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
 Calendar of Events

05/22-26/17 - Hall of Fame Softball Classic at
Ranney Park.
06/23/17 - Hall of Fame High School All Star
Softball games at Ranney Park.
07/23/17 - Run for Fame 5k/10k Run/Walk along
the downtown riverwalk course.
07/27/17 - Annual Hall of Fame Dinner &
Induction Ceremony at the Lansing Center.
11/01/17 - Deadline for nominations for the Class
of 2018.
Congratulations to the
Class of 2017

The Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame is
proud to announce the Class of  2017.  Nine
individuals, two teams and our Dick Letts
Community Service Award winner will be honored
at our 42nd annual Induction Dinner to be held at
the Lansing Center on Thursday, July 27, 2017.  
Dinner & Ticket information can be found by clicking
on the Dinner Information tab above or by clicking
here.  We look forward to you joining us for this
eventful evening as we honor this year's group of
outstanding inductees.

Class of 2017
Marcelle Carruthers    Charles Joblonski
James Keyton, Jr.   Andy Marsh  
Leah Nilsson-Kareti   Robert Roop  
Steve Shipps   Dan Stolz   Marcus Taylor
1973 East Lansing Football
2002 Lansing Community College Softball

Dick Letts Community Service Award
James Keyton, Sr.

here to read more about this year's Inductees.
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-two 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 263 individuals and the selection of 56 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
Bob Every
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