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Holiday Events In Boca Raton | Where To Enjoy Christmas Lights and Holiday Parties Near Me

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Our Christmas Lights and Holiday Events blog last year was so popular, there was no way we were going to leave you hanging! In keeping with our unyielding efforts to keep Boca Raton residents and holiday visitors informed, we're ready to unveil our selection of some of the most popular and beloved holiday events around Boca. These include everything Christmas Lights, family festivals, upscale fine dining, and vibrant nightlife across the county. Start scrolling, clicking, and finding where you can turn up the lights this holiday season!

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Boca Raton Holiday Street Parade

  • When: Wednesday December 7th, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Where: Parking can be found at City Hall, The Downtown Library, or Building Administration

The December Festivities get off to a roaring start as more than 70 floats whirl their wheels to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our holiday street parade. In light of the 1972 inception, the theme of the season is "Groovy 70s," with what's sure to be a colorful theme. We expect the 70s theme to bring out the best of our local creatives for a riveting spectacle and a celebration of our community.

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Boca Raton Thanksgiving | Giving Thanks From Champagne & Parisi

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The Champagne & Parisi Real Estate team took a moment out of our busy schedule to give thanks to our colleagues, clients, and many more who made our goals and dreams possible! From safety to serenity, from upper class to continuing education, we give thanks. Have a blessed & beautiful day!

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Our Clients

First and foremost, we don't exist without our clients! Without our community and people abroad visiting our websites, calling our Realtors, and getting to work, we wouldn't have a blog to give thanks from. We proudly served clients from across the world from multiple continents, repeat clients looking for new opportunities, and newcomers through both organic home searches and referrals. Many of our clients have become lifelong friends of our Realtors, further reinforcing the dedication and personality we have as individuals, and not just as professionals.

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Our Teammates

Whether it was teaming up on a massive deal or simply lending an ear to give some helpful advice, we have some of the most cooperative, mutually vested Realtors on the planet! Our team are at each other's sides from every side of the deal,...

2022 New Years Eve Events And Parties In Boca Raton, FL

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We found five of the most choice Boca Raton New Years events, incorporating the surrounding area to expand your horizons. From upscale to downtown, from sit down to stand up, we gather and bring you some of the very best New Years Parties in Boca Raton! Enjoy after-midnight breakfast buffers, 4-course steak dinners, dancing, DJ's, and one final special moment to cap off a wonderful year. Without further ado, read on to learn more and find where you're going to be when the ball drops! 

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Gold Rush New Years' Eve 2023

  • When: Saturday, December 31st 2022. 8:00 PM 
  • Where: The Addison - 2 East Camino Real. Boca Raton, FL 33432
  • Cost: $495/ticket

The Addison, named for Addison Mizner, the aesthetic founding father of Boca Raton, is one of the foremost names on everyone's mind when thinking of an elegant place to spend the evening. Featuring their award-winning cuisine, delectable cocktails and an environment fit for royalty, The Addison will always find a place on our list when discussing holiday events. Beyond the craft cocktails and 4-course seated meal, hors oeuvres will be encircling the dance floor via their waitstaff while live music keeps things electric...

Boca Raton Staycation 101 | How To Prepare Your Home For The Best Staycation Ever

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When you live in a resort that people spend thousands to visit, a "staycation" is nearly a daily occurrence. tongue-in-cheek jokes aside, the key to a successful staycation is understanding this is more than a mere "day off," and can be a way to not only enjoy the refreshment that true time off can bring, but reinvigorate your home life all at once! We asked our Realtors, clients, and... maybe took a few days to ourselves to learn what tips we should share on how to get the most from your Boca home staycation. Read on to learn more!

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Weigh Your Budget Against Past Out Of Town Vacations

Look at the past few vacations you've taken and where you've spent the money. Even for extreme foodies, the likelihood that most of your funds were spent on transit and lodging is extremely high. Luxury hotels can cost thousands over a weekend, and airfare, while fluctuating often, is never cheaper than a robust trip to the grocery store. While we're not suggesting you have a staycation that spends your budget the same as an out-of-town trip, the added flexibility (and savings) will allow you to do much more in your space than you could abroad.

