Public Nomination Process for Class VI Nearing Completion

3PM EST, January 14, 2008

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Public Nomination Process for Hall of Fame’s Sixth Class
Approaches Completion


PHILADELPHIA  January 14, 2009 - The Public Nominaton process for the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame's Class VI continues and approaches its completion deadline on January 29, 2009.


Nominations are submitted online, via email, or through the US Mail. As part of its selection process, the Hall of Fame relies heavily on input from fans, with the top nominees submitted by the public included on the election ballot.


“The Philadelphia fans are some of the most knowledgeable in the country, and we are excited to have their input to this critical annual process”, said Pete Georgelos, member of the Hall’s Board of Trustees and the Chairman of the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame's Ballot Committee. “We strongly encourage Philadelphia’s sports fans to share their support of the heroes and all of the great athletes who have graced our sporting landscape for so many years. This a unique opportunity for fans to participate in honoring them.”


Submissions are accepted at , via email ( or paper mail to: Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, 919 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123. All nominations must include the nominee's accomplishments and/or contributions along with the submitter’s contact information including name, address and email.


The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame is open to athletes, coaches, media, administrators and other contributors in all areas of professional, college, amateur, high school and youth sports. Candidates must have been born in or performed in the Philadelphia area and meet certain eligibility requirements in order to be considered.


A list of eligibility requirements is available online at:


The Class VI Inductees will be honored at the Hall of Fame’s sixth annual Induction Ceremony, Thursday November 12, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Penns Landing


Public Nomination Process Approaches Completion

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