Tickets available for Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner

Champlain Valley Union (CVU) graduate Autumn Eastman will be honored at the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner for her achievements in cross country, Nordic skiing, and track and field.
Champlain Valley Union (CVU) graduate Autumn Eastman will be honored at the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner for her achievements in cross country, Nordic skiing, and track and field.

Tickets still remain for Saturday’s 2014 Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Celebration presented by Casella Resource Solutions. The third annual event will at the DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington, 1117 Williston Road, South Burlington. A reception starts at 6:30pm with the dinner and induction celebration to follow at 7:30pm. A portion of the proceeds raised by the VSHOF benefit Prevent Child Abuse Vermont.
Tickets are $75.00 per person and tables for 10 are still available. To reserve tickets, please e-mail: vermontsportshall@gmail.com or log on to www.vermontsportshall.com. The deadline for reservations is Friday at 9 a.m.
The 2014 class of inductees will be honored Saturday night and will receive from Lt. Gov. Phil Scott their Vermont Sports Hall of Fame granite plaques courtesy of Granite Industries of Vermont of Barre. WCAX sports director Mike McCune will be the master of ceremonies.
Among the honorees in attendance will be rally car champion driver John Buffum, Olympic Alpine and World Cup skiers Bobby and Marilyn Cochran, all-time tennis great Ted Hoehn, basketball standout Jade Huntington, Olympic and world class road runner Judi St. Hilaire and ACT and Thunder Road chief Tom Curley, who will be honored as the David Hakins Award inductee for exceptional promotion and development of sports, athletics and recreation.
Olympic Nordic and World Cup skier Mike Gallagher, the father of Saint Michael’s College athletics George ‘Doc’ Jacobs, major league great pitcher and broadcaster Ernie Johnson and state, regional, national golf standout Mae Murray Jones, and James P. Taylor, founder of Vermont’s Long Trail will be posthumously inducted. Representatives of their families or organizations will be in attendance.
Also recognized at this year’s dinner this year are three outstanding high school athletes from the 2013-14 school year by the Vermont Sports Media Association and the Burlington Free Press, Autumn Eastman of Champlain Valley Union, Pavin Parrish of Rochester, and Tommy Fitzgerald of Rice Memorial.
For more information, log on to: http://www.vermontsportshall.com/
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