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.
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