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Boca Raton Thanksgiving Dinner | Where To Enjoy Thanksgiving In Boca Raton

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Thanksgiving Dinner doesn't have to be an entire household ordeal each and every year. For our part, we researched and discovered where some of the most beloved Thanksgiving Dinners in Boca Raton can be found, including offerings for a delightful in-house prix fixe menu and seasonal cocktails, takeout, and even boxed delivery! For those looking to work a little less and enjoy their time a little more, let these 5 renowned restaurants take care of the hard part for you!

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Maggiano's Little Italy

An ever popular Italian staple of Boca Raton's upscale dining landscape, Maggiano's Little Italy deftly weaves traditional Thanksgiving fare with an Italian twist. In-house diners can enjoy a three course meal featuring a salad, traditional turkey, two pastas and two sides. Thanksgiving-centric selections include the delectable pumpkin marscapone ravioli, warm apple crostada, and a country style smoked ham to name some of several notable options. Their carryout menu includes a pre-selected portion of several menu items with a wine pairing. For something a little less conventional but still very much the Thanksgiving vibe, make a reservation at Maggiano's.

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Boca Raton Home Architecture | A Guide To Boca Home Styles

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Boca Raton is privy to a wide number of South Floridian home styles, yet nothing is more synonymous with the beauty of our beachfront city than the name Mizner, and the style he brought to our community. Starting with the landmark year of 1926, Mizner's vision was carried out and influenced the construction of everything from hotels to public buildings, condos, and waterfront mansions. However, Mediterranean Revival isn't the only visage worth noting in Boca Raton. For design and architecture aficionados, we've organized the complete list of prevalent home design styles found around town. Read on and enrich yourself!

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Mediterranean Revival

The most prominent of all Boca Raton architectural styles, the Mediterranean Revivalism was spurred by community forerunner Addison Mizner, whose surname is attached to the center of Downtown Boca Raton. Mizner's early designs borrowed more from the sand-swept and balmy tones of the Spanish Renaissance, with more Tuscan and Venetian features, later installed following Mizner's inspiration. Mediterranean Revival architecture is noted for symmetrical front-facing facades, red or auburn tile roofs, arched or circular windows, and open rectangular floorplans. 

Where to see Mediterranean Revival Homes In Boca: ...

Boca Raton Midterm Elections Information | What You Need To Know To Get Out And Vote!

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The crucial 2022 Midterm Elections are upon us! No matter where you stand, knowing the ins and outs of civic engagement is a fundamental way to participate in the future of our country, state, and city. For our part, the Boca Raton Real Estate blog will provide the details on your candidates, precincts, and voting requirements. Read on to learn more about the 2022 midterm elections in Boca Raton!

Precincts and Polling Centers

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th between 7 AM - 7 PM. If you are still waiting in line by the 7 PM closing time, you will be permitted to complete your ballot. Voting Precincts are divided across two zones: Zones 5 and 6.

Click HERE to find your exact polling center.

Zone 5 includes much of the area north of Boca Raton, but also includes parts of Northern Boca and Highland Beach.

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Zone 6 Includes the sizable majority of Boca Raton and Highland Beach. If you are a resident of either...

Boca Raton New Condo Updates | Newest Updates On Boca Raton Condos

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Despite the gorgeous veneer and seemingly polished-off finished product that is Boca Raton, there's always something new happening in our beautiful city. Even amidst a crowded waterfront, several new luxury buildings and several old are seeing sprawling new construction. From all new condominiums to added amenities, we give you the latest news on Boca Raton New Construction Real Estate. Read along to learn more, and be sure to stay tuned for more updates and news items like these.

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Under Construction

3000 South Ocean Blvd.

3000 South Ocean Blvd is the southeasternmost address along the waterfront in Boca Raton. This work is in accordance with the Coastal Construction Control Line (CCCL) to replace an existing seawall in the location. The CCCL Program regulates all things related to projects that could impact the beach - namely erosion, dune stability, public access interference, or the damaging of inland properties. In addition, the pool and deck will be replaced seaward of the CCCL.

171 W. Camino Real (Camino Square)

Camino Square is a shopping center with an adjacent parking garage just west of Dixie Highway on Camino Real. The project in question aims to increase the square footage of the property while simultaneously decreasing the square footage of the nearby parking structure.

