Why exterior trim is a key part of home remodeling

February 24th, 2015 by Brenda Bassett

No matter how well maintained, most homes will need some exterior trim replaced from time to time. Traditional wood trim boards can split, crack and rot over time, as a result of damage from the rain, snow, wind and sun.

Replacing old or damaged exterior trim with engineered wood composite trim is one way homeowners can make their home look better, while using an environmentally friendly product.

Check your exterior trim

Take a few minutes this fall to walk around your house and inspect your exterior trim. Look closely at the trim around your windows and doors, at the corners and near the roofline. Pay special attention to peeling or blistering paint, green algae, warped boards, and spongy or soft spots. Also, check for termite damage, which creates more damage to U.S. homes than fire, floods and storms combined.

There are several options for replacing your existing trim. Although traditional wood trim often looks good when first installed, it can split and swell, and is prone to knots and defects. Other materials, like PVC and fiber cement trim, have performance limitations and may pose installation challenges.

“Like many home products, exterior trim has evolved over the years,” says Peggie Bolan, vice president, building products, for JELD-WEN. “Today, homeowners can choose engineered products that last long and provide resistance to moisture, rot, termites and temperature extremes not found in other materials.”

During extensive renovation of their 1830s Greek Revival-style farm house in Clifton Park, N.Y., Paul and Joanne Coons used more than 1,000 linear feet of MiraTEC Treated Exterior Composite Trim around windows, doors and other areas.

“We reviewed several trim options, but we liked MiraTEC because it is a wood composite that doesn’t contain oil or vinyl like PVC trim, and it is manufactured with less embodied energy than products like fiber cement, which also creates a lot of silica dust when it’s cut,” says Paul Coons, who is also a retired director of environmental health and safety from the New York State Office of Mental Health.

With a clear cedar, wood grain-texture on one side and a contemporary smooth finish on the other, MiraTEC trim suits any home style. It is most often used for roofline fascia, soffits, window and door trim, corner trim, dentil, gables, column wraps, trim along porches and similar architectural components.

Joanne Coons, an environmental science teacher at Shenendehowa High School East, added, “MiraTEC trim fit well with our priorities – it is not only a green product but it also provides a nice, clean look that complements the home design. Overall, we also anticipate low maintenance and less frequent painting compared to wood.”

Replacing your exterior trim is a great way to give your home a nice, clean new look. And, it can be done with the environment in mind. To learn more, visit www.miratectrim.com.

Connect to color through your passions

February 24th, 2015 by Brenda Bassett

(BPT) – Whether you love to sit on the beach or collect antiques, drawing from your personal passions can help you find the perfect colors to enhance your space.

“If a hobby or activity lifts your mood, surround yourself with things that remind you of it,” says David Bromstad, HGTV star and celebrity designer. “I always look to a homeowner’s passions when helping them decorate. And if you start with an established palette of coordinated colors, it’s easy to follow your instincts.”

Bromstad recommends the HGTV(R) HOME by Sherwin-Williams color collection, offering eight paint palettes that evoke many favorite pastimes, with colors that create room-to-room harmony throughout the home. He offers these tips for using color to express your passions.

Head-for-the-beach colors. If you are inspired by the sea and sand, use maritime blues and dune grass greens to create a fresh, breezy feeling that beckons barefoot comfort. Create an indoor seaside retreat using rattan furniture, Sea Salt (SW 6204) pale aqua walls and a table painted Rapture Blue (SW 6773), both from the Coastal Cool collection. Complete the look with accessories such as seashells and clear vases that evoke sea glass washed ashore.

Pick colors fresh from the garden. Let the colors of your favorite flowers, fruits and vegetables guide your color choices throughout the home. Evoke beautiful pink flower petals with Exuberant Pink (SW 6840) on a bathroom accent wall; paint a desk in a fresh, Frolic (SW 6703) green; or bring out citrus colors in the kitchen with orange Tango (SW 6649). Reference the Color Pizzazz collection for more bold inspiration.

Cook up some color excitement. Make your kitchen the ideal gathering place with deliciously warm and inviting colors. Spice it up with rich, saturated tones of Peppery (SW 6615) orange and Grandeur Plum (SW 6565), found in the Global Spice collection. For room-to-room harmony, use Garden Sage (SW 7736) or Edamame (SW 7729) in an adjoining dining room.

