CHANGE MAKERS HONORED AT THE 2023 SOUTH FLORIDA BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON
More than 300 South Florida basketball enthusiasts attended the 2023 South Florida Basketball Association Annual Legends Charity Luncheon at The Club at Boca Pointe. The event honored an amazing group of change makers, each of whom had a tremendous impact on the game of basketball.
NBA Hall of Famers and Top-50 players Billy Cunningham and Dave Bing were honored at the luncheon. A truly special and nostalgic moment was captured when Donna Orender was introduced by her legendary 90-year old Queens College coach Lucille Kyvallos, who acknowledged the extraordinary job Orender has done through the years to advance equality for women in sports. The luncheon commemorated the 50th anniversary of Title IX, historic legislation signed by President Richard Nixon, which gave women an equal playing field in sports. Dave LaMont, popular local sports commentator, was master of ceremonies for the luncheon.
Sponsors of the SFBA luncheon were the National Basketball Association, Syracuse University, North Carolina University, the PGA, Florida Children’s Theatre, Sweet ‘n Low, Morgan Stanley, The Wealth Alliance and Crown Awards.