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Cordially invite you to the ninth annual
~ sports faith hall of fame induction ceremonies ~
University of Georgia Three-Time All-American
Four-time PGA Tour Career Wins
Mount Carmel High School, Chicago, IL| University of Notre Dame
College Football Hall of Fame | Chicago Rockets | Chicago Hornets
Religion Teacher and Former Head Football Coach
Carmel Catholic High School
College Basketball Player | Mount St. Joseph University
Pat Summitt Courage Award Winner | First-team All- HCAC
Loyola Academy Football Team – Wilmette, IL
2015 IHSA Class 8A State Football Champion
Marian University Football Team - Indianapolis, IN
2015 NAIA National Football Champion
Tom O’ Hara
St. Ignatius College Prep | Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Set world Indoor Mile Record Twice | Olympian
Loyola Academy, Wilmette, IL | University of Notre Dame All-American
1966 College All-Star | NFL Atlanta Falcons
Ave Maria University | Women’s Lacrosse
Mother Theresa Scholar| Virtue of St. Paul Award
Three-Time NBA Champion | Dallas Mavericks, Chicago Bulls, Sacramento Kings
1984 Olympic Gold Medalist | Chicago Bulls Sportscaster
St. Rita High School Athletic Director and Varsity Baseball Coach
SPORTS FAITH INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES
2015 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
April 29. 2015 - LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Sports Faith International announced the induction of twelve outstanding athletes and people of faith into the 2015 Sports Faith Hall of Fame.
The Induction festivities will be held on Pentecost Sunday, May 24th, 2015. A VIP Meet and Greet Reception will be held at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort in Lincolnshire, IL from 10:30 am-11:30 am, followed by the Luncheon and Induction Ceremony which will conclude at 1:15 p.m. Sunday Mass will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Church of St. Mary, in Lake Forest, Ill. Tickets to the events may be obtained at the Sports Faith International website http://shop.sportsfaithhalloffame.com/ or by calling Angela Tomlinson at 847.331.6994.
The annual awards ceremonies, offered in conjunction with Catholic Financial Life, The Brach Family Charitable Foundation, WSFI Catholic Radio, Catholic Athletes for Christ, Prayers for Life, Frank J Casella, Pictures People Listen to, and Impressions Count honor world-class athletes who are known for outstanding dedication to sports and their faith.
The Sports Faith Hall of Fame was created in 2008 by Sports Faith International in order to recognize and encourage excellence in sports and in the Catholic Faith. By providing a forum for the inductees to share their personal stories and accomplishments, the organization’s hope is many will be inspired to aim ever higher.
2015 Inductees are Bear Woznick, Two -Time World Champion Tandem Surfer and Deep Adventure Radio Catholic Evangelist and Author; Bob Cousy, National Basketball Association Boston Celtics and Cincinnati Royals, and NBA Hall of Fame, Bonnie Blair Cruikshank, Four -Time Olympian with five gold medals and one Bronze Medal, Author of Wellspring of Hope, Cardinal Stritch University 2013 National Championship Basketball Team, Chris Ledyard, Athletic Director at Franciscan University in Steubenville, NFL Hall of Fame George Connor, Boxing and Kickboxing Champion and Catholic Evangelist, Jesse Romero, Former NFL and Varsity Football Coach of Loyola Academy, John Holocek, University of Notre Dame Heisman Trophy Recipient, John Lattner and New Jersey Coaches Hall of Fame and a Catholic Athletes for Christ, John McKenna. The Saint Viator Varsity Lacrosse Team in Arlington Heights in Illinois is the recipient of the Prayers for Life, Pro-Life Award
Sports Faith International was so impressed with the accomplishments of Father Smyth, whose life bears testimony to the world-changing power of combining the virtues and influence of sport with mountain-moving faith, an award, was named in his honor. Known as the Fr. John P. Smyth Award, it is awarded annually to an outstanding Catholic athlete or coach pursuing a religious vocation. This year’s award will honor Fr. Ted Schmitt, posthumously, who served as Chaplain to the Varsity Football teams at St. Patrick High School in Chicago and Nazareth Academy in LaGrange Park, IL, as well as the boxing industry in Las Vegas.
For more information on the Sports Faith Hall of Fame and Sports Faith International or to ask questions visit www.sportsfaithinternational.com, or email Angela Tomlinson at email@example.com.
More Info: The Sports Faith Hall of Fame was created in 2008 by Sports Faith International to recognize world-class athletes who are known for outstanding dedication to sports and their faith. Sports Faith International is a new media initiative dedicated to utilizing traditional and new media to showcase the connection between sports and faith. Programs for Catholic and mainstream media networks will feature some of the biggest names in the world of sports. Sports have been called a metaphor for life that can teach perseverance, discipline, loyalty, trust, dedication, and fair play. The shows will serve as a platform to discuss the many virtues and life lessons that can be learned from sports. It is part of BVM HELPING HANDS, a 501(c) 3, tax-exempt organization.
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