Chuck & Connie Bovay
Chuck & Connie Bovay
Year Inducted: 2016
Sports Played or Coached: Honorary

The honorary inductees for 2016 were Chuck and Connie Bovay, longtime supporters of Florida Southern College athletics. Their relationship with the college's athletic program began with a donation to the Moccasins batgirls in 1971; and in the late 1970s, the couple joined the Sixth Man Club in support of men's basketball. They have continued their support throughout the years and have contributed to the Barnett Athletic Complex campaign. Mr. Bovay is a former president of Lanier Upshaw Insurance Agency, Inc., and has served on numerous local and state boards. Mrs. Bovay was the first speech and hearing therapist for Lakeland area schools and helped start what is now the Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center. In 1998, the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce recognized Mr. Bovay with the George Jenkins Award, and in 2008, Lakeland Regional Medical Center named the couple as Philanthropists of the Year.