FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Annie Vogt
September 24, 2012 Phone: (757) 393‐8031, ext. 13
Cell: (757) 574‐3211
Seeking State’s Outstanding Student Athletes for Achievement Awards
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is accepting nominations for 8th Annual Student Athlete Achievement Awards
PORTSMOUTH, VA – The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is seeking nominations for the eighth Annual Hall of Fame Student‐Athlete Achievement Awards. These awards honor middle and high school students who demonstrate dedication on the field to their sport and off the field to their community. Nominations are due Friday, November 2, 2012 at 5 p.m. Forms are available online at www.vshfm.com under “News and Events”
“At the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, we are dedicated to honoring excellence in athletes who have achieved the highest standards in their sports,” notes president Eddie Webb. “These awards are part of that tradition, recognizing athletes who are at the earliest stages of their sports careers, but who already are showing leadership in athletics and community.
Students from across Virginia in grades 6th through 12th are eligible. Nominations typically are submitted by teachers, coaches or parents. A committee of Hall of Fame Inductees and community leaders will select the finalists who will be honored at an Awards Banquet on December 2 in
Portsmouth, Va. There are four awards categories: girl in 6th through 8th grade, girls in 9th through 12th grade, boys in 6th through 8th grade and boys in 9th through 12th grade. On the night of the banquet, a Student Athlete of the Year will be announced for each category. These top athletes also will be honored with an exhibit in the museum’s rotating exhibit “Virginians in the Spotlight” during the months of January and February 2013.
Nominations may be submitted by mail to Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, 206 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704 or by fax to (757) 393‐8288.
For more information, call (757) 393‐8031 or visit the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum’s website at www.vshfm.com
The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is located at 206 High Street in Portsmouth. Fall and Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays after Labor Day until Memorial Day and on select winter holidays. Admission is $7 per person; $6 military; $6 seniors 65 and older and free for ages 2 and under. Parking is located behind the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum in the Middle Street Parking Garage. FREE parking is available on weekends and after 6 p.m. on weekdays.
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