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The City of Burbank, Burbank Parks and Recreation Board, and the Burbank Athletic Federation Present the 2023 Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony

Burbank, CA (October 3, 2023) – The City of Burbank along with the Burbank Parks and Recreation Board and the Burbank Athletic Federation are proud to announce this year’s induction of individuals into the Burbank Athletics Walk of Fame. The 2023 Burbank Athletics


Walk of Fame Inductees are Brian Copeland and Glenn Hamanaka.


Brian Copeland's journey with the Burbank Parks and Recreation sports programs began in the early '90s when he initially participated and took on the role of team manager in the adult basketball league. Brian extended his involvement by coaching all six of his children in various sports, including football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, and softball, within the Burbank Parks and Recreation programs. His unwavering commitment ensured that every child had the opportunity to be part of a team.

Glenn Hamanaka embarked on his journey with the City of Burbank Parks and Recreation sports program in 1989 when he joined the COED adult volleyball league. Building upon this foundation, Glenn generously volunteered as a coach for his children's basketball and volleyball teams. After 35 years, Glenn continues to dedicate his time and expertise to coaching and contributing to the success of the City's sports leagues.


The induction ceremony will honor the outstanding commitment and dedication of the honorees and the contributions that they have made to the City of Burbank Sports Programs. These individuals have furthered the excellence of the sports programs in the City of Burbank through their roles as participants, volunteers and/or professional staff. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 7th at 9:00 a.m. at George Izay Park (Bill Burton Field, adjacent to the Olive Recreation Center), 1111 West Olive Avenue.


City of Burbank Parks and Recreation Department – “Together we strive to be the heart of the community by providing enriching opportunities through dedicated people, beautiful parks, and inspiring programs.”


Published on: October 03, 2023
12:35 PM