MIAMI – The Miami HEAT announced today that Play-By-Play Announcer, Eric Reid, and Color Analyst Tony Fiorentino will be inducted into the 2011 Sports Hall of Champions during an awards ceremony which will be hosted at AmericanAirlines Arena on October 19th. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Sports Hall of Champions luncheon.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce founded the Sports Hall of Champions program to honor individuals who have brought recognition to South Florida through their achievements in and contributions to sports. Miami HEAT/Sun Sports Courtside Reporter Jason Jackson will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
For the past seven years, Reid and Fiorentino have paired together along with Jackson on the HEAT’s television broadcasts. Over the last five years, the duo has also co-hosted the Reid and Fiorentino Celebrity Golf Classic and VIP Dinner to raise funds benefiting the Dade Schools Athletic Foundation and Lauren’s Kids.
Additional 2011 Sports Hall of Champions inductees include University of Miami and Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Michael Irvin, former Florida Marlins Manager Jack McKeon, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Car Driver Juan Pablo Montoya and Olympic Speed Skater Jennifer Rodriguez.
HEAT Legend Alonzo Mourning was the first Miami HEAT representative inducted into the Sports Hall of Champions in 2001. Current HEAT Assistant Coach and first-ever HEAT Head Coach Ron Rothstein and former HEAT player Rony Seikaly were inducted in 2006.
Tickets for the 2011 Sports Hall of Champions awards luncheon are still available and can be purchased by visiting MiamiChamber.com.