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.
Carol Hutchins - HOF 2000
Earvin Johnson - HOF 1980
John Smoltz - HOF 1993
Kevin Jackson - HOF 1993
Brad Van Pelt - HOF 1995

06/24/16 - Hall of Fame High School All Star
Softball games at Ranney Park.

07/28/16 - Annual Hall of Fame Dinner &
Induction Ceremony at the Lansing Center.

07/31/16 -  Run for Fame 5k/10k Run/Walk along
the riverwalk downtown course.

11/01/16 - Deadline for nominations for the Class
of 2017.
Congratulations to the
Class of 2016

The Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame is
proud to announce the Class of  2016.  Ten
individuals and two teams will be enshrined in the
Hall of Fame at our 41st annual Induction Dinner to
be held at the Lansing Center on Thursday, July 28,
2016.  Dinner & Ticket information can be found by
clicking on the Dinner Information tab above or by
here.  We look forward to you joining us for
this eventful evening as we honor this year's group
of outstanding athletes.

Class of 2016
Jim Brandstatter   Jeff Callard   Mike Creaser
Cliff Foster   Alan Haller   Kristin Haynie
Bob Gross   Mary Mauro   Craig Teft   Jordyn Wieber
1977 DeWitt Boys Cross Country
2000 Waverly Boys Basketball

Dick Letts Community Service Award
Carl Wagner

here is read more about this year's Inductees.
Visit Alan Holben Photography's Gallery of
the 2015 Dinner & Induction Ceremony
by clicking
Muhsin Muhammad - HOF 2012
Hall of Fame corridor at the Lansing Center.
Visitors gather in the Hall of Fame corridors at the Lansing Center.
Muhammad Ali & Bob Every - HOF 1994

               Message from
               the Chairman

Dear Friends,

Forty-one 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 254 individuals and the selection of 54 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
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