The annual Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Golf Classic, presented by Relief Windows, been postponed until Sunday, May 17-Monday, May 18 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 now has forced the event to be pushed back six weeks.
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. “We’ll aim for May 17-18 and await the green light.”
Registration remains open for the event on the LaSportsHall.com website, along with participation opportunities for the 2020 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration June 25-27 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.
Shreveport broadcast personality Tim Brando, who has been on the national sports scene for four decades, has been selected to receive the inaugural Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Ambassador Award and will be part of the Hall’s Class of 2020 enshrined next June.
Baton Rouge prep sportswriter Robin Fambrough and veteran LSU basketball sports information director Kent Lowe have been selected for the 2020 Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association, and will be inducted in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame next June.
In his Hall of Fame sports writing career, O.K. “Buddy” Davis wrote countless thousands of stories, many which earned him awards and all which earned him affection from those he covered in Lincoln Parish, and far beyond.
Outdoorsman Phil Robertson, recognized internationally as the Duck Commander, and former LSU football coach Nick Saban, who won 75 percent of his games and the 2003 national championship in five seasons with the Tigers, join eight-time Mr. Olympia world bodybuilding champion Ronnie Coleman and another global sports figure, Sweet Lou Dunbar of the Harlem Globetrotters, among a star-studded group of eight 2020 competitive ballot inductees chosen for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.