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Inductees Announced for 25th Annual Brockville & Area Sports Hall of Fame

Inductees Announced for 25th Annual Brockville & Area Sports Hall of Fame

Brockville – The Brockville & Area Sports Hall of Fame Committee voted on Tuesday night electing 10 new members to the hall of fame for its 25th year.

It also announced this year’s nominees for Sports Person of the Year and Team of the Year and the winners of the Recorder & Times Coaching Award and the Investor’s Group Volunteering Award.

Being inducted to this year’s sports hall of fame in the Pro Category are:

Andy Stewart:
Played with the Brockville Bunnies and then went on to get a short stint with the Kansas City Royals. He also played for Team Canada, was a Toronto Blue Jays bullpen catcher and the one who pitched to Carlos Delgado at the Home Run Hitting contest at the All-Star Game.

Lawrence Fox:
an outstanding fastball player with the old Brockville Diggers. He was known as Scoop for his outstanding defensive play at Third base.

Cory Rasenberg Fox:
an all-round athlete in track and field and the pentathlon at the University of Western Ontario. She was into their Hall of Fame

Bob Mills:
Founder and driving force behind the Rideau St. Lawrence Kings AA Midget Hockey Association. Along with Jacques Martin, former Coach of the Ottawa Senators, founded the 3S (systems, skills and skating).

Wally White:
A long time successful coach, manager, executive member and participant in a variety of sports. He coached senior Boy’s high school football and basketball for over 30 years

The Committee also elected 5 members prior to 1940:

Craig Swayze – Brockville Rowing Club

James Roderick Maclaren – Brockville Rowing Club

Jo-Jo Graboski – Brockville Magedomas Polish Flash – offered a contract with the Chicago Black Hawks but because he only had one eye, the league wouldn’t allow it

Albert Charles “Dubbie” Kerr – Brockville’s Forgotten All-star – a member of two Stanley Cup Champion Teams with the Old Ottawa Senators

Ed Brown – for 75 years he taught baseball to youngsters in Prescott. There is a Ball Park named after him in the fort town.

The winner of the Recorder and Times Coaching award is Brian Purcell of South Grenville. Steve Polite of Prescott and Peter Hickling of Athens share the Investor’s Group Volunteering Award.

The Kinsmen Sports Awards Dinner is set for June 8th at the Brockville Memorial Centre all attendees will vote for the Sports Person and Team of the year that night.

The five nominees for Sports person are:

Lucas Woodhall – Discus and Shot Put
Christopher Dang – Power Lifting
Ashley Connell – University Champion in shot put and indoor hammer
Sarah Cushing – Golf
Cameron Locke – Swimming

The five nominees for team of the year are

Brockville Midget Blazers Basketball
Rideau St. Lawrence minor Bantams Hockey
Athens Aeroes Hockey
Upper Canada Swim Club
TISS Midget Track and Field

The Sports Hall of Fame weekend is June 8 – 10th. Tickets for the Kinsmen Sports Awards dinner will be on sale next week at Quickie Post Office in the Kensington Plaza; Flowers Brockville in the Kent Plaza; Brockville Smoke Shop, Downtown and Young’s of Prescott. The cost is $30

Friday June 9th is the Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Brockville Memorial Centre at 5:30 pm. The weekend concludes with the SG Wells Ford Hall of Fame Golf Tournament in Prescott. Golfers should sign up at the Prescott Golf Club

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