VIRGINIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Announces the Class of 2011
The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the members of the Class of 2011, as chosen by vote of the statewide Honors Court committee.
Jeff Rouse, native of Stafford, VA and 7-time NCAA Champion at Stanford University; Olympic Gold medalist and World Champion swimmer;
Bill Littlepage, Bridgewater College alum and the winningest coach in Virginia AAA High School League history with 775 career wins;
Dr. Jim Jarrett, led Old Dominion athletics in 28 National Championships and a reclassification to Division I in his 43-year career as Director of Athletics;
Tiki Barber,(pictured right)2nd all-time leading rusher in University of Virginia history and 10 year NFL career with the New York Giants, scoring 68 touchdowns;
Johnny Newman, the all-time leading scorer for the University of Richmond and the veteran of a 16-year NBA career with 12,740 career points;
Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, native of Norfolk, VA and six-time World Champion boxer with a professional record of 41-3-1 with 17 knock-outs;
Eugene “Pappy” Thompson, native of Bristol, VA, held a 50-year career as a journalist with the Bristol Herald Courier and 1982 inductee into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame President, Eddie Webb, says “The Class of 2011 is an example of the quality of athletes and coaches that are being produced across the Commonwealth. Each nominee’s resume is recognized on a national or international level proving the point that the State of Virginia is one of the leaders in producing this nation’s top competitors.”
2011 Hall of Fame Weekend Events
18th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament
Friday April 29th
Located at Bide-A-Wee Golf Course in Portsmouth, VA
Golf Single $300.00 / Golf Foursome $1,000.00
Friday April 29th
Join us at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame for a reception following the Golf Tournament where you will have the chance to meet the class of 2011 along with many inductees from previous years.
Single Ticket $50.00
40th Annual Induction Banquet
Saturday, April 30, 2011,
Located at the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center
Banquet Single - $75.00 / Member Cost - $68.00
Banquet Table for 8 - $500.00 / Member Cost - $450.00
Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, call (757) 393-8031.