ST. JOHN’S—Sport Newfoundland and Labrador is thrilled to announce six new members into the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame. Selected by the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame Board of Governors, these honorable inductees will be celebrated at the Stars and Legends Awards Gala taking place on April 11th.
The 2015 inductees are:
• Paul Barron in the “Builder” category (Ball Hockey)
• George Connors in the “Athlete/Veteran” category (Hockey)
• Bill Davis in the “Athlete” category (Softball)
• Carla Edwards in the “Athlete” category (Volleyball)
• Deon Goulding in the “Athlete/Builder” category (Volleyball)
• Trevor O’Brien in the “Athlete” category (Athletics)
The Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame is designed to recognize, honour and pay tribute to individuals on the basis of playing ability, sportsmanship and character and who have achieved extra-ordinary distinction in any sport, whether that distinction be achieved in amateur and/or professional athletics. Furthermore, it encourages the development of all aspects of sport by permanently recording the achievements and history of such individuals.
“Every year I am impressed with the continued efforts of the many athletes who are making an impact on amateur sport in this province. We are very pleased to welcome the 2015 inductees into our provincial sports Hall of Fame,” said Doug Moores, Chair, Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame Board of Governors. “They have clearly excelled in their sport and have achieved great success in promoting athletics in the province while garnering recognition nationally and internationally.“
This year, the inductees will be honored at two separate events. Now in its seventh year, the Stars and Legends Awards Gala will take place at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland in St. John’s on April 11th, 2015 at 6:30 PM. Tickets for this event can be purchased by contacting the Sport Newfoundland and Labrador (709) 576-4932.
As well, on Friday April 10, 2015, the St. John’s Ice Caps will be getting in on the celebrations, as this year’s Inductees will be honoured during a pre game ceremony prior to their game against the Hershey Bears. The Ice Caps Players will be wearing a specially designed Stars and Legends Jersey during the game. After the game, these jerseys will be auctioned off in support of the many programs and services SportNL offers.
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador is a volunteer organization committed to the promotion and advancement of amateur sport throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.