ALBANY — The Albany Sports Hall of Fame, which will
enter its 26th year in April, is already chock full of many deserving
athletes. But there’s still room for more, HOF president B.B. Rhodes
said. This year's banquet will take place April 23, 2012.
“Ten, 15 years ago, we
had so many resumés, but lately it’s been slowing down and we know there’s a
lot of deserving former (Albany) athletes out there we'd still like to get
in — but they have to be nominated to do so,” Rhodes said. “Submissions have
slowed down, and we just want to remind folks that if you submitted a resumé
before and didn't get in ... please submit another one for consideration. We
only induct four to six a year, and we don’t want anyone to be discouraged
from trying more than once.”
can nominate themselves or someone else may do it, and resumés can be turned
in to either Rhodes by calling (229) 436-2305, Albany HOF secretary Sonya
Spillers by calling (229) 431-1264 or Dougherty County A.D. Johnny Seabrooks
at (229) 431-3308.
During the 26 years for the Albany Sports Hall of Fame, 128 athletes
have been inducted and 68 scholarships have been given to outstanding
students. You can visit the website at
Some of the information needed about the person: his/her high school
accomplishments, college, professional and info on the person's
character and community involvement. The nominee can also be someone who
has coached, supported athletics or been involved in athletics as a
Doctor, Sports writer, etc.
Remember - the year a nomination comes in does not necessarily mean that
the nominee will go in that year. The information will be kept on file
and considered in the future.