Philly Sports Hall of Fame to Hold Class VIII Induction Ceremony

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Legendary Philadelphia sports figures are gathering Thursday November 10, 2011 at the Sheraton Society Hill for the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame’s Class VIII Induction Ceremony and Reception.  The Hall of Fame’s 8th class includes: Bill Bergey, Biz Mackey, Curt Simmons, Dawn Staley, Ed and Steve Sabol, Jimmy Dykes, Joe McCarthy, Moses Malone, Mark Howe, Ora Washington, Ted Meredith, Wilbert Montgomery, Speedy Morris, Al Meltzer and the Penn Relays (Special Enshrinement).

Comcast-Spectacor and the Philadelphia Eagles have joined as named sponsors in producing the most diverse and accomplished sporting crowd on the Philadelphia calendar.  This one-of-a-kind event includes appearances by Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders and Philadelphia Flyers Ice Crew along with a special address by Bill Cosby, unofficial ambassador for the Penn Relays.

This year’s event is again at the recently refurbished Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia.  The Induction is preceded by an exciting two hour dinner reception featuring hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and entrée stations with this year’s Inductees and Philadelphia Sports History as the theme,.

 “We look forward to providing another unique experience for our attendees.  Our reception provides an opportunity for the public to spend time with all-time Philly sports greats”, said PSHOF board member Larry Sharp.  “This class truly reflects the fantastic breadth and depth of sporting history that we believe makes Philadelphia the nation’s greatest sports city”.

In addition to the Induction Ceremony and Reception, the gala features a video exhibit by NFL Films, book signings, a fundraising silent auction and a unique museum exhibit featuring items from Inductees and the Hall of Fame’s unique collection of Philadelphia sports artifacts.

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Tickets for the Induction Ceremony and Reception are available by calling 215.254.5049 Ext. 1, online at or via email at A wide variety of sponsorship opportunities are still available.


The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.  Founded in 2002, it is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Organizations, the Maxwell Club, the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums and the International Association of Sports Museums and Halls of Fame.  For More information visit:

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