Knoxville, Tenn. ― Ten of the area’s finest athletes – past and present – were recognized last night at the 31st annual Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony at the Knoxville Convention Center. Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro served as keynote speaker for the 31st annual celebration.
For more than three decades, the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony has celebrated excellence in athletics while benefiting the life-changing work of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley (BGCTNV). Each year, ten individuals with ties to the Greater Knoxville region are inducted into the Hall of Fame for their achievements in athletics.
The event received significant media coverage from local outlets, including the Knoxville News Sentinel, WBIR-TV, WVLT-TV, WATE-TV and WNML-AM (The Sports Animal). Here are just a few media stories from the evening:
The Knoxville News Sentinel – “Phil Niekro makes his pitch for R.A. Dickey”
The Knoxville News Sentinel – Reception at the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (Photo Gallery)
WBIR-TV – “Summitt honored, 10 inducted into Hall of Fame”
For more information regarding the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame or the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, visit www.bgctnv.org.
Sarah Malak Pope, Ackermann PR