Tampa Sports Club to Honor Bernie Little


For the 48th time, the Sports Club of Tampa Bay will honor the area's best and brightest sports achievers at its annual awards banquet. At this year's event -- at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Higgins Hall -- six athletes will be inducted into the organization's Hall of Fame.

Bernie Little -- The most successful owner in Unlimited Hydroplane racing history. His Miss Budweiser team won 134 of 354 hydroplane races, along with 22 points championships and 14 Gold Cup titles. Little died in Lakeland on April 25, 2003.

Bay Area's Best Will Be Honored >>


bdc512 said...

Couldn't be more well deserved.... Say what you will... NO ONE PERSON had more to do with the safety and evolution of the boats... and keeping the sport alive... during a few lean years it should have died... until it could become what it is and will be today!!!!
I for one believe the GOLD CUP or WORLD trophy should be titled the BERNIE LITTLE CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY... much like the Football memory for Vince Lombardi.

Ben CARLSON bdc512@gmail.com