The Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame announces that due to the COVID-19 restrictions currently affecting our lives, THE ANNUAL REVERSE RAFFLE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Those who have purchased tickets will be contacted for reimbursement or donation. Also, the 2020 Induction Banquet has been moved to August 22, 2020 at the Grand Pointe Conference and Reception Center.
Announcing the Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020
Tickets for the Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame Reverse Raffle to be held on April 19, 2020 at 2 p.m. are currently available from any committee member or contact Don Ullmann at (740) 732-5558 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost of tickets is $100. You do not have to be present to win. The event will be held at the Grand Pointe Conference and Reception Center in Vienna WV.
Members of the Class of 2019 are:
Andrew Benford - Jackson County
Jeff Deem - Wood County - Represented by Mark Martin
Ron Haught - Ritchie County
Tim C. McCartney - Wood County
Donna J. Newberry (deceased)- Wood County - Represented by David Newberry
Pamela Sue Reeves (deceased) - Wood County - Represented by Margaret Reeves
Connie Richardson (Sanford) - Noble County
Steve M. Shaver - Wood County
Don Strahler - Washington County
Larry Taylor - Pleasants County
The above honorees were inducted into the Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Grand Pointe Conference and Reception Center in Vienna WV.
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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