Sport Lauderdale: Big Names and Big Games

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Broward County, Florida'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 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 field, court, and ice 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.
ISBN: 9781596291454
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Series: Sports
Images: 36
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.375 (h)
Cynthia Thuma is a lifelong resident of Broward County and a local sports enthusiast. For years she was an award-winning journalist for the Boca Raton News and the Hollywood Sun-Tattler. She has authored more than a dozen books of local history in South Florida, focusing specifically on Broward County.
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