Forty-two years ago the Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame held it’s first annual induction ceremony 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 264 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 selecting mid-Michigan’s finest.
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 area our size in this great country that has produced more 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, Jordyn Wieber . . . You get the picture. The list is very long.
We invite you to stop by and visit the Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame, and to relive the history of the sports heritage of our area.
Bob Every, Executive Director – Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame