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The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame Reveals Milestone Class of 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Trip Durham, Executive Director tdurham@ncsportshalloffame.org December 19, 2023 THE NORTH CAROLINA SPORTS HALL OF FAME REVEALS MILESTONE CLASS OF 2024 The 60th Induction Celebration will be held this May in Charlotte RALEIGH, N.C.—The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors is honored to announce its 2024 induction class. The new members, listed alphabetically are Randolph Childress, Sheila Ford Duncan, Caroline Lind, Bob McKillop, Jim Nantz, Pettis Norman, Shea Ralph, Don Skakle, Steve Smith Sr., Marilyn "Que" Tucker and Ron Wellman. The group of 11 will be enshrined during the 60th annual Induction [...]

Fireside Chat with Curtis Strange

Fireside Chat with Curtis Strange The Hall designed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for every golf fan. With the 2024 US Open returning to Pinehurst, our recent inductee to the Hall, Curtis Strange, joined fellow North Carolina Sports Hall of Famer, Debbie Antonelli, for an engaging and unforgettable evening. MORE FROM THE HALL

North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame to Celebrate the 60th Class, Where It All Started

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julie Lawhon-Marks JLawhon@ncsportshalloffame.org October 10, 2023 NORTH CAROLINA SPORTS HALL OF FAME TO CELEBRATE THE 60TH CLASS, WHERE IT ALL STARTED The Hall was founded in Charlotte (N.C.) in 1963. RALEIGH, N.C. – Sixty years after Charlotte businessman Jack Wood and attorney Lloyd Caudle led the effort to establish the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame (NCSHOF), the 2024 Induction Celebration is returning to its roots. The 60th Induction Celebration for the NCSHOF will be held May 10, 2024, at the Charlotte Convention Center. “To quote our ‘Purpose’ statement, the Hall uses sport to [...]

Fireside Chat with Curtis Strange

Fireside Chat with Curtis Strange The Hall has designed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for every golf fan. With the 2024 US Open returning to Pinehurst, our recent inductee to the Hall, Curtis Strange, will join fellow North Carolina Sports Hall of Famer, Debbie Antonelli, for an engaging and unforgettable evening. Date: Thursday, October 12, 2023 Location: Dornoch Cottage, the final home of famed golf course architect, Donald Ross Only 40 people will have the opportunity to attend. Your chance to visit with Curtis and Debbie, one-on-one, the opportunity to enjoy the tastes of Pinehurst Resort's premium food and beverage, an [...]

Hall Pass Spotlight: Jim “Catfish” Hunter

Hall Pass Spotlight: Jim "Catfish" Hunter NCSHOF MEMBER (Class of 1974) By HELEN ROSS The nickname was a figment of the imagination of Charlie Finley, the master showman and owner of the Oakland Athletics. But no matter what you called him – Jimmy, when he was growing up in Hertford, North Carolina, or Catfish when he pitched for the A’s and New York Yankees --  Jim “Catfish” Hunter was one of the best of his generation. Courtesy of MLB.com Hunter finished his career with 224 wins, including the American League’s first perfect game in 46 years, and [...]

Hall Pass Spotlight: Dave Bristol

Hall Pass Spotlight: Dave Bristol NCSHOF MEMBER (Class of 2006) By HELEN ROSS Truth be told, Georgia Tech didn’t really have a chance. Yes, Dave Bristol was a talented football player -- good enough to garner a scholarship offer from the Yellow Jackets. But when the Cincinnati Reds, the team he grew up listening to on WCKY Radio, came calling, there was really no hesitation. Bristol wasted no time in signing that minor league contract and promptly embarked on 44-year odyssey in baseball that saw him manage the Reds, Milwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants. He also [...]

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