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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame - Central VA Exhibit

Henrico Sports & Events Center

Case 1 - Featured, Class of 2024

  • Jill Ellis, Fairfax, William & Mary, 2x Women’s World Cup Champion USWNT
  • Rick Jeffrey, 2024 Distinguished Virginian Award recipient, 36 years with Special Olympics Virginia, 22 as President
  • Craig Littlepage, University of Virginia AD 2001-2017, 13 National Championships, 76 ACC Championships
  • Chris LongCharlottesville, UVA Football All-American, 11-year NFL veteran, 2018 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year
  • LaShawn Merritt, Portsmouth, 4x Olympic Medalist (3 Gold), 400m and 4x400m relay, 23 total medals (19 Gold) in international comps
  • Hal Nunnally24-seasons as Randolph-Macon Head Basketball Coach, 431 wins, 5x Conference of the Year
  • Dave SmithRoanoke, Virginia Tech, 40 years as Sports Information Director at Virginia Tech, 2015 CoSIDA Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Paul WoodyRoanoke, VCU, 40 years as writer and columnist for Richmond News Leader and Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • Monica Wright RogersWoodbridge, All-time leading scorer for UVA Basketball, 3x WNBA Champion

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2024 Induction Weekend, April 19 & 20, Henrico County

Since its first induction class in 1972, the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame has carried the torch as the official state Hall of Fame for Virginia. It has served its mission of honoring athletic excellence in the Commonwealth through the induction of 354 deserving athletes, coaches, and contributors from all corners of Virginia. Each induction is special, but the 2024 version, the 51st in our history, will be the FIRST Induction Weekend hosted in the Richmond region. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the Hall is planning multiple events that will provide engagement and exposure opportunities for sports fans and our corporate partners. Our goal is to provide a weekend celebration worthy of the Hall and its inductees.

As the largest annual event, Induction Weekend offers the Hall and its partners countless opportunities for exposure through on-site engagement at weekend events, to marketing and promotional outreach in the lead-up to the weekend. With another strong class of inductees, the eyes of Virginia sports fans will be on Henrico County, April 19 & 20, 2024. Tickets and more information:

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