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5 Ultra Luxury Gated Communities In Boca Raton | Boca Raton Real Estate

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Boca Raton is synonymous with sunny beaches and high-end luxury. Beyond the numerous, illustrious Boca condos and beach clubs, we've reviewed some of the most sought-after Boca Raton real estate in these 5 ultra-luxury gated communities, representing some of the finest homes in the country. 

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Sanctuary is a highly exclusive enclave of luxuriant waterfront homes located along the Intracoastal in. This quiet, private Boca Raton neighborhood is tucked behind an outcropping of protected mangroves, offering unprecedented privacy to its high-profile residents. Many of The Sanctuary's residents are counted among the global elite, including celebrities, executives, and the ultra-wealthy. Between its geographic location, the mysterious nature of its big-name residents, and the breathtaking homes that dwell within, it's no wonder The Sanctuary is among the most sought-after developments in all of Boca Raton.

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Boca Raton Halloween Parties | Things To Do For Halloween

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Welcome to October! Spooky season has officially arrived. In today's Boca Raton Real Estate, we give a brief rundown of some of the most prominent Boca Raton Halloween Parties and Events, with something for everyone young and old. Read on to find something for you!

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Halloween At The Addison Presents: Gotham

  • When: Monday, October 31st 7:00 PM
  • Where: The Addison - 2 East Camino Real. Boca Raton, FL 33432

The classy Addison Hotel always commemorates holidays with a bang. Halloween is no exception, where the Boca mainstay will offer a Gotham themed Halloween celebration including award winning five start cuisine, open bar, dancing, and live entertainment. VIP tables include a three-course tableside dinner, champagne service and valet parking. Best of all, a percentage of the sale will support Boca Helping Hands, an organization Champagne & Parisi supports annually.

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Halloween Bash at THRoW Social Delray Beach

  • When: Saturday, October 29....

Boca Raton October Events | October Events Near Me

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Spooky season has arrived! And with it - whatever vestige of autumn that we can scrounge together in our subtropical clime. For residents of Boca Raton, pumpkin spice candles, fleece jackets, and the Mizner Park Pumpkin patch are the images of fall that our local flora and fauna refuse to provide. October is the final month before tourist season truly begins, with its peak arriving shortly after Christmas. For that one final month before the squawking flock pitter patters to town, here are the things you can enjoy throughout Boca Raton and beyond! 

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  • Where: FAU - University Theatre - 777 Glades Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33431
  • When: Friday, October 7th. 7 PM - 9 PM

The nearby campus at Florida Atlantic University always has something for the avant-garde in all of us. The FAU University Theatre by way the Wind Ensemble will play a genre-spanning concert featuring woodwind and brass instruments. Most prominently, the concert will feature FAU Faculty Member and accomplished trombone soloist, Jose Leonardo Leon.

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Community Fall BBQ Fun

  • Where: 1530 W. Camino Real. Boca Raton, FL 33486
  • When: Saturday, October 8th 1 PM - 5 PM

This FREE entry event in one of Boca Raton's oldest districts will offer something for the whole family. The event will be hosted by The Church...

5 Hurricane Cleanup Tips | What To Do After A Hurricane

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In the wake of the tragic devastation left by Hurricane Ian across Southwest and Central Florida, Champagne & Parisi Real Estate extend our deepest sympathies to those affected. Links to donate and ways to support will be at the end of this article. For now, as part of the Champagne & Parisi blog, we share 5 crucial hurricane cleanup tips to know for the future. These tips range everywhere from creating a smoother experience for you and your neighbors, to potentially life-saving. Follow along and learn more about how to help our community with hurricane cleanup!

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Wait Until Daylight

Wait until daylight to begin any cleanup process. Even with mobile lighting and generator support, there will never be sufficient lighting nor the urgency to warrant cleaning up at night. Following a long, difficult evening in which the hurricane passes, the next day weather is almost always exceedingly clear and cool. Take advantage of this weather, and the natural clarity granted by sunlight to begin the process of recovery.

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Do NOT Enter Standing Water

This is a crucial safety tip to understand. Standing water contains a host of potential concerns, even when visible to the bottom. Standing...

