Reservations spiking for 2017 LA Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration activities June 22-24

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Just about a month before the June 22-24 festivities in the 2017 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration, the golf tournament is nearing a sellout and reservations are climbing for the Friday night Tailgating Louisiana Style party and the Induction Dinner and Ceremony on Saturday night.

LSU’s David Toms, whose 13 PGA Tour golf wins include a major championship, is joined by nine-time Pro Bowl football star Ed Reed, three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel, and World Series champ Juan Pierre headlining eight 2017 competitive ballot inductees chosen for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

LSU has a heavy impact in the Class of 2017. Two more Tiger heroes, football and track great Eddie Kennison and iconic gymnastics coach D-D Breaux, are included along with Raymond Didier, who has impressive LSU credentials coupled with coaching feats at Nicholls and UL Lafayette. Rounding out the class is Southeastern Louisiana basketball legend C.A. Core. Core and Didier will be inducted posthumously.

Sue Donohoe, a Pineville native and former Louisiana Tech graduate assistant basketball coach who remains one of the college game’s most accomplished administrators of all time, will receive the Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award. Also honored with enshrinement will be New Orleans Saints radio play-by-play man Jim Henderson and Lafayette sports media giant Dan McDonald, chosen as the 2017 recipients of the Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism.

The 2017 Induction Celebration will kick off Thursday, June 22 with the La Capitol Kickoff Reception. It includes the expanded Friday night Tailgating Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Style party, a significantly-enhanced Friday, June 23 golf scramble at OakWing Golf Course in Alexandria and a Saturday morning free youth sports clinic hosted by the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans. Reservations for the Friday night party, the Saturday night Induction Dinner and Ceremonies, and golf entries, are on sale through the LaSportsHall.com website.

The 2017 Induction Celebration weekend will be hosted by the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation, the support organization for the Hall of Fame.  The LSHOF Foundation was established as a 501 c 3 non-profit entity in 1975 and is governed by a statewide board of directors.  For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Foundation President/CEO Ronnie Rantz at 225-802-6040 or RonnieRantz@LaSportsHall.com.  Standard and customized sponsorships are available.

The 2017 Induction Class will be showcased in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Museum, operated by the Louisiana State Museum system in a partnership with the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. The striking $23 million, two-story, 27,500-square foot structure faces Cane River Lake in the National Historic Landmark District of Natchitoches and has garnered worldwide architectural acclaim and rave reviews for its contents since its grand opening during the 2013 Hall of Fame induction weekend.

Adding to the 326 sports competitors currently enshrined, 16 previous winners of the Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership award and 58 prior recipients of the Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism, there are 400 members of the Hall of Fame prior to this summer’s ceremonies.

The 2017 Induction Celebration weekend will be hosted by the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation, the support organization for the Hall of Fame.  The LSHOF Foundation was established as a 501 c 3 non-profit entity in 1975 and is governed by a statewide board of directors.  For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Foundation President/CEO Ronnie Rantz at 225-802-6040 or RonnieRantz@LaSportsHall.com.  Standard and customized sponsorships are available.

One thought on “Reservations spiking for 2017 LA Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration activities June 22-24

  1. Doug has some funny looking bushes in his yard! I think he is trying to hide from us, since we always need him.

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