Upcoming Sports Halls of Fame

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

If attending sports halls of fame banquets is of interest to you, there are two local sports gala induction dinners in Chattanooga later this month and the TSSAA luncheon in April.

The Details … If You Plan To Go …

* The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletics Hall of Fame

Fri. Feb. 22 … Chattanooga Golf and Country Club … Dinner: 6:30 p.

m.  … Reception: 6 p.m.

Tickets:  $30 … Deadline for Tickets:  Mon. Feb. 18

For Tickets Call UTC Alumni Office: (423) 425-4785

Class of 2013: Six former UTC student-athletes comprise this year’s class

Special Awards: A.C. “Scrappy” Moore Award, Gordon L. Davenport Award, Joe Morrison Award, Harold Wilkes Award

 

* Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame – 43rd Annual

Mon. Feb 25 … Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center … 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: $35 … Deadline for Tickets:  Fri. Feb. 15

For Tickets call HOF president Dr. John Farr (423) 875-9282

Class of 2013: The local HOF will induct 25 athletes, coaches, administrators, officials and contributors this year.

The Hall will also recognize six others in special categories; Male and Female Athletes of the Year, Walt Lauter  and Betty Probasco Lifetime Achievement Awards, Allan Morris/Jim Morgan Award for Courage and the Fred Gregg Jr. Award

 

* TSSAA Hall of Fame – 32nd Annual

Sat. April  20th …  Luncheon is at 11 a.m.  CST

Location: Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in, Murfreesboro

Tickets: $25

Tickets On-Sale: Mon. Mar. 4 … order form can be found at www.tssaa.org

The Class of 2013 (12) consists of coaches, administrators, officials and one contributor

 

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net


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