CHICAGO (PRWEB) April 10, 2018
The Chicago 16-inch Softball Hall of Fame is proud to announce the winners of this year’s 2018 Hall of Fame inductees based on approximately 1,500 online and write in votes and a board of review.
Since its start in 1995, Chicago 16-Inch Softball Hall Of Fame has inducted more than 500 former and current softball players, umpires, managers and organizers who have excelled in their sport. In addition to the inductees, special recognition is given to supporters and teams who have made a difference in the sport with their quality of effort/play and longevity.
“We were excited to honor and highlight those committed to the game and invited the public to join in the celebration,” said Ron Kubicki, president, Chicago 16-inch Softball Hall of Fame. “The Hall of Fame is the most prestigious honor among the players who have dedicated themselves to the sport.”
The Hall of Fame celebrated their induction at the 22nd annual awards dinner at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace on Saturday April 7, 2018. Marshalltown Sixth Street softball complex in Marshalltown Iowa was honored as the Field of Dreams winner.
Inductees are as follows:'
Pioneer: Gildo Coldebella
Veterans: Don (Donny) Bianchi, Calvin (Cal) Jackson
Women: Beth Schultz Porzelt
1993 – Current: Bob Russ Jr., Larry Downes, John Westermayer
Manager: Cary Goins
Organizer: Glen Groebli, James Melton
Frank C. Holan Award: Joe Mercadante
Richard J. Daley Award: Dr. Hank Golembesky
Wall of Fame: Danny Brichetto, James Stein, Tom Duff, Ron Amazzalorso, Phil Tondelli
Teams to be Honored: Rollers, Hangovers (Women), Blues, People's Choice, The Alley, Untouchables
Field of Dreams Award: Marshalltown Sixth Street Softball Complex (Joe Cordt's-Director)
For more information, please call Rachell Entler at (708) 522-1070 Ext 17 or visit http://www.16inchsoftballhof.com
About the Chicago 16-inch Softball Hall of Fame
The Chicago 16-inch Softball Hall of Fame is a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and honoring the history, players and supporters of 16-inch softball. Since its inception, the Hall of Fame has inducted more than over 500 former and current softball players, umpires, managers and organizers at annual dinners averaging 600 attendees. Follow us on Twitter or Follow us on Facebook
If you would like to donate, please contact Rachell Entler at (708) 522-1070 or email her at rentler(at)pdofp(dot)org