And the MVPerson Award Goes to Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ball

MR. & MRS. ROBERT BALL WENT ON A CRUISE 100 YEARS AGO!!  THAT CRUISE CHANGED OUR LIVES!!   

ON THAT CRUISE THEY EXPERIENCED A NEW GAME; A GAME  PLAYED ON THE SHIP’S DECK WITH STICKS AND A HOP SCOTCH LIKE BOARD.  THEY FELL IN LOVE WITH IT!!  WHEN THEY GOT BACK TO THEIR BUSINESS, THE LYNDHURST HOTEL IN DAYTONA BEACH, THEY SAID LETS PLAY THIS GAME CALLED SHUFFLEBOARD  
ON LAND AND THEY PAINTED A COURT ON THE STREET IN FRONT OF THEIR HOTEL.

THE GAME INSTANTLY ATTRACTED ATTENTION AND SOON EVEN NON HOTEL GUESTS WERE COMING OVER TO PLAY!!  AND THAT WAS THE BIRTH OF SHUFFLEBOARD IN FLORIDA. 

WE ALL OWE A BIG VOTE OF THANKS TO THE BALLS OF DAYTONA BEACH WHO ADDING JOY TO OUR LIVES, JOY WHICH WE CONTINUE TO EXPEIENCE 100 YEARS LATER.

Remarks offered by Ken Offenther at Clearwater, FL on 2013 03 25.

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