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Morgan County Sports Hall of Fame Mission Statement

The Morgan County Sports Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit association dedicated to honoring those individuals prominent in the history of athletics in Morgan County. The Hall recognizes the timeless intertwining of sports into the fabric of the county's everyday life. This is the Hall's credo! The Hall is devoted to recognizing and honoring those athletic and support personnel who have made outstanding contributions through inspiring achievements in both professional and amateur sports while forever enriching the fans' memories.

As its mission the Hall is committed to:

  • Through enshrinement, honoring, recognizing those individuals who have careers as participants, coaches managers, owners, officials, and supporters.
  • Memorializing athletic venues of historical import.
  • Honoring organizations prominent in the Morgan County area for contributions to sports.
  • Identifying and recognizing those long-standing establishments that have served to enhance/support the sporting experience of fans.
  • Commemorate/define moments in the history of Morgan County sports.
  • Public edification by creating/establishing a permanent display of Hall of Fame Museum in the county.

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Mission Statement

The Morgan County Sports Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit association dedicated to honoring those individuals prominent in the history of athletics in Morgan County. The Hall recognizes the timeless intertwining of sports into the fabric of the county's everyday life. This is the Hall's credo! The Hall is devoted to recognizing and honoring those athletic and support personnel who have made outstanding contributions through inspiring achievements in both professional and amateur sports while forever enriching the fans' memories.

As its mission the Hall is committed to:

·        Through enshrinement, honoring, recognizing those individuals who have careers as participants, coaches managers, owners, officials, and supporters.

·        Memorializing athletic venues of historical import.

·        Honoring organizations prominent in the Morgan County area for contributions to sports.

·        Identifying and recognizing those long-standing establishments that have served to enhance/support the sporting experience of fans.

·        Commemorate/define moments in the history of Morgan County sports.

·        Public edification by creating/establishing a permanent display of Hall of Fame Museum in the county.

 

 

History

The Morgan County Sports Hall of Fame was established in September 1988. The Hall's mission, in brief, is to develop a sports hall of fame for Morgan County as a means to promote and preserve its rich history of sports.

 

Morgan County boasts an amazing sports history, dating to the early 1900,s. However, the story of sports in Morgan County has not been recorded for public display. It is a collage of people, places, legends, and lore. Included are true icons from H.L. "Shorty" Ogle to Joe Jones, Earl Morris, Mike Smith, J.P. Cain, Don Whitmire, Gary Redus, Cecil Turney, Ricky Hardin, Debra Harvel, Kathy Farrer, Tom Calvin, Bill Evans, Tina Chairs, Bob Harpe, Lloyd Nix, and Wally Sanders.

 

Until the Morgan County Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1988, there has been no central organization to preserve and promote this outstanding legacy.

 

Established as a nonprofit organization the Hall's mission extends far beyond the county's sports history. Using the common bond of sports, the Hall in concert with the Boys and Girls Club in Morgan County support youth programs in numerous ways. These programs directly influence the lives of the county's young people in the area. At this grass roots level, local youth are exposed to and educated about the tremendous history of sports in Morgan County. With the fervor of the county's fan base, this broad-based, mass appeal is the prime mover behind all the Hall's programs and initiatives. From the youngest fan to the oldest grandparent reliving their fondest memories at an induction ceremony presentation the Hall with its multi-generational appeal is unlike any organization.

 

The MCSHOF recognizes the Morgan County fan as its core audience. This robust fan base combined with key support/sponsor organizations, institutions, and individuals, forms the essence of the Hall's mission.