Flamingos to create Walk of Fame
The Florence Flamingos have announced the creation of the Florence Baseball Walk of Fame. The first class of honorees will be chosen by fan voting.
The Walk of Fame will be on display at the brand-new Carolina Bank Field, which is scheduled to open Saturday night, May 28 with the Flamingos first game of the 2022 season.
Fans will be able to suggest who should be included from a list of potential members or write in their own suggestion for honorees. Some of the potential members include former Major Leaguers like Reggie Sanders, Orlando Hudson and Akeem Bostick who grew up in the Pee Dee region. Also, former major leaguers Pat Borders, Fred McGriff and Cecil Fielder, all who played for the Florence Blue Jays are on the list as well as former Florence RedWolf Kevin Youkilis. Fans can pick not only players but also great teams, or other influential baseball figures related to the Florence community.
Voting will take place on-line at www.florenceflamingos.com. One lucky winner will win a team signed bat.
Up to ten local companies can also be a presenting sponsor of an honoree. Charles Howard Jr., of Chase Oil, founded in Florence in 1946, was thrilled to choose Reggie Sanders to honor.
“Reggie and his late uncle, Robert Sanders, have been family friends of ours for decades,” said Howard. “We’re excited to help recognize Reggie’s accomplishments and be part of the new ballpark.
” Companies interested in a Walk of Fame sponsorship can select which nominee they wish to sponsor by calling the Flamingos office at (843) 629-0700.