The Morgan County Sports Hall of Fame (MCSHOF) had its beginning 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, Wally Sanders, and many more sports heroes.
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. 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 existence.
These articles chronicle the successful story of the Morgan County Sports Hall of Fame.