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Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Induction Class
COLCHESTER, Vt. -- A dozen exceptional Vermont legends make up the 2014 induction class of the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame. The VSHOF board of directors made the announcement Monday, September 8, 2014 at the Ross Sports Center at Saint Michael's College.
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 VSHOF's third induction class will join 25 others from the first two years at the annual Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Celebration presented by Casella Resource Systems on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Burlington. Ticket information will be available soon here on www.vermontsportshall.com.
2014 VSHOF AUCTION: BID ON A SKI VACATION WITH HALL OF FAMER BILLY KIDD
The Vermont Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to announce an auction for a one-of-a-kind ski vacation at the Steamboat, Ski Town USA, in Colorado hosted by former Olympian and Vermont native Billy Kidd, who was inducted into the VSHOF in 2013. Proceeds benefit the VSHOF and its designated charity, Prevent Child Abuse Vermont.
The winning bidder will receive a vacation package for two valued at $2,500.00 that includes: four nights lodging accommodations in one of the resort's standard guestrooms; a pair of four-day adult lift tickets; and one day of skiing with Billy Kidd, the resort's longtime director of skiing who captured a silver medal in the 1964 Winter Olympics. The package does not include transportation and dates are subject to availability.
Bidding starts at $1000.00 for the unique ski package and closes on November 17, 2014 at noon. Click HERE for more information and to place a bid.
The Vermont Sports Hall of Fame thanks both Kidd and the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation for donating the vacation package.
Nominations Accepted Year-Round For Vermont Sports Hall of Fame
Thanks to everyone for sending in nominations for the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame 2014 induction class. Nominations closed on June 30, 2014. Several of the first three induction classes have come from public nominees. 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.
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.