Lake Placid The Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee has named its nominees for induction to the Lake Placid Hall of Fame.
The inductees for the 2012 class include Jack and Joan Devitt, Shirley Hosler, Roy Kennedy, Sr., James E. Shea, Sr., and Charles C. Walker. The 2012 nominees will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, which can be found in the Conference Center at Lake Placid.
The 29th Annual Induction Banquet will be held Sept. 15 at the Comfort Inn in Lake Placid, and is scheduled to begin with a cash bar at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 and are now available at the Olympic Center box office through Tuesday, Sept. 12.
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 Conference Center at Lake Placid.
To be considered for induction into the Lake Placid Hall of Fame, individuals should be past or current residents of the Olympic region or have some significant connection to the area. Carefully selected by Hall of Fame Committee members, 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 2012 Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee includes: Connie Bonsignore, Ron Butler, Sue Cameron, Ben Cross, Jack Irvin, Jack Laduke, Carol Nevulis, Howard Riley and Shirley Seney.
The entire history of the inductees to the Lake Placid Hall of Fame can also be found at orda.org/corporate/athletes_hall.php.