Broward County'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, Florida, 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 soil 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.A contemporary of St. James is Mishael Abbott, of Coral Springs, who got her start in karting, then advanced to the Sports Car Club of America, Star Mazda Series and the Indy Pro Series. Her goal is to be the first woman to win the Indianapolisanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||The History Press - 2007|