Over 350 attend 15th Sports Hall of Fame Banquet at DoubleTree - All Photos by Bob Adamowski
Bay City DoubleTree Hotel Hosts 15th Annual Hall of Fame
Nine Inducted at Bay County Sports Banquet - 350+ Attend Downtown Fete
October 30, 2005
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By: O. J. Cunningham
Bay County Sports Hall of Fame President, O. J. Cunningham (at the podium)speaks to over 350 sports enthusiasts in attendance at the 15th Annual Banquet held at DoubleTree Hotel on October 23rd.
Inductees are seated on the DoubleTree stage. Inductees were (Left to right) Art Trombley, Denny Hayes, Mary Pawlak (Accepting for Beth Pawlak), Steve Hickner, Jean Pabalis (Accepting for Don Pabalis), Joe Garrett, C.J. Zanotti, Emily Engle, Joe Todey, Harold Holcomb. At far right is Master of Ceremonies Eric Jylha.
The recent ceremony brings the total of Bay County Hall of Fame inductees to 128. Plaques commemorating the Hall of Fame honor are hung on the wall of Bay County Community Center, located on John F. Kennedy Drive on Bay City's west side.
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$500 scholarships were awarded to All Saints' Andrew Lukowski, Bay City Central's Bryan Gerard, Essexville Garber's Alison Nesbitt, Bangor John Glenn's Brittany Willaims, Pinconning's Jon Foco and Bay City Western's Cody Basler. The scholarship program, in its 12th year has already distributed $36,000 to deserving scholar/athletes.
More information is located at the Hall of Fame wweb site at http://www.baycountysports.com
Below:(Left) Hall of Fame Vice President and Scholarship Committee Chairman Bob Darbee addresses the banquet attendees about scholarship winners.(Right) Hall of Fame Board member, Vaughn Begick tells the banquet crowd about Silent Auction fund-raiser items.
Below:(Left) Olympic Gold Medalist, Terry McDermott attended this year's banquet. McDermott, originally of Essexville, was inducted into the Bay County Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.(Right)Master of Ceremonies,Eric Jylha (WNEM-TV5)introduces past-inductees in attendance.
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O. J. Cunningham
O. J. Cunningham is the Publisher of MyBayCity.com. Cunningham previously published Sports Page & Bay City Enterprise. He is the President/CEO of OJ Advertising, Inc.
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