The Hammond Sports Hall of Fame will honor six individuals from the city’s proud athletic past during its annual induction dinner program, Tuesday, March 10 at the Hammond Civic Center.
Also, in this 100th anniversary year of the establishment of the American Professional Football Association, subsequently renamed the National Football League in 1922, the Hammond Sports Hall of Fame will pay homage to the Hammond Pros, a 1920 APFA/NFL charter member.
The inductees are:
- 1950s/60s Hammond High and Drake University track sprinter Richard Barnes
- 30-year Hammond High boys track & field coach James (Chief) Brown
- Bishop Noll boys basketball & baseball coach Jack Gabor
- Clark 2000s 3-sporter and Purdue North Central volleyball standout Brittany Piaseczny
- 1940s Hammond High & University of Illinois football lineman Robert Prymuski
- 1980s Morton 3-sporter and Indiana University baseball MVP David R. Snedden
Hall of Fame festivities begin at 5 p.m. with a social time. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m.; the induction program follows at 7:30.
Single tickets can be purchased in advance for $25; tables of eight seats for $200 are on sale at the Hammond Civic Center. Single admission tickets also can be purchased at Rich’s Barber Shop (Hammond), Cheers (Munster), House of Pizza (Hammond), and the Cavalier Inn (Hammond). Any remaining tickets the night of the induction dinner will go on sale at the door for $35 each.
Hammond Civic Center
- 5825 Sohl Ave
- Hammond, IN 46320