SUBJECT: Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame
Announces Star-Studded Induction Class for 2018;
Banquet Set for May 22 at The Chase Center in
DATE: April 12, 2018
WILMINGTON, Delaware – Nine prominent
men and women, whose outstanding accomplishments in the world of athletics has brought distinction to the state of Delaware over the last five decades, have been selected for induction into the
Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame.
The nine standouts will be honored at the state’s premier
sports banquet on Tuesday, May 22, at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington. Tickets to the 43rd annual banquet are $65 each with tables of 10 available for $650. Social hour and silent
auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the dinner at 6:45.
The deadline for reserving tickets is Friday, May
Advertising opportunities for the souvenir program are also
available on the DSMHOF website.
The DSMHOF Class of 2018 includes:
Jimmy Allen: Three-sport star at Cape Henlopen High
School, basketball standout at the University of New Haven, NBA Boston Celtics draftee, and college coach
Clinton Burke: All-American wrestler at the University
of Oklahoma from William Penn High School
Sarah Cashman Gersky: Basketball, field hockey, and lacrosse
immortal at Colgate University and the Tower Hill School
Tom Fort: National and local leader in track and field
officiating (inducted posthumously)
Bunny Miller: All-star baseball catcher at Delaware
State University, Howard High School, and Wilmington Semi-Pro League
Heidi Pearce: All-American lacrosse player at Johns Hopkins
University from St. Andrew’s School and current Washington (Md.) College head coach
Larry Shenk: Philadelphia Phillies vice president for public
relations for over five decades
Penny Welsh: Basketball star at UNLV, Pitt, and St.
Elizabeth High School
David Williams: Left-handed pitcher for the MLB Pittsburgh
Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, and New York Mets from Caesar Rodney High School and Delaware Tech