Nov. 25, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - The New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame is asking for nominations of individual athletes, teams, and builders who have left their mark on sport in the province.
The deadline is Jan. 15, 2010. Nomination kits, including forms and complete information on eligibility, are available from the Sports Hall of Fame website, or by calling 506-453-3747.
Athletes are eligible for consideration if they have been retired from competition for three years, and teams must not have competed as a unit for at least five years. Candidates in the builder's category - those whose contributions or achievements were as coaches, officials or administrators - are eligible whether they are still actively involved in sport or are retired. Eligibility in the veteran's category is restricted to those who are 70 years old or older.
A maximum of six candidates, including one in the veteran's category, may be elected annually, and those selected will be officially inducted during the Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet and ceremony scheduled for June 5, 2010, in Fredericton.
The New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame currently has 207 inductees.
MEDIA CONTACT: Jamie Wolverton, executive director, New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, 506-453-8930, e-mail: email@example.com.