Design around your collectibles. If you are an antiques aficionado, choose colors that celebrate the retro hipness of repurposed objects. Use colors like Bold Brick (SW 6327), or Urbane Bronze from the Urban Organic collection, to add substance to kitchen cabinets. Give a mudroom an eclectic twist with Armagnac walls and a Parakeet (SW 6711) green bench.- -

For additional inspiration and information on HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams, visit sherwin-williams.com/hgtv.

Successful Miracle Games Raise Money for Transplant Foundation

February 22nd, 2015 by Hal Feldman

On February 21, the 8th Annual Miracle Games drew around 200 people to Palmetto Senior High School to raise money for the Transplant Foundation. Run annually by Pinecrest teens (founded by Jordan Rose in 2007), this three-on-three basketball tournament has grown larger and more successful each year.

This year, due to a chance recent meeting of some involved parents, the separate “3s for Z” 3-point shot competition joined forces with the Miracle Games. And, it was three Palmetto students [L to R, below] Jayden Hardaway, Matt Hellinger and Jonathan Roth and who spearheaded this year’s event, as they have three years running.

With all those threes associated with the Miracle Games, it’s clear that three truly is a magic number.

As background, the “3s for Z” 3-point shot competition is in honor of Alexander Standiford. Standiford was known as “Zander,” or “Z,” wore jersey No. 33 as a Palmetto High basketball player and had a great three-point shot.

[L to R] Hellinger, Roth and Hardaway during a recent visit to the home of Les and Kimberly Standiford.
[L to R] Hellinger, Roth and Hardaway during a recent visit to the home of Les and Kimberly Standiford.

“Z” was a close friend and Palmetto varsity basketball teammate of Tim Hardaway Jr., now with the New York Knicks. In 2009, when both went off to college, “Z” died suddenly, never able to see his buddy play in what ultimately became the national spotlight. Ever since then, Tim Hardaway Jr. has been paying tribute to his friend by writing “RIP Z33” on his left shoe.

It is with love and humanity like that that the Miracle Games filled the gymnasium and outdoor courts with tons of kids all playing their basketball hearts out. One of “Z”s friends, Filipe Emura, summed it up, “We’re here to support Zander’s family, the Panther family and to be good sports. It’s important to be helping people in need.”

When it was all wrapped up, more than $5000 was raised, more than doubling prior efforts. Among the prizes were “Penny” Hardaway and Tim Hardaway Jr. signed basketballs and shoes.

The 3-on-3 winning team was London Duran, Frankie Pubchara and Jorge Pubchara with runner-ups Jovan Guerrero, Hector Villagra and Gabriel Pena. The “3′s for Z” male winner was Tavian Percy and female winner was Jenna Kaplan. But truly the biggest winner was the community. “We are blessed to have such a great place to live. We’re proud to have done some good,” explained Roth, Hellinger and Hardaway.

If you’d like to contribute to this worthy cause and support the community, please head to www.miraclegamesand3sforz.com.

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The Kings of Custom: Kings Bay Athletics

February 20th, 2015 by Hal Feldman

To say Kings Bay Athletics is not what you think it is would be an understatement. For more than 40 years, this family-run business in the Kings Bay Plaza at South Dixie Highway and SW 144th Street has done more than survive; they’ve created a unique and thriving enterprise.

Most people walking through the doors would expect a neighborhood sporting goods store, but they’d be somewhat wrong. Yes, they have cleats, basketballs, lacrosse gear and baseball gloves. But more importantly, that’s just specially selected merchandise to purchase after you are in the store for what you already came for.

Store founders Larry and Colleen Barfield explain, “We generate only 10% of our sales from what is hanging on our walls.” The lion’s share of the revenue comes from custom work that Kings Bay Athletics churns out. Think of them as high-tech graphic artists with massive manufacturing and production capabilities to turn out customized ‘just about anythings’.

You may not realize it, but the store outfits tens of thousands of kids in South Florida’s sports leagues and schools. They also customize apparel and other items for the likes of Fairchild Tropical Gardens and Joanna’s Marketplace. This mom-and-pop business is anything but small, with surprisingly strong revenue.

