DOBSON — The Surry County Sports Hall of Fame began in 2005 as a means to preserve the history of sports in Surry County. The Hall of Fame will recognize and perpetuate the outstanding athletic tradition of Surry County by honoring and memorializing individuals and/or organizations that have made exceptional contributions to this tradition.
There are two ways to nominate individuals, teams or organizations:
1. “Hall of Fame” nominations recognize individuals for outstanding achievements in the field of athletics as a player, coach or administrator.
2. “Ring of Honor” nominations recognize individuals, teams, corporations/companies or organizations that have made a significant impact on sports through contributions in the field of athletics.
Nominations for the 2013 class of the Surry County Sports Hall of Fame are now open and will be accepted through Sept. 6. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Nov. 9 at Surry Community College, in the gymnasium. Just prior to the induction ceremony, the Hall of Fame monument unveiling will take place at 3 p.m. in Fisher River Park.
Nominations will be accepted at the Surry County Parks and Recreation Department, Elkin Recreation and Parks Department, Armfield Recreation and Civic Center and Reeves Community Center. Nominations can also be received on the Surry County Parks & Recreation website at www.co.surry.nc.us or by contacting a member of the Hall of Fame Committee.
Hall of Fame Committee members are Earl Shepperd, Eddie Wilmoth, Scott Reynolds, Bob Ward, Donald Davis, Linda Davis, Adam McComb, Floyd Jones, Tony Duncan, Dave Diamont, Jim Wilmoth, Ron King, Darren Lewis, Tony Searcy, and Jim Hall.
To find out more about the criteria for nominations and the Surry County Sports Hall of Fame, contact the director of Surry County Parks and Recreation, Daniel White, at 401-8235.