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02.21.12 Howard County Seeks Nominees for Annual “Community Sports Hall of Fame”

February 21, 2012

Media Contacts: Kevin Enright, Director, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022
John Byrd, Director, Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-4640

Nomination forms are available on-line – deadline April 13

Howard County Seeks Nominees for Annual “Community Sports Hall of Fame”

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – The Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks has announced that nomination forms are available for its 2012 “Community Sports Hall of Fame.” The Community Sports Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding individuals who have gained prominence in or made substantial contributions to community recreational sports in Howard County.

Athletes, coaches, managers, league officials or even behind-the-scenes contributors closely identified with community recreation sports can be nominated. In addition, nominees must be either residents of Howard County or made their community sports contributions primarily in Howard County.

Nomination forms are available on line at www.hcrpsports.com or by calling the Department of Recreation & Parks at 410-313-4711. In addition to the form, nominators must provide the Hall of Fame Committee with an essay, limited to four double-spaced, typed pages, demonstrating the nominee's community sports background.

All nominations must be delivered or postmarked by Friday, April 13, to: Howard County Community Sports Hall of Fame, 7120 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia, MD 21046. Individuals chosen for this year’s inductee class will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the 10th annual Celebration of Sports Ceremony on Tuesday, October 9.

The Howard County Community Sports Hall of Fame was established in 2005. Current Hall of Fame inductees include: Stan Ber, Karen Brelsford, John Dye, Phil Lang, Jim McCleary, Patricia Muth, Ray Page, Tony Brudis, Jim Carlan, Don Disney, Karen Dye, Roger Hockey, Helen Moody, Stanley “Chick” Nedzel, Marie Curry, Paul Donovan, James McCauley, Bill McCormack, Jr., Joseph Wall, Jim Yedlicka, Jr., Bob Baker, Peter Finck, Russ Flowers, Woody and Carol Hearn, P.J. Kesmodel, Adelaine Stocks, Rob Vigorito, Anton Aardrup, George and Joyce Bickerton, Arleen Dinneen, Bill Glasgow, Feliz Rausch, Bill Sim, Bill and Betty Straehle, David Tripp, Barbara Bellamy, Dick Burns, Doug and Jean Parker, Mary Jane Rudnicki, Gary J. Arthur, Bob Falk, Paul Goldenberg, Jean Hodges and Louise Waxler.