“We learned long ago that if your business is relying on people just walking in the door, you’re not going to survive,” Larry explained, “That’s why we became what we are today, a highly technological customization business. In our business model, people have no choice but to come in so we can give them exactly what they want.” Barfield is alluding to their couponing system, which took their business to a new level about ten years ago.

Store manager Andrew Wesolowski boasts, “We call it guerilla marketing where everybody wins. It used to be that a league would measure and order baseball uniforms for each player. When we delivered, ultimately some things didn’t fit right. It wasn’t a great experience for anyone until we figured out that by simply issuing coupons and having the child come in, we’d ensure a perfect fit every time.” Larry added, “Once in the store, we’d simply pull exact fit items from our shelves. We’ve developed a sophisticated spreadsheet that ensures we always have just the right stock and sizes available.”

So, for example, with 1200 kids playing baseball in a league, it means 1200 parents walking in the door. Kings Bay Athletics also prides itself in making sure they have the cleats, basketballs, lacrosse gear and baseball gloves ready to go as add-ons, always making sure they are competitive on pricing.

Andrew’s wife and store co-manager Jennie Wesolowski explained, “We carry what we’ve learned people need and we can often sell at or below the Internet pricing. If we can’t, we just don’t sell that item.” This philosophy is a win-win proposition for all. Andrew went on to explain, “We used to sell 225 different models of sports shoes. Now we sell primary cleats only in kids’ sizes. And we have pre-selected the shoes that are the best value for our customers.” Unlike several other sporting good stores that have come and gone, Kings Bay Athletics has figured out what the area needs and they customize specifically to that audience.

Kings Bay Athletics’ ability to innovate in this way has led to their business stability. Over the years they morphed their store from sporting goods to scuba, surf, skateboard, tennis and even a gun shop. “The key is to be what people need us to be, when they need it,” said Barfield. “It’s about being nimble and supplying the demand that is already there. Today they need a smart shop that ‘just gets it done’ and that’s what Kings Bay Athletics delivers.”

[L to R] Store Co-Managers Jennie and Andrew Wesolowski with staffers Megan Lozano, Matthew Gowin and Mandy Escasena
[L to R] Store Co-Managers Jennie and Andrew Wesolowski with staffers Megan Lozano, Matthew Gowin and Mandy Escasena

Beyond being a great business, Kings Bay Athletics is pretty lucky in love too. The founders Larry and Colleen Barfield have seen employees become families over the years. The friendly staff really love working together and that stems from the store’s culture. Jennie and Andrew Wesolowski met at the store and were married in 2008. They are now the centerpiece of the business and look forward to the next 40 years of growth and community.

If you haven’t already been in, you should stop by. Kings Bay Athletics is located at 14465 South Dixie Highway and their phone number is 305-235-1167.

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Small improvements indicate Americans taking steps toward better credit

February 18th, 2015 by Brenda Bassett

When you’re struggling with thousands of dollars of debt, saving a few bucks here or there may seem like a drop in the bucket. Yet in financial terms, those drops add up, and can ultimately create a more positive overall picture. That seems to be the case for the country, as evidenced by a recent report on credit scores and credit habits among American consumers.

Experian’s third annual State of Credit report, which analyzes the average VantageScore (an industry-leading consumer credit risk score with scores ranging from 501 to 990, with higher scores representing a lower likelihood of risk), debt levels and credit use of people living in more than 100 U.S. cities, found that in the past year:

* Americans’ average credit scores edged upward for the second consecutive year.

* Average debt decreased slightly.

* Income rose by nearly one and a quarter percent.

* Foreclosures fell by 12.59 percent.

* Among the 10 cities with the highest credit scores, eight had improved average scores over last year. Among the 10 cities with the lowest average scores, seven also improved their credit scores.

The cities with the highest average credit scores were: Minneapolis (787); Madison, Wis. (786); Wausau, Wis. (785); Sioux Falls, S.D. (784); Cedar Rapids, Iowa (783); San Francisco (783); Green Bay, Wis. (781); La Crosse, Wis. (779); Boston (778) and Duluth, Minn. (777).

The lowest average scores were found in Harlingen, Texas (688); Jackson, Miss. (702); Corpus Christi, Texas (706); Shreveport, La. (708); Monroe, La. (709); Augusta, Ga. (710); El Paso, Texas (710); Myrtle Beach, S.C. (710); Memphis (711) and Savannah (713).

