June 5, 2007
Pensacola, FL –
The Pensacola Sports Association (PSA) will join with the City of Pensacola and Escambia County to honor Tampa Bay Buccaneers star and Pensacola native Derrick Brooks as the fourth inductee to the City of Champions Wall of Fame exhibit at Pensacola Regional Airport.
The “larger than life-size” exhibit will be unveiled at a banquet on June 28th at the Pensacola Civic Center, starting at 6:00 PM. The evening will include dinner, celebrity guests and a video tribute to Derrick. The festivities will culminate in the unveiling of his brand-new portion of the Wall of Fame. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Pensacola Sports Association and Derrick Brooks Charities, Inc.
Tickets are available now and are $5 for general admission seats to watch the festivities, available ONLY at the Pensacola Civic Center. $50 general admission dinner tickets, corporate tables, and group tables are available through the Pensacola Sports Association by visiting www.PensacolaSports.com, calling 850-434-2800, or stopping by the office, located at 101 West Main Street in downtown Pensacola.
The Wall of Fame exhibit first began in 2003 and featured three Pensacola athletes: Don Sutton, Emmitt Smith, and Roy Jones Jr. Mr. Brooks will be the first athlete added to the wall after these initial honorees. The purpose of the Wall of Fame is to immortalize the community’s elite sports legends, to serve as an educational tool to help build character, self-esteem and role models for youngsters to emulate and to enhance the image of the Pensacola regional area for tourism and economic development purposes.
The mission of Derrick Brooks Charities, Inc., is to provide educational opportunities for socio-economically challenged youth that will instill, inspire, broaden, and develop cultural and social vision outside of the walls in which they live to ensure that these young people have every chance to develop into the strong and productive leaders of tomorrow.