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- Annual Induction Ceremony; Scholarship Recipients

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Hall of Fame Inductee

Go to our Inductees page to take a look at this years Inductees or for more information on how you can nominate Oregon Athletes for Induction into the Hall of Fame.

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Honoring the passing of a Northwest racing legend and innovator.

 

We would like to honor the life and career of Rolla Vollstedt who died at the age of 99 this past October 22, 2017. Born September 8, 1918 Vollstedt was an honored WWII veteran, Indy racing innovator and team owner, as well as a proud father and husband. Vollstedt was one of the first to implement a rear engine in INDY 500 races along with using wings on his vehicles to create downforce and improve grip. Vollstedt, as an owner, always gave new talent an opportunity and provided the driver seat for the first female driver, Janet Guthrie, to qualify for the INDY 500. He had a private burial, October 31, with full military honors. Vollstedt will be well remembered for his love and commitment to racing and his drivers.
There will be a Celebration Of Life event Saturday, November 11th
@ World of Speed- 27490 SW 9th ave. Wilsonville, OR
This will be a private event, so please contact the family for details @: vollstedt@frontier.com
Check out the Oregonian's article for more information on Vollstedt's life and career. http://s.oregonlive.com/iNYycAV

Oregon Sports Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Class of Inductees

We here at the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame & Museum are excited to announce the 2017 class of inductees. The Hall of Fame will induct six new members to join over 350 prior inductees. The presentations will be made at the Multnomah Athletic Club, Tuesday, September 19, with a reception starting at 5:30 PM, followed by dinner and induction at 7 PM. Veteran sportscaster, Bill Schonely will emcee the ceremony.

This year’s class includes:

Ashton Eaton, two-time Olympic Decathlon gold medalist and five-time World Champion

Brianne Theisen-Eaton, Olympic Heptathlon medalist and World Champion

Thurman Bell, Roseburg High School football coach (second in all-time wins)

2002 University of Portland Women’s Soccer Team, NCAA champions 

Aaron Paulson, Adaptive sports paralympic swimming gold medalist

2006-2007 Oregon State University Mens Baseball Team, College World Series champions.


This year’s ceremony will also feature a special tribute to Harry Glickman, a 1986 Hall of Fame inductee and acknowledged “father” of professional sports in Oregon. Early on, Glickman was responsible for bringing a number of NFL pre-season exhibition games to Portland’s then Multnomah Stadium. In 1960, he founded the Portland Buckaroos, WHL hockey club. In 1970, he won the expansion franchise for the Portland Trailblazers professional basketball team, and served as the team’s president from 1987-1994.

Each year the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame helps preserve Oregon’s rich sports heritage through its recognition of outstanding Oregon athletes and special contributors to sport.

In addition, Oregon Sports Hall of Fame college scholarships of $3,000 each, made possible by contributions from the MacTarnahan Family Trust, will be awarded to six student-athletes to be used for continuing their education at Oregon colleges and universities.

This year’s student athletes are:

Hunter Knox – Harrisburg high school

Aaron Alexander – Molalla high school

Cody Stahl – Dayton high school

Fayth Dunn – Neah-Kah-Nie high school

Katelyn Lester – McNary high school

Tia Lohman – Beaverton high school.


The Oregon Sports Hall of Fame recognizes and honors Oregon’s rich athletic history with our museum and annual induction and awards ceremony. The Hall of Fame’s goal is to inspire participation in sport and foster awareness of the values and life-long rewards gained from this participation.

The Oregon Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is located at the Oregon Center for Sports and Recreation at 4840 SW Western Avenue in Beaverton. A number of the Hall of Fame’s most popular exhibits are displayed, including a life-size statue of Bill Walton, Terry Baker’s Heisman Trophy, other noteworthy artifacts and memorabilia, and interesting exhibits highlighting Oregon’s rich athletic heritage. The space will be available this fall for rent to groups for tours and special events, meetings and conferences. For additional information, call 503/227-7466, or contact:

Contact:        Mike Rose, induction ceremony chairman

                        503/244-1811

                        michaelwrose@comcast.net

 

Inductee and Scholarship Winner Bios and Photos

Please go to: www.oregonsportshall.org/bio17

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

 

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2017 Induction Ceremony and Dinner.

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