Philly Sports Fans to Nominate Hall of Famers

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Philadelphia sports fans can now nominate their all-time favorites for election into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.

The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame is continuing the nomination campaign for its second class of Inductees and Philly sports fans are playing a major role. Throughout July, 2004, the public can submit nominees for consideration as inductees into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. The nominations can be submitted online (http://www.phillyhof.org/nominee.asp), via email (nominees@phillyhof.org) or on paper through the mail (Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, PO Box 58667 Philadelphia, PA 19102).

As part of its nomination process, the Hall of Fame relies heavily on input from fans, with the top publicly submitted nominees automatically included on the election ballot.

"Philadelphia is home to some of the world's most knowledgeable and passionate sports fans and their response so far has been terrific," states founder and president, Ken Avallon. "This unique method allows the fans to directly participate in the Philly Sports Hall of Fame's nomination process and we encourage them to do so."

The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame is open to athletes, coaches, media, administrators and other contributors in all areas of professional, college, amateur, high school and youth sports. Candidates must be from the Philadelphia area or Philadelphia teams and meet certain eligibility requirements. A list of eligibility requirements is available online at:

http://www.phillyhof.org/eligibility.asp

2004 marks the first year that Hall of Fame nominees will be divided into categories based on the era in which they performed. The two categories are: those with the majority of their career within the past 50 years and those prior. The top five publicly submitted nominees from each category are automatically included in the final ballot supplied to the Hall of Fame's elective body.

Nominations can be submitted through the Hall of Fame web site (http://www.phillyhof.org/nominee.asp), via email (nominees@phillyhof.org) or through the mail (Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, PO Box 58667 Philadelphia, PA 19102). All nominations must include the nominee's accomplishments and/or contributions.

THE PHILADELPHIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION IS A REGISTERED 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT CORPORATION. FOUNDED IN 2002, IT IS A MEMBER OF THE GREATER PHILADELPHIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, THE PENNSYLVANIA ASSOCIATION OF NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, THE MAXWELL CLUB, THE MID-ATLANTIC ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUMS AND THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SPORTS MUSEUMS AND HALLS OF FAME. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: http://www.PHILLYHOF.ORG/

Contact: Ken Avallon

Phone: (215) 886-6657 ext. 3

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