While many of these indicators point toward a renewed focus by Americans on wise credit habits, there are also signs that consumers still have room for improvement, says Maxine Sweet, vice president of public education for Experian. In uncertain economic times, credit and debt management is often viewed as an indicator of Americans’ overall financial well-being. As our nation and individual consumers struggle to emerge from recession, establishing and maintaining good credit has never been more important.

Sweet offers consumers some basic credit information:

If you haven’t already done so, check your credit score and report so that you have a benchmark for improvement. It’s important to understand the financial behaviors that influence the information in your credit report. Once you understand how your financial behaviors affect your credit report, you’ll be able to take steps to improve your credit history and, subsequently, improve your scores. Factors that affect your credit score include:

* Bill payment history – Paying bills on time is the single most important contributor to good credit. Late payments negatively affect your ability to get credit since they indicate a stronger likelihood that you will make late payments again or will be unable to pay your debts in the future. Even if the debt you owe is a small amount, it is crucial that you make payments on time.

* Credit card balances and other revolving credit – If you max out your credit card or charge balances that are very close to your limit, you will increase your balance to limit ratio, or utilization ratio. A high utilization ratio may indicate that you are tempted to charge more than you can pay and therefore, negatively affect your credit score.

* Length of credit history – How long you’ve had certain accounts matters for your credit history. What’s more, if you have negative information on your credit report, time is your ally in improving your credit score. While steps like catching up on late payments and paying down debts can help improve your score, there is no overnight fix for a low credit score. Improving your score will require time and discipline.

To learn more about building and maintaining a strong credit history, visit LiveCreditSmart.com.

Kitchen remodeling 101: Brush up on the basics

February 10th, 2015 by Brenda Bassett

Have no fear – these six tips from Summer Baltzer, interior designer and former host of HGTV’s Design on a Dime will get you remodeling like a pro without losing your mind or breaking the bank.

Tip one: Breathe in. Breathe out. Break it down.

Before starting, take a deep breath and know that your project is going to turn out great. The key is to break your remodel down into manageable steps that you can wrap your head around: cabinets, counters, floors, paint and accessories. Although it can seem like a daunting process, there is no need to freak out.

Tip two: Identify the function of the room.

Take a second to think about how you use your kitchen. The best outcome is a kitchen that’s both beautiful and functional, so make sure you’re not getting caught up in just color swatches, paint samples and tile styles. Ask yourself a few simple questions: Who primarily uses the kitchen? How much foot traffic will there be? What are the main tasks occurring in the space? Pausing to think about how the space will be used helps you create a kitchen that works for your life.

Tip three: Make the space work for you.

If you are considering a new layout, first think about how you move around the kitchen. There’s nothing more frustrating than furiously trying to get dinner on the table for a group of friends when you can’t find anything or move around your kitchen with ease. Determine the types of stations you always use and what you need in each station. Add drawers or containers for utensils or herbs … anything you might need to quickly grab while standing in that place. If you can’t recreate your floor plan, sometimes it’s simply a matter of reorganizing. Don’t assume you’re stuck with what you’ve got.

Tip four: Understand the scope of your work.

Is this kitchen makeover going to involve a partial or complete demolition, or are you going to be implementing simple fixes that you can pull off in a weekend? The work you’re looking to do will determine whether or not you need to hire a contractor and apply for permits or, if it’s just you, bribe your friends and buy that bucket of paint. It’s often smartest to look to a trained professional to handle the trickier parts of a kitchen makeover. Hire contractors who carry insurance to deal with your electrical and plumbing issues, use a professional installer to replace that new countertop and keep in mind that you may void the warranty on items if you install them incorrectly.

Tip five: Make a budget.

Though not as much fun as picking colors and fixtures, having a clear idea of what you can afford is important. Determine your budget and consider funds for unanticipated issues such as mold or plumbing pitfalls. If you have enough in the budget to deal with problems as they arise, you’ll be less stressed and can complete the project without a hitch. Finally, consider eco-friendly and durable materials that can be more affordable, including reclaimed wood, low-VOC paints, and countertops made from recycled fibers such as Wilsonart HD High Definition Laminate that can give the look of granite at a fraction of the cost. They’ll keep more of the green in your kitchen and in your wallet. Learn more at www.wilsonart.com.

Tip six: Keep track of your paperwork.

