MIAMI, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame (UMSHoF) today introduced K.C. Jones as president and named the other officers who will help guide UMSHoF through its planned renovation and expansion.
Jones is an independent financial advisor with LPL Financial in Coral Gables, Fla. A 2008 hall inductee, he was a four-year starter for the Miami Hurricanes football team who earned recognition as one of the best college centers as a 1996 All-American and for three years was named to the All Big East first team. Following his playing career at Miami, he earned two Super Bowl rings in four seasons with the Denver Broncos.
The UMSHoF's other officers who will serve for the 2013-2015 term are:
Gerard Loisel, President-Elect
Richard Horton, Vice President
Marc O'Connor, Treasurer
Tracy Kerdyk, Secretary
Wally DiMarko, Immediate Past President
John Routh, Executive Director
"Our officers are beginning their term at a pivotal time for the UMSHoF," said Jones. "Not only are we preparing for our largest annual fundraising event, the Celebrity Dolphin Fishing Tournament June 28 and 29, we are finalizing our plans for the renovation and expansion of the facility on the University of Miami campus. It is clear that the UMSHoF has exceeded the vision of its founders. We want to make it a destination for UM fans nationwide who visit us in Coral Gables or on the Web. Ultimately, we intend to unveil a new website on which fans can experience Hurricanes sports history and participate in online auctions of unique sports memorabilia."
Ray Lewis, a former Hurricanes linebacker and two-time Super Bowl winner with the Baltimore Ravens, will host this year's activities June 28 and 29 in Islamorada, Fla. The schedule includes a captain's meeting, full day of fishing, awards dinner and live and silent auctions involving sports memorabilia as well as a variety of gift packages. Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to anglers in eight categories. A portion of the tournament proceeds will go to The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys and the UMSHoF. For information about tournament participation, including boat entry or sponsorship opportunities, visit www.canesfish.com, send an email to email@example.com.
Former Hurricanes sports stars slated to participate include NFL Hall of Fame Inductee and 2012 Tournament Host Warren Sapp (Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders), NFL Hall of Fame Member Ted Hendricks (Baltimore Colts, Green Bay Packers, Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders), Brett Romberg (Jacksonville Jaguars, St. Louis Rams and Atlanta Falcons), Gary Dunn (Pittsburgh Steelers), Damione Lewis (St. Louis Rams, Carolina Panthers, New England Patriots and Houston Texans), and Randal Hill (Miami Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints).
Nestled on the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami, the UMSHoF is a 501(c)(3) corporation whose sole purpose is to recognize those student athletes, coaches and administrators who have contributed the most to Hurricanes Athletics over the years. The showcase for the UMSHoF and repository of the great sports traditions of the University of Miami is the Tom Kearns Sports Hall of Fame Building, next door to the Hecht Athletic Center on San Amaro Drive. On display are photos of each of the inductees, the National Championship Trophies for University of Miami football and baseball, as well as the Heisman Trophies of Vinny Testaverde and Gino Torretta. The UMSHoF display includes basketball memorabilia from the Rick Barry years along with items from all of the university sports programs. For information about planning a visit, participating in one of the annual fundraising event or contributing to the UMSHoF, visit www.umsportshalloffame.com, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact John Routh directly at (305) 284-2775.
Media Contact: David Schull, University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame, (858) 717-2310, email@example.com
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