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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 Wilmington
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. 
Tickets to the event are on sale now and can be purchased online at the DSMHOF website at www.desports.org/events
The deadline for reserving tickets is Friday, May 11. 
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
The mission of the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame is to celebrate the historypreserve the legacy, and honor the heroes of sports within Delaware and those who have brought recognition to Delaware by their accomplishments elsewhere. The membership strives to educate young and old about athletics, sportsmanship, and work ethic while providing inspiration to maintain active and healthy lifestyles through sports.



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background image of Randy White
(courtesy of the Professional Football Hall of Fame)
and background image of Dallas Green
(courtesy of the Phladelphia Phillies).