Celebrating 29 Years
Sports Hall of Fame to induct 8 March 15, 2016
Jeffery Colby, 1970s/80s Hammond High and Montana Tech football player,
Elva Falk Forsberg, Hammond High alumna and pioneering 1930s female athlete ,
Dick Hemingway, 1950s Hammond High and Indiana State football player and longtime Hammond coach
Richard L. Hudson,1970s Hammond High and Ferris State basketball player
Dana Jeffries, versatile 4-sport 1990s/2000s Morton athlete
Virgil A. Sanger, 1960s 3-sport Hammond Tech athlete
Dan Spitale, 1990s multi-sport Gavit athlete and international power lifting champion
Also during the induction program, the Hammond Sports Hall of Fame’s 25rd annual Anderson-Peterson Family Distinguished Athlete Award will be presented to two 2015 graduates of Hammond schools who depict the qualities for which the Hammond Sports Hall of Fame was established: dedication, contribution, ability, service and citizenship.
The recipients are Kendria Huff and Andrew Key, both of Morton.
Hall of Fame festivities begin at 5 p.m. with a social time. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m.;
the induction program follows at 7:30.
Single tickets for $25 are on sale at the Hammond Civic Center, Rich’s Barber Shop,
House of Pizza, Cheers, Purdue University Calumet Athletics Office, Cavalier Inn, Kenwood Tap,
The Office, Flat Rock, The Wheel restaurant and the athletic offices of all Hammond high schools.
Tables of eight seats for $200 can be purchased at the Civic Center. If tickets remain available,
they will be sold at the door for $35.
Hammond Sports Hall of Fame Inductees
(Greer) Gapen (2005)
Ray Papach (2003)