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 Mr. Avron B. Fogelman for an exclusive VIP tour of FAU’s Fogelman Sports Museum. Mr. Fogelman,  a longtime Boca Raton resident, and Former Kansas City Royals owner, will be your guide through what is considered the largest private collection of original sports memorabilia in the United States. Donated to FAU by Mr. Fogelman, the collection 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 torch 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. This tour will include the stories behind the objects, including a recording of the congratulatory phone call from then-President Ronald Regan celebrating the Kansas City Royals  1985 World Series win. This is a unique opportunity to hear from the collector and enjoy questions and answers while exploring the museum.

The museum is located in the Schmidt Family Complex for Academic and Athletic Excellence on FAU Boca campus (adjacent to the Stadium and a parking structure) on N. University Drive.The registration cut-off date is Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Due to the VIP nature of this excursion, space is limited, so sign-up early!

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, March 9: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm