Welcome Reception for The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Gets the Party Started!

By Kevin Shannahan

Several hundred sports enthusiasts and area residents attended the welcome reception for the 2017 inductees into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame held Thursday, June 22nd at the museum. The event was free and open to the public and was an excellent opportunity to meet some of our state’s sports legends.

The festivities are far from finished. Friday will feature a block party along Front street complete with fireworks. Saturday morning will feature the Saints’ & Pelican’s Junior Training Camp at NSU’s WRAC facility in which young people will be able to test their abilities, win prizes and learn what it takes to succeed on-and off-the playing field. The weekend will culminate at the induction dinner Saturday evening at the Natchitoches Events Center.