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Florida Sports Hall of Fame selects Tyrone Keys and All Sports for prestigious honor

The Florida Sports Hall of Fame would like to congratulate Tyrone Keys and All Sports Community Service, Inc on being selected as the 2022 Hewell Family Fame for Fitness Award for the Florida Sports Hall of Fame.

The Hewell Family Fame for Fitness Award is our organization’s most cherished annual honor.

Throughout history, sports have presented us the opportunity to make our communities and neighborhoods stronger, in particular by supporting initiatives that rise up and encourage our youth to participate in activities that nurture their mind, body, and spirit. The health, fitness, and well-being of Florida’s youth is the No.1 priority of the Florida Sports Hall of Fame’s charitable mission.

We believe that Tyrone Keys and All Sports Community Service have provided a platform for our athletes to do great things for our communities off the playing field. Through sports, we are many times able to provide for those in our society who need our inspiration, encouragement, and resources to experience growth, health, and a path to success.

The incredible power of sport to lift up, assimilate and entertain is recognized by the Florida Sports Hall of Fame through the presentation of its annual Hewell Family Fame for Fitness Award. Each year the Florida Sports Hall of Fame honors an individual or organization that closely mirrors its mission of promoting physical fitness awareness, education, and the general health and welfare of Florida’s youth.

Previously the award has been presented to the likes of Annika Sorenstam the greatest female golfer of our generation and is often regarded as the best of all time. During her 15-year Hall of Fame career, she rewrote the LPGA and Ladies European Tour record books, won countless awards, and changed the way women’s golf was played, viewed, and covered.

Tyrone Keys

Readers might remember Tyrone Keys as a member of the 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears. He’s also the one seen playing the keyboard in the Super Bowl Shuffle, the song performed by team members which raised thousands of dollars for needy Chicago families.

Drawing on the idea of using his success to give back, as well as his personal experience with mentors helping him along the way, Keys created his own foundation to help others. In 1993, Keys founded All Sports Community Service, Inc., a non-profit mentoring and scholarship organization dedicated to helping challenged youth in Tampa achieve their dream of attending college. Keys teaches his students the idea that the skills from the playing field could be parlayed onto the field of life. Since 1993, All Sports has assisted hundreds of students to obtain millions of dollars in support toward their college education.

 

In addition to being supported financially and emotionally toward their goal of obtaining a college education, recipients of All Sports Community Service Foundation help become mentors themselves, returning to the community to assist the next generation, and carrying on the “root to fruit” model that is the basis for the foundation. 

All Sports is now seeing the “full circle of participation” in action with its students returning to invest time, energy, and scholarship funds into the program and the community. This has led to a ripple effect on his students — hundreds are now educators, principals, high school athletic directors, high school and youth coaches, and scholarship donors. 

To date, ASCS alum has continued to assist hundreds of 1st generational and student-athletes students with college scholarships.