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Jun 21 2011

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Guillot, Sanders new Hall of Famers

Former Tarpon athletes Donald Guillot and Travis Sanders were inducted into the Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame in Brownsville. Posters were done by Manuel Hino¬josa. (Photo by Larry Gage)

By LARRY GAGE

Special to the PRESS

Former Port Isabel Tarpon athletes Donald Guillot and Travis Sanders were inducted into the Rio Grande Val­ley Sports Hall of Fame last weekend in Brownsville. The induction banquet was held at Holiday Inn of Brownsville with a few hundred friends, family, and former teammates and coaches of the inductees in attendance.

The Master of Ceremonies was Mariano Ayala, Presi­dent/CEO of the Brownsville Convention and Visitors’ Bu­reau. Stephanie Chavez led everyone in the Pledge of Al­legiance and sang the National Anthem. The welcome was given by Brownsville City Commissioner Melissa Her­nandez-Zamora, and outgoing President of the RGVSHF and 2004 Hall inductee, Charlie Vaughan.

A short audio-visual pro­duction for each inductee was presented preceding a speech by each honoree. Sanders and Guillot both spoke movingly about their athletic careers and paid tribute to the support and guidance from their families, coaches, and teammates.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the June 20 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.

 

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