THE HALL HAS A HOME
The Monroe County Sports Hall of Fame, Inc. Wall of Fame was unveiled at Fountain Square Mall, south side of the Square in Bloomington on January 28,2014. The beautiful plaques for the first three classes are now ensconced in the Atrium of Fountain Square for all citizens and visitors to enjoy. Memorabilia cases are on display in front of the Wall of Fame. Check out the uniforms, equipment, photos, trophies! These are part of sports memories made by Monroe County citizens.
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CLASS OF 2015
The Class of 2015 has been chosen and will be announced on February 17, 2015 on the Joe Smith Sports Talk, WGCL-AM 1360. Tune in or stop at Yogi's that evening starting at 6:00 p.m.
The 2015 induction ceremonies will be held on Friday, July 10, 2015, at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center, Bloomington, Indiana. More information will be forthcoming so watch the Herald-Times and check this website.
The 2015 banquet and induction ceremony will be Friday, July 10 at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center. Meet & Greet open to public 4:45pm-5:45pm; reception 5:45pm-6:45pm; Dinner at 7:00 pm; program at 8:00 pm.
The Monroe County Sports Hall of Fame was established on May 11, 2009, with the purpose to honor outstanding persons, living or deceased, who have gained prominence and have made substantial contributions on behalf of themselves and Monroe County in the fields of amateur and professional sports. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit, organization.
To be considered for election into the Monroe County Sports Hall of Fame, a prospective candidate must meet the following minimum criteria:
- Have gained prominence in either amateur or professional sports as an athlete, coach, contributor, or any special category.
- Be a person who, as a full-time resident of Monroe County, had an outstanding achievement or made a noteworthy contribution in sports in Monroe County, or a person who was born or grew up in Monroe County and later gained state or national prominence outside the county in amateur or professional sports.
- To be nominated, one must have met his or her 30th birthday, or been out of their particular sport as an athlete, coach and contributor for a period of 10 years, whichever comes first. Posthumous nominations will be considered immediately on an individual basis.
Nominations for Athlete, Coach, Contributor of Humanitarian may be made by emailing the nomination, along with as much supporting documentation and information as possible, to the email below or send to the mailing address below to the attention of the Historian.
MAILING ADDRESS: MCSHOF, P. O. Box 122, Bloomington, IN 47402-0122
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