Olympic Regional Hall of Fame seeks 2013 nominations

The Lake Placid Olympic Center

The Lake Placid Olympic Center Photo by Andy Flynn.

— The Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee is seeking suggestions from residents of the Olympic region regarding possible nominations for 2013. 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. Plaques, commemorating each member, are on display in the Olympic Center’s Hall of Fame, located in the Conference Center at Lake Placid.

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 Alison Haas, 2634 Main St., Lake Placid, N.Y., 12946

The entire history of the inductees to the Lake Placid Hall of Fame can also be found at orda.org/newsite/about/hof_selection.php.

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