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By Don Franken
Track n Field News 

Art Hoffman Contributed to the Local Track and Field Scene for Decades

 

Worked as the LA Lakers statistician from 1979-2002

Obituaries: Art Hoffman

Art Hoffman, an LA sports icon, died July 9, 2018 at the age of 92. He helped many years on track meets, as an announcer and as an organizer. He was a great friend to many in the track and field and cross country world, in Los Angeles. Art Hoffman was born on November 24th, 1926. He:

- Graduated from LA High in January of 1945

- Entered the Army at Fort Ort in January of 1945

- Stationed in the Philippines in 1945 during the last months of World War II

- Attended LA State in 1946

- Worked in the Sports Information Department at LA State from 1948-50

- Worked at Hughes Aircraft in El Segundo for 19 years in the 1960's and 1970's

- Worked for the Franken's as Press Chief at the Sunkist, Jack in the Box, Pepsi, and Kinney track and field meets for 30+ years

- Contributor to Track and Field News

- Member of Track and Field Writer's Association

- Worked as the LA Lakers statistician from 1979-2002

- Attended 12 Summer Olympic Games

- Attended 44 Final Fours

- Attended 46 Rose Bowls in a row

Attended 16 World Series

Coach Tom Walsh and Don Franken. Art Hoffman

 

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