PROGRAM DETAILS

Vip Tour of The Avron B. Fogelman Sports Museum
at The Schmidt Family Complex with Avron B. Fogelman

Instructor
Avron B. Fogelman
Category
F100621

Course Description

Join us for an exclusive VIP tour of FAU’s Fogelman Sports Museum, guided by Mr. Avron B. Fogelman, who collected what is considered the largest private collection of original sports memorabilia in the United States. It was donated to FAU by Former Kansas City Royals owner and longtime Boca Raton resident Avron B. Fogelman. The museum offers visitors a visual progression of American sports alongside vignettes of the country’s growth, providing historical context, opportunities for intergenerational connections and unique storytelling. Hundreds of one-of-a-kind sports objects ranging from the Olympic torches from the “Nazi Olympic Games” to Babe Ruth’s uniform to Jackie Robinson’s scouting card to the 13 original rules of basketball by James Naismith tell not only the story of American sports but of American society. Mr. Fogelman collected and curated the objects to tell the social history of the country. His tour will include the stories behind the objects…including when he celebrated winning a World Series championship as the owner of the Kansas City Royals with a phone call with then-President Ronald Regan, a recording which you can hear in the museum! This is a unique opportunity to hear from the collector and enjoy questions and answers while exploring the museum.

REGISTRATION: LIMITED to 15
MUST REGISTER by Tuesday, October 5, 2021 – NO WALK INS

ITINERARY
11:00 ARRIVAL + CHECK IN at FAU’s Fogelman Sports Museum
11:30 TALK + TOUR
12:30 EXPLORE

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The museum is located in the Schmidt Family Complex for Academic and Athletic Excellence on the North Side of the FAU Boca campus (adjacent to the Stadium)

An Information Booth is located at FAU’s main entrance on your right hand side, where you can obtain driving directions and a campus map.

About the Instructor

  • Avron Fogelman, originally from Memphis, Tennessee, earned degrees from Tulane University and the University of Memphis School of Law. In addition to his work as a real estate developer, he was co-owner of the Kansas City Royals from 1983 to 1991 and owned several Memphis sports teams, including the Memphis Chicks, Memphis Tams, and the Memphis Rogues. He served for many years as chairman of Fogelman Properties. Civic involvement has been a central part of Mr. Fogelman’s life. He served two terms as president of the Memphis Chamber of Commerce and was Chairman of the Memphis/Shelby County Land Use Control Board. His generous philanthropy supports Tulane University, the University of Memphis, and Florida Atlantic University. He splits his time with his wife Wendy between Boca Raton and Memphis.

Upcoming programs presented by Avron B. Fogelman.

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One-Time F100621 Avron B. Fogelman Vip Tour of The Avron B. Fogelman Sports Museum
at The Schmidt Family Complex with Avron B. Fogelman

Wednesday, October 6: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm