After 50 years since the Miami Dolphins became the first South Florida professional sports franchise in 1965, the Sports Business Club of the Palm Beaches holds its inaugural meeting to celebrate the Treasure Coast as an epicenter of professional and amateur sports.

Pat Rooney and Rick Horrow will co-chair this event, and a series of regular events that follow. The Sports Business Club will be the first of its kind in the region to celebrate and explore all components of the 50 years of the sports business in the Palm Beaches. The first event will take place at the Palm Beach Kennel Club Paddock Room on Wednesday, November 10, at 7:00 p.m. Featuring local sports and economic development leaders:

  • Honda Classic Executive Director Ken Kennerly
  • U.S. Polo ASSN President Michael Prince
  • Miami Marlins veteran announcer Tommy Hutton
  • Palm Beach Sports Commission President George Linley

The event will be held on Wednesdays, following the weekly “South Florida Boardroom” show that Rick Horrow hosts with Ken Lavicka on ESPN Palm Beaches. The intent is to have the show live from 6-7 p.m. during event Wednesdays.

Tickets will be available at the door and EventBrite for $20 which includes a buffet from 6 to 7 p.m. and the event from 7 to 8 p.m. Cash bar plus $5 valet parking.

PBKC at The Paddock is perfectly set up for shows and comedians with its convenient location, tiered room, seating for 300, great food, full bar, beautiful décor and more.

Doors open 5:30pm

Buffet from 6pm to 7pm

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