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

Avron B. Fogelman

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. 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.

11:00 ARRIVAL + CHECK-IN at Fogelman Sports Museum
11:30 TALK + TOUR


LOCATION: Avron B. Fogelman Sports Museum on the FAU Boca Raton Campus 
777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431

About the Instructor

  • Avron Fogelman, originally from Memphis, Tennessee, earned a degree from Tulane University. In addition to being a real estate entrepreneur, philanthropist, and civic leader, he co-owned the Kansas City Royals from 1983 to 1991, and their team won the 1985 World Series. Fogelman served on the board of directors of the American League of Major League Baseball, and in 1986 the players of Major League Baseball voted  Fogelman the "Most Admired Owner." Fogelman is a past commissioner of the State of Tennessee Board of Education, has been inducted into the Tennessee Hall of Fame, and is a past chairman of the Memphis Chamber of Commerce. The University of Memphis honored Fogelman by naming their business college the Fogelman College of Business, and Tulane has named their basketball facility the Avron Fogelman Arena. In addition, the interstate highway system circling Memphis is named the Avron Fogelman Expressway. 

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