Shaw JCC seeks nominations for Akron Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Know an athlete, coach, a referee or someone who is an inspiration in the field of athletics? Shaw JCC is seeking nominations for its Akron Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. This honor was established in 1971 to recognize Jewish men and women, 25 years of age and older, who live or lived in the Akron area for ten or more years. The individual must have been a participant, coach or officiated in athletics.

Additionally, a non-athlete, exclusive of coach or sports official, such as an owner, founder, administrator, and/or a comparable role in sports, may be nominated if he or she made a significant and noteworthy contribution to sports in the Akron area on a state, national or international level.

Inductees will be honored at the Jewish Community Board of Akron Annual Meeting on June 7. Names will be added to the Hall of Fame plaques displayed at the Shaw JCC. Applications are due April 7, 2017 and are available at the Shaw JCC main office located at 750 White Pond Drive in Akron, and at Self-nominations are also welcome.

Questions regarding the Akron Jewish Sports Hall of Fame may be directed to Tammy Gersman, Screening Committee Chair, by emailing or calling 330-472-0432


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