DEARBORN – The deadline for submitting nominations for the Dearborn Recreation & Parks Department’s Hall of Fame, Special Awards Hall of Fame and Sports Legends Hall of Fame is Dec. 1.
All nomination forms — available in the lobby of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., and online at www.dearbornfordcenter.com under either the “News” or “Activities” headings — must be turned in at the service desk of the Ford Center by 6 p.m.
The Hall of Fame, created in 1957, is intended primarily for athletes, while the Special Awards Hall of Fame is meant to honor sponsors, officials, managers, coaches and administrators.
Candidates for either organization will be evaluated by the Dearborn Recreation & Parks Commission solely upon their participation in, or affiliation with, sports programs sponsored or conducted by the Dearborn Recreation & Parks Department.
To be eligible, nominees must be retired from active participation in Recreation & Parks Department-affiliated sports programs for a minimum of three years.
The Sports Legends Hall of Fame is designed to honor athletes for their achievements in sports not conducted or sponsored by the Dearborn Recreation & Parks Department. This would include accomplishments at the high school, college, semi-pro or professional level.
New members of all three organizations will be inducted at the Annual Sports Awards Ceremony, which will be held March 11, 2018 at the Ford Center.
For further information, call 313-943-2355.