – Wes Fell, Paradise Promotions – Home Show & Nathan Sparks with One Hopeful Place

00:34:12 – Dog Daze, presented by Friendship Veterinary Hospital, Sat. Oct 13th *Featuring City of FWB Police Dog Fundraiser

37:37 – Blessin of the Marketplace

41:06 – Chamber Calendar

42:18 – Matt Osley talk about the Empowered committee and tells a comical story about the difference between millennials and the older generations

47:28 – Emerald Coast Television.com video – United Methodist Children’s Home

49:03 – Tony Hughes offers free business advice

51:06 – Introduction of 2018 Chair Nick Chubb Ted

56:12 – Introduction of Sponsor: Matt Baltz, Administrator at The Manor at Bluewater Bay

01:07:14 – Check Presentations: Donna Tashik, President Emerald Coast Foundation

01:09:38 – New Member Introductions

01:21:16 – Door Prizes

01:40:28 – 50/50 Drawing

Making Connections – August 2018

Third edition of the Conexion Media Group interview show. This episode’s focus was on Corporate Social Responsibility and featured an interview with Adron Bailey, the owner of B’s Smoking BBQ and Nelsi Rossi of Somos Wayuu. They are two local small business owners who are doing great things for others via their businesses. The show also gives information on upcoming Hispanic History Month events sponsored by Conexion Media Group and discusses international companies that are socially minded and the powerful economic clout of the millennial generation!

Conexion Media Group is the publisher of the Conexion English/Spanish monthly publication in North/NW Florida and Southern Alabama, the founder of the Hispanics and Friends LINKed Business Networking Group and organizer of community events such as the INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL Fort Walton Beach.

This show was produced at the Emerald Coast TV Studio in the Landmark Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

Making Connections – June 2018

Third edition of the Conexion Media Group interview show. This episode has two interesting interviews here on two wonderful programs that are focused on the youth. The main is with Amanda Wiggins of Youth Leadership Tallahassee and the other one with Tiffanie Nelson, the founder and Executive Director of Food for Thought, plus information on three fun events coming up in our region.

Conexion Media Group is the publisher of the Conexion English/Spanish monthly publication in North/NW Florida and Southern Alabama, the founder of the Hispanics and Friends LINKed Business Networking Group and organizer of community events such as the INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL Fort Walton Beach.

This show was produced at the Emerald Coast TV Studio in the Landmark Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

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