South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame
Announces 50th Anniversary Class
For immediate release: December 8, 2009
Contact: Ephraim Ulmer or Heather Mays at (803) 779-0905
COLUMBIA, SC -- To celebrate the 50th anniversary
of the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame, the Board of Directors has announced the 2010 class of inductees which runs the
gamut from football, basketball and baseball stars to swimming and tennis.
The Class of 2010 consists
of University of South Carolina
graduates Bill Currier, who played in the NFL, and Bob McNair, owner of the NFL’s Houston Texans; Clemson grads Horace
Grant, who won four NBA titles, and Joe Bostic, who played in the NFL. Also being inducted are Paul Scarpa, Furman’s
longtime coach who is the winningest active NCAA Division I tennis coach; MLB standout and Spartanburg native Wayne Tolleson
in addition to Courtney Shealy Hart of Irmo, who took home a swimming gold medal in the 2000 Olympics; and Stan Smith, a longtime
Hilton Head resident who won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open tennis titles.
The eight will be inducted
to the state’s highest athletic honor on May 24, 2010 at the Columbia
Metropolitan Convention Center.
Tickets (table of eight for $500) and program sponsorships may be purchased by calling the SCAHOF office at 803/779-0905.
The affair, which includes a reception, dinner and a silent auction of sports memorabilia, begins at 5:30 p.m.
In addition to the inductees donning of the
symbolic blue jackets, the Bobby Richardson Sportsmanship Award recipient and the professional and amateur athletes of the
year will also be honored. The affair, which includes a host of returning past inductees, is the largest annual celebration
of Palmetto State
sports stars under one roof. Legendary South Carolina State coach and 2008 SCAHOF President Willie Jeffries, known for his
wit and witticism, will again preside over the banquet as master of ceremonies along with Executive Director Ephraim Ulmer
and this year’s president, Andy Solomon, from The Citadel.