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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.

DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMEN of FLORIDA – STATE FINALS 2019

Our future is in great hands, as Distinguished Young Women from various parts of Florida showcase all they’ve achieved in this entertaining program! Almost $20,000.00 will be awarded in cash scholarships as well! Watch to see who will be selected as the new DYW of FL, 2019! This event took taking place at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium on February 23, 2019.

Our Emerald Coast Community – Arc of the Emerald Coast

Erin Thatcher is both our special guest representing the Arc of the Emerald Coast as well as our new show co-host. She interview Tracy Fitzgerald with the Emerald Coast Parrotheads about their organization and it’s non-profit fundraising motto of “Party with a Purpose” as well as talk about the upcoming “Chilli Cookoff” fundraiser for the Arc of the Emerald Coast. An RJ Murdock introduces a video produced by his Leadership Okaloosa Class of 2019 for his team’s project about what they learned about the Town of Shalimar.

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!

22nd South Walton Celebrity Golf Classic 2018

Originally aired on Fox Sports’ Sun Sports channel on  Thanksgiving Day, November 21, 2018.

This year’s celebrity charity golf tournament benefits the Veteran’s Lodge, a non-profit organization whose mission is to create a Center for Healing for our veterans.   Learn more about the Veteran’s Lodge at www.VeteransLodge.org

The tournament took place at the Raven & Baytowne golf courses in Sandestin, Florida.

Some featured celebrity attending this year include Jim McMahon, Patrick Warburton, Joe West, John Ashton, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, “Sudden Sam” McDowell, Rick Cerone, and many more.

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!

Our Emerald Coast Community – Jobs4U

Beth Ostroff and Paul Montalvo from Jobs4U featured guests in this segment of “Our Emerald Coast Community”, a local talk show serving the communities of Northwest Florida and hosted by RJ Murdock.

This segment originally aired in August 2018 on Cox Cable Ch6 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

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.

Sharing Hands Network on “Our Emerald Coast Community”

Esther Lynn Hemphill with Sharing Hands Network is the featured guest in this segment of “Our Emerald Coast Community”, a local talk show serving the communities of Northwest Florida and hosted by RJ Murdock.

Aired in January 2018

Learn more about the Sharing Hand Network: www.SHN.co

The show was recorded LIVE at the Emerald Coast TV Studios in the Landmark Center in downtown Fort Walton Beach. For more information about producing a show, call 850-244-7100.

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