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of remodeling a kitchen, but the business end of a makeover is just as important. Keep track of contracts, warranties, manuals and receipts. Numbers used to identify paint colors and finishes are important too. Having everything accessible in a “kitchen makeover file” will make it easy to call for repairs or even simple touch-up if need be.

Armed with the basics, you’ll be well-prepared to create a kitchen you love.

8th Annual Miracle Games

February 9th, 2015 by Hal Feldman

Rounding out a series of great winter fundraisers for wonderful causes are the 8th Annual Miracle Games, raising money for the Transplant Foundation. Run annually by Pinecrest teens (founded by Jordan Rose in 2007), this three-on-three basketball tournament has grown larger and more successful each year.

Pinecrest’s own Matt Hellinger, Jonathan Roth and Jayden Hardaway will spearhead this year’s event. And with a chance recent meeting of some involved parents, the separate “3s for Z” (3-point shot competition) will join forces with the Miracle Games.

For those of you who don’t know, New York Knicks’ Shooting Guard Tim Hardaway Jr. grew up attending Palmetto Junior and Senior High Schools. One of his close friends and basketball teammate was Alexander Standiford. Standiford was known as “Zander,” or “Z,” wore jersey No. 33 and had a great three-point shot.

As Hardaway’s skills grew, “Z” told Hardaway he was going to make it big, and that he wanted tickets when that day came. In 2009, during his freshman year at Florida State University, “Z” died suddenly, never able to see his buddy play in the national spotlight.

Since then, Tim Hardaway has been paying tribute to his friend by writing “RIP Z33” on his left shoe. The “3s for Z” contest was started in 2011 by mom Kimberly Standiford that raises money for worthy causes. “It was just perfect timing and a great fit to join the Miracle Games,” she remarked.

These two causes run deep in the Pinecrest community. And much of it stems from the legacy and friendships Zander created. “It’s not just what he left behind,” explains his mother Kimberly Standiford, “It is the fact that he lives on in creating community goodness and sparking new friendships.”

That included a special day recently for Matt Hellinger, Jonathan Roth and Jayden Hardaway where the Standifords had them over to the house. They heard stories about Zander, saw a tribute jersey and spent quality time playing a little ball.

Congregation Beth Am and Bet Shira have their hearts in the event, as do many local sponsors including Books & Books and Gift Chixx.

Don’t miss being a part of this. You can register at www.miraclegamesand3sforz.com.  The event is on Saturday, February 21st at the Palmetto Senior High School Gym. Donation entry fees are $10 per person for the 3-on-3 tournament (begins at 10:30 a.m.) and $10 for the 3’s for Z’s contest (starts at 12:30 p.m.). Students receive community service hours and competition winners will received autographed basketballs.

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Feeding Starving Children Around The World

February 7th, 2015 by Hal Feldman

From February 3-7, something amazing happened in Palmetto Bay. Volunteers joined together and created 2.5 million meals for starving children around the world. It happened when Christ Fellowship Palmetto Bay opened its doors to Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding starving kids in nearly 70 countries.

Sammy Flores, the campus Pastor, remarked, “We are so proud to be a part of this great cause.  We hosted four six-hour shifts of people 24-hours-a-day all week. Each shift is producing what is called a MannaPack, a sealed plastic bag of specially-formulated food. Each shift produced enough food to feed 100 kids for a year!”

Brooklyn Meeker, team lead of one of the shifts, explained, “We have four ingredients that are poured, measured, mixed and then packed in sterile conditions using our human assembly lines. Its quite fun and efficient.”

Volunteer Ron Kopplow prepares rice for measuring
Volunteer Ron Kopplow prepares rice for measuring

Each MannaPack produces five meals worth of nutritious food. Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) has worked to develop the food mixture so it would be easy and safe to transport, simple to make with only boiling water, and culturally acceptable worldwide. The MannaPack consists of: (a) Rice, the most widely accepted grain around the world, (b) extruded soy nuggets, providing maximum protein at lowest cost, (c) vitamins, minerals and a vegetarian flavoring to give growing children the critical nutritional elements they need and (d) dehydrated vegetables for flavor and nutrition.

Since the program’s inception, FMSC has delivered more than a billion meals. This year alone, they will serve 250-million meals to kids. With the success of the FMSC and Christ Fellowship partnership, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is looking to team up and produce MannaPacks in the Miami area year-round.

