|Greater Lansing Area Sports
Hall of Fame
Founded by the Sports and Recreation Committee of the Lansing Bicentennial Commission and inaugurated July 4,
1976, the Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame was established to honor our nation's first 200 years through the
celebration of Mid-Michigan's athletic legacy. Through the vision of the Lansing Bicentennial Commission and three
long-time residents - Clayton Kowalk of the Lansing School District, Walt Lingo of Lansing Community College and
Burt Smith of Michigan State University - the Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame stands as a symbol of
achievement, commemorating the collective dedication and spirit of our athletic community.
11/01/13 - Nomination Deadline for Class of
12/22/13 - Announcement of the Class
06/23/14 - Hall of Fame High School
All-Star Softball Games.
07/27/14 - Run for Fame 5k/10k Run/Walk.
07/31/14 - 39th Annual Dinner & Induction
The 2013 Induction Ceremony for the Greater
Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame was a
tremendous success! We thank all of this
year's inductees for their thoughtful speeches and
once again commend them for their athletic
achievements. You are now members of a
very special fraternity and we look forward to
seeing you at future Hall of Fame events.
Thank you to all attendees at this year's dinner
ceremony. We once again had a sellout crowd.
The overwhelming support of the Lansing Area
Community toward the Hall of Fame is greatly
appreciated by the Selection Committee and all of
the great athletes, coaches and community leaders
enshrined in the Hall.
|Visit TimeFrame Photography's
Gallery of the 2013 Induction
Ceremony & Dinner
Thirty-eight years and counting. The Greater Lansing Area Sports
Hall of Fame has come a long way since that first induction day at
Lansing Community College in the summer of 1976. Walt Lingo,
Burt Smith and Clayton Kowalk's dream is alive and well. With
the addition of 228 individuals and the selection of 47 teams, not
to mention a nomination list as long as your arm, the Selection
Committee members continue to keep their noses to the
grindstone as we press forward.
With the Lansing Center as our home, we can continue to expand
and grow into the Lansing area's most prestigious fraternity. We
are indeed fortunate to have this partnership with the Lansing
Center. We share the same philosophy and commitment to
recognizing the athletic heritage of the Greater Lansing Area and
together, we look forward to the future.
Name me one other place our size in this great country that has
produced as many talented athletes, coaches and community
leaders as we have right here in the Mid-Michigan area. People
like Magic Johnson, John Smoltz, Charlie Gehringer, Dave Porter,
Judi Brown, Dean Look, Brad Van Pelt, Todd Martin, Kip, Kelly and
Kevin Miller, Carol Hutchins, Kevin Jackson, . . . You get the
picture. The list goes on and on.
We invite you to stop by and visit the Greater Lansing Area Hall
of Fame and relive the sports heritage of our area.
Bob Every, Chairman
by Jeff Kegler
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