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Walk of Fame Begins

The Muscle Beach Venice Bodybuilding Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the Walk of Fame at Muscle Beach Venice. To date, twenty-three notable individuals from the sport of bodybuilding have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. To recognize their contributions to the sport each individual will have a bronze plaque mounted at the Weight Pen at Muscle Beach. The Grand Opening will take place on Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2007 at 1 pm.

Special thanks go to Russ Deluca, his family and for their sponsorship of the Walk of Fame. Their support of the sport of bodybuilding and their contribution to the ongoing legacy of the inductees is greatly appreciated by the Muscle Beach Venice Bodybuilding Hall of Fame.

Mark your calendar for the Grand Opening!!


In 2003, the Muscle Beach Venice Bodybuilding Hall of Fame inducted its first “Hall of Famer” Don Howorth. Since then, an additional 21-bodybuilding greats have been inducted including such notables at Cory Everson, Mickey Hargitay, Frank Zane, Dave Draper, Rachel McLish, John Balik, and Samir Banout. The Muscle Beach Venice Hall of Fame has also recognized those alumni “pioneers” of Santa Monica – Paula Boelsom, Glenn Sundby, and Armand Tanny who were integral in establishing the foundation for fitness at the beach.

This year will see the completion of the Muscle Beach Venice Walk of Fame that will celebrate the recipients of the Hall of Fame Awards, by honoring each inductee with the placement of a bronze plaque of recognition incorporated into the foundation of the “Weight Pen” at Muscle Beach Venice. Similar to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the public will be able to view the individuals awarded this recognition.

Our website will have updates on the progress and completion of the project. Watch for the announcement of the GRAND OPENING!!!

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