Enjoy the 2018 Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade themed as “Christmas Toys for Girls & Boys”.
The parade took place on Eglin Parkway on the evening of December 3, 2018. Brought to you by the City of Fort Walton Beach, hosted by Ted Corcoran (FWB Chamber of Commerce) and David MacDonald (Santa Rosa Mall – parade sponsor).
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By RJ Murdock — 5 years ago
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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By RJ Murdock — 6 years ago
The 63rd Billy Bowlegs Festival closes it’s celebration with it’s Torchlight Parade on Monday night on Eglin Parkway in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The parade took place on June 4, 2018.
It is hosted by the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce (Ted Corcoran) and this year’s parade sponsor, Step One Automotive (Maureen Bierman).
This 90 minute video airs on ox Cable Channel 6 at various times and dates throughout the month of June. It was produced by EmeraldCoastTV.com .
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Billy Bowlegs Torchlight Parade! Here are the 1st Place winners in each category:
1st Place: Emerald Coast Krewe of Airship Pirates
1st Place: Krewe of Bowlegs
1st Place: Liza Jackson Prep Lion Pride Band
1st Place: The Salty Dogs of Community Broadcasters
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By RJ Murdock — 11 months ago
On October 22, 2022, the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce hosted the Inaugural ODA 595 Horse Soldiers Reunion at the Northwest Florida Fairgrounds. Ted Corcoran, CEO of the FWB Chamber, was Master of Ceremony.
Below is a replay video of the event. If you have a Smart TV, search for and install the VidFlow app to watch this video on your big screen TV. This video player also also you to select chapter points to specific speakers and presentations.
Ten of the original 12 members of ODA 595 were in attendance for this inaugural reunion event.
Captain Mark Nutsch – Detachment Commander
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bob Pennington – Assistant Detachment Commander
Master Sergeant Paul Evans – Team and Operations Sergeant
Sergeant First Class Andy Marchal – Intelligence Sergeant
Sergeant First Class Steve Kofron. – Weapons Sergeant
Staff Sergeant Mike Elmore – Weapons Sergeant
Staff Sergeant Chad Jacklet– Engineer Sergeant
Sergeant First Class Steve Bleigh—Medical Sergeant
Sergeant First Class Vince Makela – Communications Sergeant
Staff Sergeant Will Summers– Communications Sergeant
Not in Attendance:
- Staff Sergeant USAF Steve E. Tomat – Tactical Air Control Party (TACP)
- Staff Sergeant USAF Joseph Matt Lienhard– Air Force Special Operations Combat Controller from Special Tactics Squadron
Several prominent guest speakers included Florida House District #4 representative Patt Maney, former CIA Directorate of Operations officer Alex Hernandez, former USAF Chief of Staff for a Theater Special, retired Col Glenn Thomas, and the son of Doolittle Raiders Col Dick Cole, Richard Cole.
A special commemorative canteen cup was created by the Bohlin Company and presented to each member of ODA 595 in honor and recognition of their heroic actions in America’s first response against the Taliban after the 911 attack.
This event was made possible through the support of several local community sponsors.
If you are interested in learning more about ODA 595 as well as other stories about America’s 1st response to the 911 attacks, check out these sources:
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