Obituary for Coach Kenny Wright
Honorary Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame Committee Member and Inductee into the Hall of Fame Kenny Wright has passed away. Please check local papers for service information.
The Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame’s New Grand Central Mall Presence
If you visit the Grand Central Mall occasionally you probably know that the MOVSHofF had showcases there displaying some of the plaques of past inductees into the Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame. The Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame has many inductees, so many that it has outgrown its showcase presence at the mall. Furthermore, the Grand Central Mall recently remodeled, adding new areas and allotting a wall for the Sports Hall of Fame presence. Key to the display is an 12 x 18 framed class picture for EACH of the MOVSHOF classes with names on the pictures. Current committee members who are inductees into the Hall of Fame are represented in the first row of plaques along with the plaque of Bob Zide whose idea it was to create this organization. Row 2 and 3 are the most recent classes inducted into the H of F. This is an exciting change. The completed wall is shown below. The MOVSHofF showcases are no longer on display. Plaques can still be viewed in the window at Zide’s Sport Shop in Marietta and within the two cases at the Parkersburg City Building. Thanks to all these businesses for allowing the presence of the MOVSHofF.
THE MID-OHIO VALLEY SPORTS HALL OF FAME IS ANNOUNCING THAT THERE WILL BE NO CLASS INDUCTION BANQUETS IN 2021 DUE TO THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE CORONO-VIRUS PANDEMIC. HOPEFULLY NORMAL ACTIVITIES CAN RETURN IN 2022.
THE FOLLOWING GROUP OF INDUCTEES THAT WERE SELECTED FOR THE CLASS OF 2020 WILL BE INDUCTED HOPEFULLY IN 2022 WHEN THE PANDEMIC ALLOWS.
Some scenes from the Class of 2019 celebration:
VISIT YOU LOCAL NEWSPAPERS FOR EVEN MORE COVERAGE. MOVSHofF THANKS all of the media for their coverage of this event.
Committee Member, Sam Gwinn, retires from the MOVSHofF Committee
Longtime Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame Committee Member, Sam Gwinn, and his wife, Louise, were honored at the 2019 MOVSHofF Induction Banquet. Same is retiring after MANY years of outstanding service to the Hall of Fame. He will be missed! (Don Ullmann, MOVSHofF Sec/Treas presenting)
Trophy cases for the Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame are located as follows: Two cases are on display at the Grand Central Mall in Vienna, WV. One case is at the Parkersburg City Building and a final showcase, until recently, was located at Zide’s Sports Shop in Marietta OH. Though Zide’s Sports Shop continues as a business, it has closed its retail store. Rod Zide has graciously allowed the Mid-Ohio Valley Hall of Fame, a group his dad Bob inspired, to display plaques in the right front window of the building. Now you can walk down the Marietta street and see the plaques of some our inductees. Thank you, Rod Zide.
Many people ask, “How does one become a member of the Hall of Fame?”
Nominations are accepted from November 15 to January 15 of each year with the nomination form being posted on this site and in area newspapers in October and November of each year. FULLY COMPLETED Nomination Forms are then submitted to the Secretary of the Hall of Fame after which they are given to the Screening Committee of the Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame. Those that make it through the Screening Committee are then voted upon by the entire Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame Committee. Those persons selected are notified and the new class is announced to the public via this website and in area media by the end of March of each year.
Showcases are at the Grand Central Mall, Vienna WV. Additional showcases are displayed at the Parkersburg City Building, Parkersburg WV and at Zide's Sport Shop in Marietta OH. Hall of Fame plaques are rotated between sites periodically.
Tribute to Bob Zide
The Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame congratulates the family of the late Bob Zide (Bob was responsible for the creation of the MOV Hall of Fame) for Bob's induction into the 2014 National Sporting Goods Association Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa in Indian Wells, California.
"This year's inductees embody exactly what members of the Aporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame should - integrity, values and a will to succeed and an innovative spirit upon which our industry is built," said Hall of Fame committee Chairman Bob Dickman
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