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Summit County Sports Hall of Fame

The Summit County Sports Hall of Fame was inaugurated in 1957 to recognize Summit County residents who have been outstanding in one or more organized sports. To be eligible for nomination, athletes must have resided in Summit County during some period of their lives and must have been a member of a championship team, recipient of an individual athletic reward or honor, or have been elected as a member of an honorary athletic team on state, conference, league, national or international levels above the high school rank.

In recognition of such outstanding achievements, persons duly elected to the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame are honored at the annual Summit County Sports Hall of Fame banquet, their achievements made a matter of public record and their names inscribed on a permanent Roll of Honor. The roll is hung in the southwest foyers of the Rhodes Health and Physical Education Building at The University of Akron.

Know someone deserving?

Please follow the link below to nominate a Summit County resident who has made outstanding contributions to athletics. Deadline for 2020 nominees is March 19, 2020.

Nominate for Induction to Hall

The Awards listed below have a May 1 deadline yearly.

Andy Palich Award ............ The Ed Kalail Award

The Phil Dietrich Senior Athlete Award