PSHOF Announces Class VII Induction Ceremony

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10 AM EST, September 2, 2010

Philly Sports Hall of Fame Holding 7th Induction Ceremony

New Venue, Format for Inductee Class VII


PHILADELPHIA, PA - Legendary Philadelphia sports figures are gathering Thursday November 11, 2010 at the Sheraton Society Hill for the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame’s Class VII Induction Ceremony and Reception.  The Hall of Fame’s 7th class includes: Bobby Jones, Bobby Shantz, Dick Allen, Elizabeth Becker, Hobey Baker, “Jersey” Joe Walcott, Jim Phelan, Leroy Kelly, Marianne Stanley, Mike Quick, Phil Jasner, Ron Hextall, Tom Brookshier, Tug McGraw, William Hyndman III and the Lighthouse Boys Club as Legacy of Excellence Inductee.

This year’s event returns to its original host, the Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia.  The Induction is preceded by an exciting two hour reception with the Inductees and Philadelphia Sports History as the theme, featuring hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and entrée stations.

 “Over the years we’ve received such great feedback on the reception that we extended it and enhanced it with entrée stations, allowing guests to dine as they choose”, said Hall Board Member Dr. Pete Georgelos. “The vast majority of our guests attend to socialize with friends and family or network, and then enjoy the Induction. The Sheraton worked with us to develop a program to create a uniquely memorable experience”

In addition to the Induction Ceremony and Reception, attendees may also participate in a silent auction as well as view the 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) 923-5121 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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