Willie May To Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame
July 20, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - IU hall of famer Willie May is set to be inducted into another prestigious hall of fame, the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame announced this week. May, an All-American for Indiana before taking the silver medal in the 120-yard hurdles at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, is one of 20 inductees that will all be in attendance at the induction ceremonies on September 15 at Hawthorne Race Course in Chicago.
Others being inducted in the 2010 class include John Hannah (Pro Football Hall of Famer), Mike Krzyzewski (men's basketball coach at Duke), Doc Rivers (Marquette University, Coach of NBA Boston Celtics), Frank Thomas (Chicago White Sox), Rocky Wirtz (Chicago Blackhawks Chairman), Bill Madlock (Chicago Cubs), Jeremy Roenick (Chicago Blackhawks), Emmette Bryant (DePaul University, NBA), Linda Mastrandrea (Paralympic Gold Medalist), Nick Rassas (Notre Dame All-American), Jerry Vainisi (Chicago Bears and NFL executive), Simeon Rice (University of Illinois, NFL), Gerry Sullivan (University of Illinois, NFL), Ted Cachey (Mt. Carmel H.S., University of Michigan captain), Richard Hazelton (legendary thoroughbred trainer), Jim Corno (President, Comcast SportsNet), Larry Wert (Regional President, NBCU), Ed Maracich (Big Ten official) and Matt Senffner (Providence Catholic H.S.)..
May joins fellow IU track and field and Olympic legend Bob Kennedy in the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
Charles Carey, Chairman of the Board of the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame said, "We have had the good fortune to induct many distinguished men and women in the Hall and this year's Class is among our best ever. What great achievements, what varied and valuable contributions have been made by these fine sports people. They have had an impact locally, regionally and nationally. Now it is Chicagoland's turn to honor them."
Proceeds from the 2010 Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame induction dinner will benefit the Father John Smyth Standing Tall Foundation and the National MS Society, Greater Illinois Chapter. Individual tickets are $125 each and tables of 10 are available. To purchase tickets or obtain more information about this year's event, please visit www.chicagolandsportshalloffame.com or call Mr. Fagan at 708-780-3679 or 708-426-5212.
The Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame has inducted 422 athletes, coaches, officials, media, and others who have distinguished themselves with contributions to sports.
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