The Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame today announced that it is accepting nominations of local sports athletes and builders for election to the Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame.
In May 2016 Ross Quigley invited a group of sports enthusiasts to discuss documenting the history of local sports, preserving local sports memorabilia and honouring those local athletes and builders who had excelled in sports. Since that meeting over 500 items of memorabilia have been donated, the Town of Cobourg has agreed to provide space to display the memorabilia, the histories of some 80 local sports are in the process of being documented. Today begins the process of electing a number of worthy local athletes and builders into the Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame.
Election is restricted to athletes and builders of sport having a direct connection to the Cobourg and District area. District is defined as the Townships of Hamilton, Cramahe and Alnwick/Haldimand. Athletes must be over the age of 35 years, have been active in their sport for at least 5 years and retired for no less than 3 years. Builders include officials, referees, umpires, sponsors, executives, trainers, coaches, promoters and administrators. They must have been outstanding over an extended period of time.
Documentary evidence must be provided to support a nomination. Nomination forms may be obtained at Sommerville Sports, 78 King St W Cobourg, Hamilton Township offices 8285 Majestic Hills Dr, Cobourg, Alnwick/Haldimand Township offices 10836 CR#2 Grafton, Cramahe Township 1 Toronto St, Colborne or by writing to Cobourg and District Sports Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 45, Cobourg, ON K9A 1M8.