Message from the Executive Director

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame. In 1976 we held our first annual induction ceremony, and what Walt Lingo, Burt Smith and Clayton Kowalk started way back then, is still alive and well today. With the induction of 264 individuals and the selection of 56 teams, and a nomination list as long as your arm, the selection committee members continue to keep their noses to the grindstone as they press forward selecting mid-Michigan’s finest athletes for induction.

With the Lansing Center as our home, we continue to expand and grow into Lansing’s most prestigious fraternity. We are indeed fortunate to have this partnership with the Lansing Center. We share the same philosophy and commitment in recognizing the athletic heritage of the Greater Lansing Area, and together, we look forward to a long partnership.

Name 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 my point, the list goes on and on and is very impressive.

I invite you to stop by and visit the Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame, relive the history of mid-Michigan’s sports heritage, it is a great one.

Best Regards
Bob Every, Executive Director – Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame