The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame is postponing indefinitely its Dec. 15-17 Induction Celebration honoring the 11-member Class of 2020, after analyzing the state’s new Covid-19 mitigation orders that went into effect Wednesday.
Marques Colston, the all-time leading receiver for the New Orleans Saints, joins two of LSU’s greatest competitors, basketball’s Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf and football’s Glenn Dorsey, and Southern Jaguars baseball star Rickie Weeks among a star-studded group of eight 2021 competitive ballot inductees chosen for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
The annual Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Golf Classic, presented by Relief Windows, been postponed until Sunday, October 4 through Monday October 5 due to impact of the global coronavirus (COVID-19).
The tournament pairings party and 18-hole scramble tournament were initially scheduled for April 5-6 at the Golden Nugget-Lake Charles. The closure of all Louisiana casino facilities forced the event to be pushed back six weeks originally but the LSHOF Foundation decided to shift the event again as the country continues to deal with the effects of the pandemic.
The LSHOF is looking forward to the time that we can all be together again and expressed our most sincere gratitude for everyone’s continued patience and support.
The Golden Nugget-Lake Charles and its championship 18-hole golf course remains the host of the 2020 event.
“We have a wonderful sponsor in Relief Windows and a tremendous host at the Golden Nugget-Lake Charles, and continue to look forward to our second golf tournament in Lake Charles,” said Ronnie Rantz, CEO/President of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation.
Registration remains open for the event on the LaSportsHall.com website, along with participation opportunities for the rescheduled 2020 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration, now set for December 15-17 in Natchitoches.
Nearly 30 teams and sports celebrities, including nearly two dozen Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame members, participated in the 2019 golf event at the Golden Nugget-Lake Charles.
We honor our friend and colleague Carley McCord, beloved Louisiana sports reporter who was among five killed in a Lafayette plane crash. She is gone far too soon at the age of 30 but we will never forget her.
Opelousas native and LSU alumnae Joan Cronan, the retired athletics director at the University of Tennessee who was a key in the development of the iconic Lady Volunteers basketball program, is the 2020 winner of the Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award presented by the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.