Hall of Fame seeks 2020 nominations

Caption: Laurens Athlete and former University of South Carolina Athletics Director King Dixon with family during his induction into the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame. - Photo provided


The Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for the Class of 2020.

The 2020 induction ceremony will be held in April at The Ridge at Laurens. This ceremony will feature the fourth class of inductees in the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame.

The Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame was created to honor the men and women that, through sports, have brought pride and honor to Laurens County. 

The Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame began in 2017 with the inaugural class. The first class of inductees included Barry Atkinson, King Dixon, Chick Galloway, Cally Gault, JD Fuller, Chrissy Floyd, Keith Richardson and Kevin Long. The Class of 2018 included Rickey Foggie, Kinard Littleton, Truman Owens, Sam Owens and Bobby Ivey. The Class of 2019 was William Hill, Bill Hogan, Lonnie Pulley, Phil Rogers and Clovis Simmons. 

Nominations for the 2020 class opened on December 1, and will remain open until December 31, 2019. Nomination forms are available at www.laurenscountysportshalloffame.com

The Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame is open to all Laurens County residents, past and present, with certain criteria:

-- Must have been a resident of Laurens County for five years

-- Must be out of high school for 10 years

-- Main emphasis for selection will be athletic achievement and performance but all nominees should represent the positive aspects of sports in general.

-- Other criteria considered for selection will be: sportsmanship, integrity, citizenship, character, leadership, community and civic contributions to Laurens County, awards and honors

-- Deceased citizens may be nominated and all nomination forms remain on file each year.

For more information about the Laurens County Sports Hall of Fame, contact Billy Dunlap at bdunlap@golaurens.com.

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