ORLANDO, Fla – The Central Florida Sports Commission announced the induction of Michael Stone into the Class of 2017 Hall of Fame on October 24.
Stone has volunteered his time to grow youth sports in the 21 years he has been a part of the community. He became President of the Lake County Soccer Club in 1999. Among many other duties with the club, Stone managed the Hickory Point Soccer Invitational – one of Florida’s largest high-school soccer tournaments. Stone also served on the Lake County Parks and Trails Board and worked extensively to help build the Miracle Field in Tavares, Florida, which is dedicated to children with special needs.
Kathy Stone, widow of Michael Stone, says their family is “extremely proud and appreciative of this prestigious recognition” given to Stone by the community, calling it a “wonderful testament to Mike’s memory.”
Before his death, Stone served on the Central Florida Sports Commission Board for over 12 years, and was named the Sports Commission’s Interim CEO in 2016. In October of 2016, Hickory Point Park was renamed the Mike Stone Soccer Complex.
Stone was recognized during the induction ceremony before the Orlando Magic game at the Amway Center on October 24, 2017. He shares this honor with around 70 other Central Floridians, who have received the recognition for distinguished accomplishments within professional and amateur sports.