The 52nd Annual Induction Banquet will take place on
Monday, March 20, 2023
Nominations are open! Make a nomination or learn more about the Nomination and Selection Process.
Since 1970, numerous sports figures have presented Hall of Fame awards, or appeared on the program of Annual Awards Banquets. This group included Gene Bartow, Jake Gibbs, Don Kessinger, Pepper Rodgers, Avron Fogelman, Billy Dunavant, Mike Cody, Bud Budley, Al Dunning and Rex Dockery. Media participants have included Joe Birch, George Lapides, Dan Stewart, Tom Stocker, Jack Eaton, Steve Collins, John (Rainman) Rainey, Lance Russell, Bob Brame, and Dave (Wolo) Woloshin.
After two years at the Sheraton, the banquet was moved to the American Legion for several years then on to the Holiday Inn Rivermont. The continued growth of the event resulted in relocation to the Peabody Hotel which hosted the event for ten years (1981 – 1990). After a one year stay at the Racquet Club, the awards banquet moved to its present site in 1992.