Florida Sports Hall of Fame Opens

Polk CountryThis summer, in Auburndale in Florida, the Central Florida Visitors and Convention Bureau opened The Florida Sports Hall at the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex. With free admission, the museum is open throughout the week from Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Present at the opening were Hall of Famers NASCAR drivers Bobby and Donnie Allison, NHRA legend 'Big Daddy' Don Garlits, golfer Doug Sanders and others.

At the entrance of the museum, a full-scale dragster welcomes guests, donated by Garlits. Several college football displays are featured, including a tribute to Hall of Famer Bobby Bowden. Throughout the museum, large flat-screen monitors play video and display Hall of Fame inductee biographies and career highlights. Look for the entire list of inductees in a 3-D type display.

Visit www.visitcentralflorida.org and www.floridasportshalloffame.com.

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