- Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2020 17:23
Those individuals scheduled to be inducted into the Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame as the Class of 2020 will now comprise the Class of 2021 and will be inducted at St. Spyridon Hellenic Center on Friday, June 18, 2021. The banquet for this year was not feasible due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This will be the first year since 1995 that a class will not be inducted into the Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame. The Class of 2021 will be comprised of coaches Billy Connors, Major Corley, Jim Dumm, and Bob Rosborough Jr. along with Jon Green, and Ben McCauley.
The Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame is one of 30 chapters of The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame made up of four geographical regions. The Western chapters of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame including Erie Metro, Fayette County, Robert "Tick" Cloherty-Western, and Washington-Greene have moved their banquet induction to the following year, as has the Mid Mon Valley chapter.
Because of the challenges with COVID-19 outbreak, chairman Dennis Stitch issued the following statement: “It was necessary to cancel this year’s banquet. In conversation with the inductees, while disappointed, they were all very supportive and understanding of the decision. To our supporters, MMVASHOF is thankful for your commitment, dedication, and unwavering support over the years. You are the pillars that help keep our organization strong and vibrant in the Mon Valley. We truly appreciate all you do. As we go through these uncharted waters, we not only will stay together, we will thrive together!”
The Sports Hall of Fame web site is: http://www.monvalleysportshalloffame.com.