LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee is seeking suggestions from residents of the Olympic region regarding possible nominations for 2010. Deadline for submittal will be June 15. The annual induction banquet will be held in the fall.
The Lake Placid Hall of Fame began in 1983 and has inducted over 100 individuals as well as the members of the 1948 U.S. Olympic four-man bobsled team and the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team. Permanent plaques, commemorating each member, are on display in the Olympic Center's Hall of Fame Room.
In addition to their sports accomplishments, athletes must also have made meaningful contributions to society, improving the quality of life or the fellowship of man in the Olympic region - defined as Essex, Clinton and Franklin Counties in New York State.
To be considered for membership, individuals should be past or current residents of the Olympic region or have some significant connection to the area. All nominees must have made significant sports, cultural or civic contributions to the region, or their endeavors must have enhanced the historical heritage of the area.
The selection committee currently maintains a list of candidates who have been nominated in previous years. Nominations can only be considered if they are accompanied by a list of accomplishments relative to the purpose of the Hall of Fame.
Nominations may be sent to Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee, c/o Liz DeFazio, 2634 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946.