'Wall of Fame' Unveiled at Beltway Plaza Mall
3/28/2013, 4:39 p.m.
Inductees Include 3 Local Sports Personalities
The Beltway Plaza Mall has dedicated its new "Wall of Fame" in honor of the many citizens in the Prince George's County community who've achieved success in their careers.
The first three inductees included Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell, local heavyweight boxer, Walt "Wizard" Williams, former NBA star and Lara Aribisala, DC DIVAS defensive end.
The dedication took place March 23 and was attended by Greenbelt Mayor Judith F. "J" Davis, now in her 10th term on the Greenbelt City Council, and Mayor Pro Tem Emmett Jordan.
"This is a special day for all of us at Beltway Plaza Mall as we honor three special individuals who've made a mark in our community," said Marc "Kap" Kapastin, who rendered remarks said during the ceremony. "We intend to grow our Wall of Fame with new honorees in the future in all walks of life."
Attendees enjoyed refreshments and short presentations from each of the honorees and special guests which also inclded Rich Daniels manager of the DC Divas football team.
About The Inductees:
Omolara "Lara" Aribisala
Her name is Omolara but everyone calls her Lara. She's a single mother of two beautiful girls ages 14 & 11 and was born the youngest of five children in Ibandan, Nigeria and emigrated to the U.S. 27 years ago. Lara proudly became a U.S. citizen just last year. As a professional football player with the Divas, Lara earned the Most Improved Player Award in 2008. The Divas won the Northeastern Division Championship in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell
Mitchell's superb football play brought him recognition and many high school football awards, including his selection as one of the top 20 linebackers in the nation. Seth graduated from Michigan State University and his nickname, "Mayhem," was given to him by his football teammate at Michigan State. In 2008, Mitchell began his professional boxing career. After only his second professional fight, he signed with Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions. Currently, Mitchell's record stands at 25-1-1 with knockouts.
Walter 'Wizard" Williams
A sharpshooting 6'8" forward/guard, Williams attended school at the University of Maryland from 1988 to 1992, and is credited by many for resurrecting the school's basketball program. Williams was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the seventh pick of the 1992 NBA Draft and was on the 1992-93 NBA All-Rookie Second Team. He went on to play 11 seasons in the NBA, with the Kings, the Miami Heat, the Toronto Raptors, the Portland Trail Blazers, the Houston Rockets, and the Dallas Mavericks.