The Lorain Sports Hall of Fame was founded in December, 1969, to honor those Lorain residents whose names are synonymous with all that is the best in athletic achievement from the outstanding sports heritage in Lorain, the International City.
The single most important factor for selecting those to be enshrined is that the general public nominates them. Nominations are accepted year-round; however, only those received by September 30th are eligible for that year’s screening committee detailed evaluation process. We are sure that many of your acquaintances would be eligible for the Hall of Fame; however, this will not happen until YOU, the public, submit their name and personal qualifications. The end result of this process is to establish a ballot for final election. The Hall of Fame Committee then votes in February to select the Class of Inductees that are enshrined at the annual Banquet in May.
Nominating application forms are available from any Committee member or can be downloaded at the link below. For more information on qualifications and the nomination process see our Nominations Page.
Download Nomination Form
The Nomination Form is available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
The Lorain Sports Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization that financially supports athletic and academic excellence (please refer to J. Ed Uland Award). We gratefully accept donations to support this awards program.
2013 Enshrinement Banquet Tickets on Sale
Tickets are on sale for the 44th annual Lorain Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement Banquet to be held on Thursday, May 16, honoring the 2013 class of inductees.
Tickets are $30 each and can be ordered by calling Neil Sommers at 440-282-4600.
The banquet will be at DeLuca’s Place in the Park in Lorain.
The 2013 inductees include:
Regular Category: Byron Gladden, Donald Hitchens, Henry Patterson Jr., W. Gary Patton, James Svoboda, Emmett Flynn
Special Category: Len Nickoloff and Michael Gormley
Team Category: 1990-91 Lorain High School girls basketball team & 1959 Lorain High School football team.