Besides feeling good, being part of community and feeding hungry kids, each student also earned community service hours for their efforts.

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Tech shopping for your child? Consider the power of the pen in learning

February 4th, 2015 by Brenda Bassett

Unlike early styluses that forced users’ hands into unnatural positions, these pens allow users to draw, write, highlight, annotate and more on their digital touchscreens in a natural manner – making the pens ideal for use in classrooms where youngsters are learning the mechanics of writing in tandem with other subjects. With pens, students can rest their wrists on the tablet surface, just as they would if using a notepad and ink pen or pencil.

“Employing pen technology in the classroom engages students in learning and allows educators to maximize the versatility and benefits of the technology they’re already using,” says Paige Johnson, K-12 education strategist for Intel Corporation. “Pens free both students and teachers, fostering creativity in children and allowing teachers to move more freely around the classroom to collaborate with students during class.”

The advantage of a pen is simple and easy to see. If you’ve ever hit the wrong buttons on your mobile device’s virtual keyboard and ended up with gibberish (and who hasn’t), you’ve experienced the limitations of fingertips: they can’t make as fine a point as a pen can. Pens give young students the flexibility to alternate between the broader strokes of their fingertips and a more precise interface, depending on which is appropriate for the task at hand.

Pioneering educators at Cincinnati Country Day School are using pen technology to virtually eliminate paper from the classroom and homework. The school was the first in the country to ensure every student had a computer. Today, all homework and assignments are done on hybrid PC/tablets, allowing students to write, annotate, highlight and draw with their digital pens. Integrating pen technology into the classroom has resulted in increased student engagement and collaboration at Cincinnati Country Day School.

Parents looking to maximize pen technology as part of students’ education can use it in numerous ways. As you shop for a device for your child, keep these benefits in mind:

* Pens foster more room for an interactive, creative and engaging learning experience for students, facilitating non-linear thinking at all age levels.

* Writing with a pen and paper is one of the first things young students learn. Digital pens reinforce handwriting lessons for younger students, allowing them to hold the pen in a natural way.

* Pens give students the flexibility to choose the best tool for the task at hand – whether it’s a pen, their fingers or the keyboard. The pen is a creativity tool. The keyboard is a productivity tool. Sometimes you need one, and sometimes you need both.

*Pens allow students in higher math and science classes to write out complex formulas and make diagrams more easily and quickly.

Another great resource for parents and teachers who are on the market for a new device is the K12 Blueprint, found online at www.k12blueprint.com. Sponsored by Intel Corporation, this website is a free resource for planning and implementing technology initiatives in districts. You’ll find useful information, including practical guidelines, funding advice, curriculum considerations and real-world success stories.

“For a while, it seemed as if styluses – and possibly even handwriting itself – would become obsolete as touchscreen capabilities opened up new horizons in computing,” Johnson says. “New pen technology is proving that won’t be the case. As parents shop for technology for their children, they should keep in mind that in the classroom, the pen can be just as mighty as the fingertip.”

Bowl with Canes Legends

February 3rd, 2015 by Hal Feldman

The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 4th Annual Celebrity Bowling Tournament, hosted by Clinton Portis, on Monday, February 23rd, from 6-9 p.m. at Splitsville in the Shops at Sunset Place in South Miami.  Canes fans can bowl with some of their favorite former Canes all-stars in a relaxing evening of family fun, food and Hurricanes camaraderie.

Last year, there were 18 Canes All-Stars on hand to bowl and raise money.

This year, Hurricane football great and 2014 University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame inductee Clinton Portis will serve as host of the event.  Other Hurricane greats who have attended past bowling tournaments include Reggie Wayne, Bubba Franks, Brett Romberg, KC Jones, Randal Hill and Darrin Smith.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, as well as the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.

Clinton Portis bowls at 2014 event

Teams start at $400 for four bowlers, regular sponsor lanes are $1000 and premium sponsor lanes are $1500.  Individual bowlers are $125 each, social tickets can be purchased for $50 for adults and $25 for children under 12. For more information on teams and sponsorships, contact UMSHoF Executive Director John Routh at 305-284-2775 or UMSportsHallFame@aol.com.  The event also has its own web page at: http://www.umsportshalloffame.com/bowling-tournament.html

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