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.
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