Boca Raton Pet Rescue | Dog Of The Month (September 2022)

boca raton dog of the month | maia, september 2022

The end of Summer looms, and it's time to think about what we want our nest to look like as we hunker down for the "winter" here in Boca Raton, Florida. Whether you're a new family, an empty nester, or somewhere in between, the few minutes we spent with Maia, this gorgeous blue-eyed Plott hound, was all we needed to know she'd be perfect for anyone. With the right amount of love and attention, this once abused pup will change your life as you change hers. Spread the love! Cuffing season is ahead!

Contact the Tri-County Animal Rescue to visit Albert today!

Click HERE to visit our Boca Raton Pet Rescue and Animal Adoption Section


Pickleball In Boca Raton | Get To Know America's Fastest Growing Sport

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We're sure at this point more than a few readers are saying to themselves: "it's about time!" We have observed the mercurial and meteoric rise of this ever-popular racquet sport over the years, from a niche amongst retirees to the fastest growing sport in the united states. Pickleball has grown from a fun pastime to a near-necessity in new condo and country club construction, and we're here for it! We delved into the history, the development, and the trajectory of this growing game - and asked why it appeals to so many of all ages. Learn more, as we ask... what's the deal with pickleball anyway?

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What Is Pickleball?

For many reasons, Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America, more and more a crucial amenity desired by thousands moving to Boca Raton. Pickleball is the middle ground between tennis, badminton, and ping pong. The sport is played on a modified tennis court or badminton court and follows very similar rules to tennis. Unlike tennis, the game is played with a wooden paddle and often, a whiffle ball - although as the sport has grown so has the dedication to pickleball-specific equipment. Learn more about this sporting phenomenon below, and why it holds the spot as one of the fastest risers in the athletic world.

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The Origins Of The Game

Pickleball was invented in 1965 on...

Family DIY Projects At Home | Home DIY Projects For Your Favorite Helpers

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Despite the omnipotence of expensive HVAC issues and the wear and tear on your home, Florida home improvements aren't all subcontractors and trained labor. There are many projects (some even involving power tools) that will beautify your home, and improve its utility. We chose a few of our favorite DIY Boca home projects that everyone can get involved in, building camaraderie in pursuit of something better. Read on and learn these among our key homeowner tips in the Boca Raton Real Estate blog!

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Restore/Repaint Mailbox

A mailbox might not necessarily increase the value of your home on paper, but its curb appeal will benefit you massively. The mailbox is the furthest outcropping of your personal expression, reflecting the aesthetic that follows behind as the introduction to your palette and design motifs. Mailbox repair kits, and even entire mailboxes, are relatively cheap and easy to work with.

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Install Solar Pathway Lights

Another inexpensive way to improve your entryway and impress houseguests and passersby alike, these cheap, easily installed, solar-powered pathway lights are a practical staple for classy homes...

September Events In The Boca Raton Area | September Events Near Me

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Welcome to Autumn! While it may not feel like outside, we are heading into the fall and winter months. With the busy season ahead, there's bound to be more people, but plenty more to do as the weather becomes a bit friendlier and people venture out for more than the beach! Here are some of our choices for things to do in Boca Raton. Stay tuned and learn more!

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DeadMau5 @ DAER Nightclub

  • When: Saturday, September 3rd. 12 PM - Close
  • Where: DAER Nightclub - 1 Lucky St. Davie, FL 33314

Legendary electronic musician and cultural icon Deadmau5 will play an all-day set at DAER nightclub, one of the preeminent clubs in Broward County found on the property of the newly remodeled, immense Hard Rock Resort & Casino. Arrive at noon for the doors to open, and dance the night (and day) away!

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Heart Of Soul Duo 

  • When: Sunday, September 11th. 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Where: Luff's Fish House - 390 E. Palmetto Park Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33432

Luff's Fish House, one of the most popular seafood restaurants in Boca Raton, plays host to the Heart of Soul Duo, one of the favorites for patrons to enjoy while they dine. The unplugged acoustic duo plays dozens of the greatest hits from Classic Rock, Contemporary, and the tracks we all grew up loving.

