Raleigh, NC – A total of 258 student-athletes from all over North Carolina and their chaperones will be among the participants in the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame’s Salute To Student-Athlete Program.
This year’s activities are scheduled for May 4-5, in connection with the Sports Hall of Fame’s annual induction banquet in Raleigh.
A total of 39 different schools from 21 different counties across the state are represented by the student-athletes who will attend the program.
The two-day event includes a special reception and attendance at ceremonies where the newest class of inductees to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame will be inducted Friday evening, May 4, at the Raleigh Convention Center. On Saturday, the student-athletes will tour the state’s hall of fame exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of History and participate in a seminar involving some of North Carolina’s most celebrated sports figures.
Speakers at the seminar will include former UNC-Chapel Hill basketball star Phil Ford and a special panel discussion featuring several members of the induction class.
The student-athletes are invited to sign up for Hall Pass, a free program that offers special opportunities. Each Hall Pass member receives interesting information about the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and the state’s sports heritage, including a monthly newsletter and special features in advance before the general public. Any student-athlete can sign up to become a Hall Pass member by visiting www.ncshof.org and clicking on Hall Pass.
N.C. Sports Hall of Fame members being inducted this year include golfer Donna Andrews, former major league baseball player Scott Bankhead, Olympic speedskater Joey Cheek, former Duke football star Wes Chesson, champion surfer and basketball standout Mindy Ballou Fitzpatrick, football coach and administrator Bill Hayes, college baseball coach Mike Martin, major league umpire Joe West, and Charlotte Hornets executive Fred Whitfield. Posthumous inductees are high school coaching legends Jack Holley and Paul Jones, tennis standout Laura DuPont, former major league baseball players Hal “Skinny” Brown and Jakie May, and former N.C. State baseball all-American Chris Cammack.
STUDENT-ATHLETE GROUPS AT NCSHOF ACTIVITIES
ANDREWS HIGH SCHOOL from Cherokee County
ANSON HIGH SCHOOL
AVERY HIGH SCHOOL
North Brunswick; South Brunswick; West Brunswick
CAPE FEAR HIGH SCHOOL from Cumberland County
CEDAR RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL from Orange County
EAST CHAPEL HILL HIGH SCHOOL
CLYDE ERWIN HIGH SCHOOL from Buncombe County
FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL from Robeson County
JAMES B. HUNT HIGH SCHOOL of Wilson County
MONROE HIGH SCHOOL from Union County
North Moore; Pinecrest; Union Pines
NASH-ROCKY MOUNT SCHOOLS
Nash Central; Northern Nash
NORTH DAVIDSON HIGH SCHOOL
PASQUOTANK HIGH SCHOOL from Elizabeth City-Pasquotank school system
RAVENSCROFT from Raleigh
Albemarle; North Stanly
TUSCOLA HIGH SCHOOL from Waynesville in Haywood County
Henderson Collegiate; Northern Vance; Southern Vance
Apex Friendship; Garner; Green Hope; Sanderson; Wake Forest
WEBB HIGH SCHOOL from Oxford in Granville County
East Wilkes; North Wilkes; West Wilkes; Wilkes Central