Wasn’t that last month? Yes, the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inducted its Class of 2020 at the end of June.
There’s another induction at the end of August? Yes. The Hall of Fame will honor the Class of 2021 Aug. 26-28 in Natchitoches.
A special “early bird” discount is available through Tuesday on the LaSportsHall.com website for the four events that require ticket purchases.
The 2021 LSHOF inductees are headlined by New Orleans Saints star receiver Marques Colston, Major League Baseball All-Star Rickie Weeks from Southern University, and three of LSU’s greatest competitors – basketball’s Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, football stalwart Glenn Dorsey and national-champion track coach Pat Henry.
The LSHOF Class of 2021 also includes two Northwestern State graduates, Natchitoches native and 1980 Bassmaster Classic champion Villis “Bo” Dowden, and former NSU sports information director and longtime Hall of Fame chairman Doug Ireland.
Baton Rouge native Courtney Blades Rogers, considered one of college softball’s best pitchers of all time at Nicholls and Southern Mississippi, is also among the 2021 inductees.
Hammond native and LSU alumnus Terry McAulay, a 20-year NFL official who refereed three Super Bowls, is the 2021 winner of the Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award.
Inducted as winners of the LSWA’s Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism will be Ireland, trailblazing New Orleans television sports anchor Ro Brown and Baton Rouge Advocate sportswriter Sheldon Mickles.
The Class of 2021 will be enshrined Saturday, Aug. 28, in Natchitoches to culminate the 63rd
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration Aug. 26-28. The festivities will come two months after the pandemic-delayed Class of 2020 inductions on the last weekend of June.
The 2021 Induction Celebration will kick off Thursday, Aug. 26, with a press conference and reception. The three-day festivities include two receptions, a free youth clinic, a bowling party, and a Friday night riverbank concert in Natchitoches. The full schedule of events and purchases for ticketed events culminating with the Induction Ceremony, along with congratulatory advertising and sponsorship opportunities, are available through the LaSportsHall.com website or by calling 318-238-4255.
The Induction Celebration 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.
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