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SPORTS HALL OF FAME TO HOLD INDUCTION CEREMONY IN OAKLAND
Proceeds to benefit scholarships and youth intervention program
OAKLAND, CALIF. - August 27, 2003 (Send2Press Newswire) -- Tom Flores, the
former Oakland Raiders head coach and star quarterback, will join five
other standouts that will be inducted into the African- American Ethnic
Sports Hall of Fame on September 12 in Oakland, California.
Flores is one of only two people in NFL history who have earned Super Bowl
rings as a player, assistant coach and head coach. After quarterbacking
the Raiders for six seasons in the 1960s, he coached them to victories in
Super Bowl XV and XVII.
Flores will be inducted (and become the second Hispanic) into the AAESHOF
at a ceremony held at the Waterfront Plaza Hotel in Jack London Square
from 6-10 p.m. Former NFL players George Atkinson from the Raiders and
Bubba Paris from the 49ers also will be inducted, along with track and
field standout Ray Norton, basketball s Brian Shaw (a former Bishop O Dowd
High School star who helped the Los Angeles Lakers win three NBA titles)
and, posthumously, Bay Area sports journalist Sam Skinner.
The Hall will also honor coach Fitz Hill, San Jose State University, Theo
Jackson, Oakland Convention Bureau, Pamela Wimberly (basketball coach),
Don Johnson (tennis) and Roland Williams, Oakland Raider tight end.
Martin Wyatt ABC 7 and Janice Edwards NBC 11 will be the MCs.
"We are proud to honor these outstanding sport figures and community
leaders to emphasize to our youth that champions are born out of hard
effort and perseverance," said Arif Khatib, Founder and President of
The event begins at 6 p.m. with a Reception With the Stars at poolside.
The induction ceremony will start at 7:30 p.m.
"The mission of the AAESHOF, a 501 C (3) nonprofit organization, is to
broaden the public s knowledge of the contributions African Americans and
members of other ethnic groups have made to the sport s world. More than
100 legends and 80 current players in all sporting disciplines support the
Although established only three years ago, the Hall has inducted 37
professional athletes and facilitated the awarding of nine college
scholarships to deserving students who attend historically black colleges
and universities. Last July in Las Vegas, former University of San
Francisco football stars Ollie Mason and Burl Toler were inducted along
with Mamie Peanut Johnson, the first woman to pitch against men in the
Negro Leagues. This year, induction ceremonies have occurred in
Philadelphia and the Virgin Islands.
AAESHOF also has conducted life skills workshops and tutoring sessions to
help prepare the future s heroes. More than 300 students have attended and
benefited from these workshops, with the next phase schedule to begin in
Tickets for the Oakland event cost $75 (including dinner), $100 for the
VIP Reception and reservations can be made by email to L.A. Jones &
Associates firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 510-482-9969.
Company Website: www.lajonesmedia.com
Source of News:
L.A. Jones & Associates for AAESHOF
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