Philadelphia (PRWEB) August 4, 2005
As a proud sponsor of the Neil Stein/Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge at Citizens Bank Park, Saturday August 6th, the Hall will provide the public its only opportunity to nominate in-person someone for consideration into the Hall. Normally, the nomination process is done via the Internet at http://www.phillyhall.org or via regular mail at: Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Foundation, 410 Waverly Road Wyncote, PA 19095.
As part of the HallÂs nomination process, input from fans is a major factor, with those receiving the most nominations included on the annual election ballot.
To date, those receiving the most nominations via the general public are legendary local announcer John McAdams, former Phillies slugger Richie ÂDickÂ Allen, and Philly native and all-time Dodger great, Roy Campanella. Others receiving nominations include Reggie Jackson, Tommy Loughran and Reggie White.
The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame will also have a mini-museum, displaying a sampling of the most unique collection of sports memorabilia and artifacts in the area, featuring items from over 100 years of Philadelphia Sports. This is a unique opportunity for Philly sports fans to learn about the Hall of Fame, talk with the HallÂs Executive Staff, and find out new and fun ways to get involved, as we will also be accepting requests for volunteers to donate their time.
ÂWe are very excited to be involved with the Youth Golf & Academics Program on this barbecue contest,Â says Steve Tallant, the Hall of FameÂs Senior Director for Foundation Development. ÂThe Hall of Fame sponsors several youth-focused programs, and this is a great way for Philly Sports fans to get to know the Hall of Fame, enjoy some great food, and support a worthy cause.Â
The goal of the Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge is to raise $75,000 to benefit Maddox's Camden, N.J.-based charity, the Youth Golf & Academics Program. The YGAP provides free after-school activities, such as golf lessons and literacy tutoring for inner-city children. The annual barbecue has been a key fund-raising event, helping to raise tens of thousands dollars for the program which helps cover the costs of snacks, supplies and teachersÂ salaries.
Information about the Youth Golf & Academics Program is available at: http://www.pomerantz.com/ygap.html or by calling 856-756-0222.
Event Contact Information:
Steve Tallant, Sr. Dir. Foundation Development
215.886.6657 ext. 5
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame
410 Waverly Road
Wyncote, PA 19095
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