Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee Names 2012 Inductees

The Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee has named its nominees for induction to the Lake Placid Hall of Fame.

The inductees for the 2012 class include Jack and Joan Devitt, Shirley Hosler, Roy Kennedy, Sr., James E. Shea, Sr., and Charles C. Walker. A Banquet is planned in their honor for Sept. 15th at the Comfort Inn inLake Placid.

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.  Permanent plaques commemorating each member are on display in theConferenceCenter atLake Placid.

For a list of  those inducted into the Hall of Fame Click here; http://www.orda.org/corporate/halloffame/qt.html

Members of the Hall of Fame are either past or current residents of the region or have had some significant connection to the area.  Carefully selected by Hall of Fame Committee members, all nominees have made significant sports, cultural or civic contributions to the region, or enhanced the historical heritage of the area. The 2012 Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee includes: Connie Bonsignore, Ron Butler, Sue Cameron, Ben Cross, Jack Irvin, Jack Laduke, Carol Nevulis, Howard Riley and Shirley Seney.

In general here is the criterion the committee reviews when considering a candidate for induction as stated in the bylaws:

  1. The purpose of the organization is to nominate and select residents, past or present, of the Olympic Region to the Lake Placid Hall of Fame based on their significant contribution to the betterment and promotion of the Olympic Region, either through sports or civic and cultural involvement.
  2. The Olympic Region will be defined as the areas of Essex, Clinton and Franklin counties in New York State.
  3. Athlete candidates for the Hall of Fame induction must meet the following criteria:
    • A current or past resident (full or part-time) of the Olympic Region who has had significant connection or affiliation with significant athletic victories in the region.
    • Professional or amateur athlete who has accomplished significant and sanctioned athletic accomplishment, such as champion or winner of a class or category in which the athlete competes, either individually or as a member of a team.
    • Athletes who have made meaningful and recognized contributions to our society in the form of civic, community, charitable, business, organizational or similar work and made non-athletic contributions and attained achievements above that of the average citizen, in a way which meaningfully contributes to and/or improves the quality of life or the fellowship of man in the Olympic Region.
  4. Non-athletic the Hall of Fame induction must meet the following criteria:
    • A current or past resident (full or part-time) of the Olympic Region, having some significant connection or affiliation with the Olympic Region, such as having contributed to improvement of the region, or a person who is widely acknowledged to have made significant contribution to sports or to cultural and civic activities or the region through non-athletic endeavors.
  5. The Hall of Fame Committee maintains a file of the names and biographies of persons previously suggested for election to the Lake Placid Hall of Fame, of which currently includes over 80 individuals.

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