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Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Honors 2013 Inductees At Induction Dinner and Celebration presented by Casella
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont -- Two Olympic medalists, a World Series champion, national award winners, record-setting scorers and outstanding coaches made up the class of 12 that were inducted into the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame on November 17, 2013. Two special annual inductees starting in 2013 were unveiled, one a historic inductee and the other in memory of the Hall’s first chair of the board of directors, David Hakins. Click HERE for more information on the 2013 VSHOF Inductees.
The dozen were honored at the second annual Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Celebration presented by Casella held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Burlington. MC of the event was WCAX TV Sports Director Mike McCune. Click HERE for a Facebook photo gallery of the event by George Ouellette of Duck Point Photography
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.
Nominations Closed For 2013 Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Class of Inductees
Thanks go out to all who sent in candidates for nomination to the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame. Nominations closed on June 30 for the 2013 induction class. For future nominations, 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. If you sent in a nomination prior to June 30, 2013, you do not need to nominate the candidate again for 2014 but please send additional information for support. Other questions regarding nominees can be found HERE.
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.
VSHOF Inaugural Class Inducted November 17, 2012
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The Vermont Sports Hall of Fame honored 13 of the finest Green Mountain State athletes and contributors when it inducted its inaugural class on November 17, 2012. The first annual VSHOF Induction Dinner and Celebration was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington. Click HERE for more information on the 2012 inductees.