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Vermont Sports Hall of Fame To Honor 2015 Inductees
Fourth Annual Dinner and Celebration On Tap for Saturday, Nov. 14
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Outstanding multi-sport athletes, Olympic Nordic skiers, a legendary stock car driver and renowned coaches will be the newest members of the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame, announced by the VSHOF board of directors on Sept. 22, 2015.
The VSHOF's fourth induction class will join 37 others from the first three at the annual Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Celebration presented by Casella Waste Systems on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Burlington.
CLICK HERE for dinner information and to purchase tickets.
Selected by a statewide committee of nearly 50 voters, the class includes Olympic Nordic skiers Martha Rockwell and Laura Wilson Todd, stock car driver Bobby Dragon, hockey/baseball standout Kirk McCaskill, multi-sport star and legendary coach Jack Leggett, stellar soccer players Shelley Addison Smith and Carl Christensen, basketball star Jim McCaffrey, and coaching legends Mona Garone, Tom Lawson and Bev Osterberg. The VSHOF will also honor longtime Vermont Golden Gloves promoter Ernie Farrar as its David Hakins Award Inductee and Brattleboro ski jump pioneer, the late Fred Harris, as its Historical Pioneer Inductee.
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Nominations Are Closed For Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015
Nominations are closed for the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame 2015 induction class on June 30, 2015. Thanks to those who submitted them for this year's class. Several of the first three induction classes have come from public nominees. Stay tuned in September for the announcement of the Class of 2015. The fourth annual Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Celebration presented by Casella Waste Systems will be held Saturday, November 14, 2015.
If you wish to nominate someone for future induction classes, please click HERE for a nomination form and instructions to nominate and honor an athlete or a contributor to the Green Mountain State's sports legacy. Full nomination details are on the PDF nomination form and other questions regarding nominees can be found HERE.
Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Inducts 2014 Induction Class
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. -- A dozen exceptional Vermont sports legends were inducted at the third annual Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Celebration presented by Casella Resource Systems November 15, 2014. Thanks to the record number who attended the dinner at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Burlington on Williston Road in South Burlington. A portion of the proceeds benefited Prevent Child Abuse Vermont, the VSHOF's designated charity.
This year's class features four Olympians from the Summer and Winter Games, a Major League icon on the mound and in the broadcast booth, the nation's top auto road rally racer, the state's leading high school hoops scorer, the hall's first inductees in tennis and golf, a legendary coach along with a nationally recognized stock car racing promoter and the founder of the state's longest outdoor hiking trail. Click HERE for information on the 12 inductees.
The Vermont Sports Hall of Fame is in cooperation with Prevent Child Abuse Vermont, the VSHOF's designated charity.
Launched in October 2011, The Vermont Sports Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization to recognize those individuals whose achievements and efforts have enhanced sports, athletics and recreation in the Green Mountain State. In addition to honoring those who make a significant contribution to the state's sports legacy, the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame will promote and provide inspiration in sports and recreation to the state's youth.
Click HERE for the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame's Mission Statement.
Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Saddened by the Loss of David Hakins
The Vermont Sports Hall of Fame is saddened by the loss of David Hakins, who passed away on July 23, 2013 after a five-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Dave was part of the initial launch committee of the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame in 2011 and was the first chair of its board of directors. Also the publisher of Vermont Life, it was Dave's energy, vision, inspiration and direction that helped get this project off the ground. Click HERE for appreciations of Dave's life.
The Vermont Sports Hall of Fame is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.