No 2020 Inductees For London Sports Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Jeffrey Reed, Editor, LondonOntarioGolf.com

The latest local sports event to be cancelled during the coronavirus pandemic is the London Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

In fact, the hall committee has even decided not to select any new inductees this year – a first for the hall which was launched in 2002.

London Sports Hall of Fame committee chair Tom Dalby

“Putting the November (ceremony) together involves lining up sponsors and program advertisers, producing inductee plaques, developing video presentations honouring the inductees, selling tickets and arranging a suitable venue,” hall committee chair Tom Dalby said. “The uncertainty associated with the pandemic makes all of that impossible to achieve this year.”

Eligible inductees – individuals and teams – will remain on the ballot in 2021.

In total, there are 99 individual and 13 team inductees – read their biographies here.

Without a stand-alone bricks and mortar home, the hall currently recognizes its inductees with plaques displayed at Budweiser Gardens.

Other organizations, including LondonOntarioSports.com and our partner publication, LondonOntarioGolf.com, have moved forward with naming annual award recipients, minus group gatherings including awards banquets. However, the local sports hall decided against this move.

It leaves inductee hopefuls, including retired baseball umpire Joe Serratore, in limbo for another year.

Read our previous story on Serratore and changes to the hall induction process here.

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