As excited supporters of the state’s high school football championship finalists travel to Natchitoches for their teams’ big game at the LHSAA Prep Classic beginning Sunday, there’s opportunity to enjoy more lifelong memories at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
Hammond native and LSU alumnus Terry McAulay, a 20-year NFL official who refereed three Super Bowls, is the 2021 winner of the Dave Dixon Louisiana Sports Leadership Award presented by the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
Pioneering New Orleans sportscaster Ro Brown, former Northwestern State sports publicist and longtime Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame chairman Doug Ireland, and Baton Rouge sportswriter Sheldon Mickles have been selected for the 2021 Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
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.