Broward County's location, its climate and the facilities it offers athletes make it a natural training ground for winners in a variety of sports. Broward County, Florida, is a hotbed for athletic activity. From serious sluggers to hard-charging halfbacks, Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding area have produced superstars in a wide variety of sports?even ice skating and hockey. Featuring over thirty photographs of phenomenal area athletes, this fun, accessible history details the story of nearly every sport to touch the soil of Broward County, covering youth and high school teams, NCAA and NJCAA, as well as professional teams. Golf pros, tennis aces, super swimmers and even the stars of soapbox derby all share some time in the sun in Sport Lauderdale.The Jackie Gleason Inverrary Classic (which later became the Honda Classic) started there in 1972 and stayed until 1983. ... a municipal golf course with the stipulation that cost of construction and maintenance would not be borne by the city.
|Publisher||:||The History Press - 2007|