DOBSON — The Surry County Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for the 2016 class.
Nominations will be taken until 5 p.m. on Aug. 26 for both the Hall of Fame and Ring of Honor.
The Surry County Sports Hall of Fame is dedicated to preserving the history of sports for Surry County. Its purpose is to recognize and perpetuate the noteworthy athletic tradition of Surry County by honoring and memorializing individuals, teams, corporations, companies and/or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to this tradition.
The Hall operates under the authority of the Surry County Parks & Recreation Department under the consent of the Surry County Board of Commissioners.
There are two different ways to nominate individuals, teams, or organizations:
1. Hall of Fame: Only individuals may be nominated for the Hall of Fame. They must be of good character and reputation, and must have completed their athletic achievement or service at least five years before the date of induction. Inductees to the Hall of Fame may be done in the following three categories: player, coach, and administrator.
2. Ring of Honor: Inductees in this category may be individuals, teams, corporations, companies, and/or organizations. All inductees must be of good character and reputation and must have made a significant impact on sports in Surry County through their contributions.
Last fall, the 2015 inductees were William Hawks, Faye Danley Hudson, Tony Martin, Tyler Sanborn, and Brent and Linda Steelman for the Hall of Fame. Roy Vernon and the 1933 Dobson High School boys basketball team, who were Class B state runners-up that season, were inducted into the Ring of Honor.
To find out more about the criteria for nominations and the Surry County Sports Hall of Fame, contact the director of Surry County Parks and Recreation, Daniel White, at 336-401-8235.