Because of their innumerable contributions to the field of Athletics, the Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame will welcome three new inductees at the 2016 banquet ceremony held on February 29 at Berry College’s Krannert Center. Tickets are now on sale for the event.
The 2016 inductees are Al Thomas for Meritorious Service, Charles Winslette for Lifetime Achievement and David Beasley for Lifetime Achievement.
Along with the inductees, 14 area student athletes will be recognized for their achievements, with two being awarded the John Pinson Jr. Outstanding Student Athlete Scholarship.
Additionally, Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation will recognize the Horace Anthony Volunteer of the Year, an award that goes to an individual or group whose service throughout all areas of Parks and Recreation services has surpassed all others.
The event includes a reception, banquet and awards ceremony. A social and silent auction will be held at 6 p.m., followed by a seated dinner and awards ceremony at 6:45 p.m.
Tickets are $30 and may be purchased in-person at Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Administrative Headquarters at 1 Shorter Avenue. Tickets may also be purchased online at rfpra.com.
The cost of the Sports Hall of Fame program is solely supported through ticket sales and sponsorships. The event is hosted by the Sports Hall of Fame Committee and Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation. For questions or to purchase tickets, please call 706.291.0766.
The Sports Hall of Fame was created in 1971 in order to recognize amateur and professional athletes and those who contribute to the growth and development of sports. Nominations are submitted in four categories: amateur athlete, professional athlete, meritorious service and lifetime achievement. Nominations for the Sports Hall of Fame are submitted by the general public and are received year-round.