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The Ultimate Guide To Mortgage Types | Boca Raton Mortgages

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With the hubbub around our economy constantly hovering over our record-shattering real estate market, it's important that we know the fundamentals. With the feds raising interest rates and mass speculation around our surging prices, low inventory, and unique circumstances, we dedicated ourselves to writing about, and explaining the most common home mortgage types you're likely to come across in your Boca home search. With the help of our superb partners at supreme lending, we have access to dedicated professionals who are always on top of the latest news and changes to mortgage law. Read on and learn from our ultimate guide to mortgage types and see if these choices are right for you.

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30 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage

A 30 Year fixed rate mortgage is as it sounds. Of the two major types of mortgages (fixed and adjustable rate), this is the most commonplace and usually the preferred financial product for first time homeowners.

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15-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage

A 15-year fixed rate mortgage is a much greater risk to default, but in hindsight appeared to some to be the better mortgage as opposed to the 30-year variety. While the upfront costs are vastly higher, the lack of time for interest to compound usually ensures the final cost is much lower. Without the additional 15-year term to accrue,...

The Top 5 Most Popular Neighborhoods In Boca Raton | 5 Of The Most Searched Homes In Boca

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As Boca Raton's most data-driven Realtors, we use our on-the-ground experience and the top-down data we aggrandize to influence our decisions further when aiding our clientele. It's our job to ensure what we see online and what we hear from your guides our hands and helps us lead you to the promised land. Read along for 5 of the most sought-after (and most searched) Boca Raton neighborhoods and find out why! 


Boca Pointe

Boca Pointe is an extremely popular resort-style country club that offers broader access to the community than some of the more exclusive clubs in the area. They feature a year-round social calendar, NO assessments, and an 18-hole championship golf course open to non-residents as well. Their commitment to personal health & wellness continues through their ultra-modern gym, 16 Har-Tru tennis courts, and a recently redesigned clubhouse. Beyond their Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, Boca Pointe is a popular destination for private events such as bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, and corporate events.

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Boca West Country Club


August Events In Boca Raton | August Events In The Boca Area

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It's August! The dog days of Summer are winding down, and the last days of the hottest weather are soon-to-be in the rearview mirror. With most Summer visitors leaving between now and the busy season, it's your time to shine with less traffic and more room to run! Here are some of our favorite event ideas in the Boca Raton area for August.

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5-Day Wakeboard and Tubing Camp

  • Where: Above & Beyond Community Church - 7500 E. Country Club Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33487
  • When: Monday, August 8, 9 AM - Friday, August 12, 3 PM

The aquatic life is forever intertwined with our coastal, peninsular community. Campers ages 5-15 can enjoy a full week of aquatic enrichment via a variety of boarding mediums - such as kneeboarding, skiing, tubing, wakeboarding, and fishing. For an active way to soak up the sun and learn some riveting new skills, look no further than this clinic on good times and fun on the water!

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The Top 10 Legendary Florida Athletes | South Florida Sports and Recreation

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Florida is a true hotbed of culture, vivacity, and generally high-achieving, energetic people. This is evidenced by our many successful business people, artists, musicians, and yes... athletes. Something about the year-round sun and our place in the world has made the state of Florida one of the best states for young athletes to ascend to stardom. Whether it's simply a question of the population to select from or the lack of a semiannual slog through snow, Florida is responsible for thrusting some of the best athletes the world has ever seen into the limelight. For ten of our favorite legendary Florida-born athletes, read our intriguing list below!

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Deion Sanders - Ft. Myers

Primetime! Nobody was louder, prouder, and more electrifying than a prime Deion Sanders. Born in Ft. Myers, Sanders attended college at Florida State University, where he would later be drafted fifth overall in the legendary 1989 NFL draft. In addition to serving as an NFL cornerback, kick returner, and even wide receiver, Deion played part-time as a left and center field for 5 MLB teams across 641 games. To this day, perhaps only Sanders' draftmate, Detroit Lions Running Back Barry Sanders, could claim the title of the most riveting player to ever put on shoulder pads. Today, Deion has wielded his presence as Head Coach of Jackson State University to increase the profile, competitiveness, and ultimately, the funding for both Jackson State and other HBCUs in their conference. ...