Helena Hantzes – The Sports Organizer

Photo by Carina Mask

Helena Hantzes knows how to go hard in the paint.  Hantzes, 69, has been organizing a women’s basketball league at the Pride Center since 2004. 

“We emphasize including those of all skill levels, sizes, and ages,” she said. 

She retired from the Department of Homeland Security. These days Hantzes is a regular organizer. During the pandemic she helped start a Wilton Manors pickleball group. 

“This created a wonderful space for people to engage in physical activity, and to socialize during a very difficult time,” she said.  

Hantzes is a member of Wilton Manors’ Parks and Recreation advisory board. Most recently she launched the Friends of Wilton Manors Parks, a community-based volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the resources of the local parks, recreation, and preservation of green spaces. 

As for being out and proud she said, “We are all involved in the community when we are out and open. We become the ancestors of those who can't speak at this point in their lives.”

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