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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame shared Wood Brothers Racing's post.

Another sad day for the Hall of Fame, as 2006 inductee Glen Wood has passed away. Wood was a patriarch of the Wood Brothers Racing Team, a member of the NASCAR hall of Fame, and in 1998 was named of NASCAR’s 50 greatest drivers.
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It’s with profound sadness that we mourn the passing of team founder and family patriarch Glen Wood this morning. We want to thank family, friends, our small-town Virginia community of Patrick County, as well as everyone in the NASCAR community for their unwavering support of him, his life, his legacy and everything “Pa” represented. We’ve had some very challenging days but the uplifting words you all have sent truly meant a lot and we thank every one of you for thinking of our family during this difficult time. Funeral arrangements are still pending but it will be a small family service.

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1999 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame media inductee, will be stepping away from the microphone after the 2019 season. Brennaman has put together a long and illustrious career, covering numerous sports, but has spent the last 46 seasons covering Cincinnati Reds baseball.
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Marty Brennaman has announced that he will retire following the 2019 season, his 46th year in the Reds broadcast booth.

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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame shared The Virginian-Pilot's post.

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So cool. iFLY founder and Hampton Roads Sports Commission, Bob Pizzini, put in a lot of work to make this facility a hub for Indoor Skydiving in the US.
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Athletes compete in the US Indoor Skydiving Open National Championship at iFLY Virginia Beach on Jan. 12, 2019.

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All Virginia Men's Basketball fans, not many know your team better than our 2018 media inductee, #DougDoughty. Roanoke Times Sports
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Talking UVa basketball with Doug Doughty and Tommy Hamzik.

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame added 50 new photos — at The Zeiders American Dream Theater.

Baseball fans from the 757 and beyond descended upon Town Center of Virginia Beach Wednesday to hear from two local baseball legends. David Wright and Michael Cuddyer, both former Major League Baseball All-Stars and both from Chesapeake, VA, discussed all things baseball as part of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame’s program 757th Inning Stretch, at Zeiders American Dream Theater.

With Bruce Rader from WAVY-TV and FOX 43 as host, Cuddyer and Wright shared stories ranging from Wright asking Cuddyer for his autograph as a youngster, to playing together in the World Series for the 2015 National League Champion New York Mets.

Cuddyer and Wright at many points had the crowd of 250 in attendance laughing hysterically, to the point you would have thought it was Abbott and Costello performing on the Zeiders stage. The two former all-stars talked about how the game has changed from their debuts through their retirements, where they see the game of baseball headed in the future, all while providing insight into their journeys from the little league fields in Virginia to the biggest stage in Major League Baseball.

The Hall of Fame would like to thank Zeiders Theater for providing an amazing venue for this wonderful event, and all of those that attended the event. 757th Inning Stretch was the first program as part of the Hall’s 2019 Program and Events Series presented by Priority Automotive Group. The Hall would like to thank its additional sponsors, Optima Health, ADS Management, Whiteclaw Hard Seltzer, Riesbeck Contracting, and WF Magann Corp.
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Baseball fans from the 757 and beyond descended upon Town Center of Virginia Beach Wednesday to hear from two local baseball legends. David Wright and Michael Cuddyer, both former Major League Baseball All-Stars and both from Chesapeake, VA, discussed all things baseball as part of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame’s program 757th Inning Stretch, at Zeiders American Dream Theater.

With Bruce Rader from WAVY-TV and FOX 43 as host, Cuddyer and Wright shared stories ranging from Wright asking Cuddyer for his autograph as a youngster, to playing together in the World Series for the 2015 National League Champion New York Mets.  

Cuddyer and Wright at many points had the crowd of 250 in attendance laughing hysterically, to the point you would have thought it was Abbott and Costello performing on the Zeiders stage.  The two former all-stars talked about how the game has changed from their debuts through their retirements, where they see the game of baseball headed in the future, all while providing insight into their journeys from the little league fields in Virginia to the biggest stage in Major League Baseball.

The Hall of Fame would like to thank Zeiders Theater for providing an amazing venue for this wonderful event, and all of those that attended the event.  757th Inning Stretch was the first program as part of the Hall’s 2019 Program and Events Series presented by Priority Automotive Group. The Hall would like to thank its additional sponsors, Optima Health, ADS Management, Whiteclaw Hard Seltzer, Riesbeck Contracting, and WF Magann Corp.

Virginia Sports Hall of FameThanks to Bruce Rader WAVY TV, Michael Cuddyer, and #DavidWright for a wonderful evening!

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Virginia Sports Hall of FameThank you to all who came out, and to our sponsors #PriorityAutomotiveGroup (Priority Toyota Chesapeake), Optima Health, ADS Management Group, Riesbeck Contracting, WF Magann Corporation.

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Hi Michael and David

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Hi Michael and David

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Watching from NoVa.

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Great Talk from Great Men

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Thank you for a great and informative evening. This intimate setting was more than I could hope for. David and Michael did not disappoint. #LGM

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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame was live.

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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame😂🤣David Wright’s dad worked as an usher/security guard “anonymously during Mets spring training. Great story!

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Virginia Sports Hall of FameQuestion from audience “how do they fill the competitive void?”

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I happen to own a Michael Cuddyer batting champion gnome, a Rockies giveaway.

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Watching from Northern Va.

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My family and I attended tonight. I had an opportunity to ask a question and wondering how I could get the whole taping. Also thanks David for taking a pic with my son Shea. #LGM

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Virginia Sports Hall of FameSome great insight from these guys on a variety of topics!!

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Two of the classiest baseball players! Both sent me a card signed when they were playing!

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I attended this event and really enjoyed myself along with my family. I had an opportunity to ask a question and wondering how I could get the whole taping. Thanks for the pic with my son Shea and what a wonderful time. #LGM

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757!

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2 class acts

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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame shared ESPN's post.

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Brotherly love. (via @diannaESPN/Twitter)

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Happy Birthday to 2006 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame inductee, #CharlesHaley. The Gladys, Virginia native and former All-American for JMU Football, is one of only two players in NFL history to win 5 Super Bowls (Tom Brady being the other).

Haley was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015
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#HappyBirthday to Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 2018 inductee, #ChuckHartman. Hartman managed collegiate baseball for 47 seasons including 28 at Virginia Tech Athletics. Hartman's teams would win 1,444 games during his time as manager, good for 7th on the NCAA's all-time list.
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Happy Birthday Coach Hartman🎉🎂

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Big day across the state as countless student athletes sign National Letters of Intent for collegiate athletic scholarships. Scenes like this one at Manchester High School (Virginia)will be taking place all day at schools in every city and town in the Commonwealth. Maybe some future Hall of Famers in this bunch...😮 #NationalSigningDay #EarlySigningPeriod #FireUpTheFaxMachine #PeopleStillFax??
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#NationalSigningDay at #Manchester as Hakeem Beamon signs with Penn State, Brendon Clark with Notre Dame and Will Pritchard to Virginia Tech.

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame shared Davenport Sports Network's post.

Happy birthday to the 2016 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame inductee! One additional piece of info; In 1985, Sports Illustrated called Division II Virginia Union University the best team in Virginia and called the 6-9 Oakley “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth as far as Division II basketball goes.” In the CIAA Tournament that year, Oakley averaged 27 points and 18.3 rebounds, about his season average.
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On December 18, 1963 Charles Oakley was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Oakley attended John Hay High School and Virginia Union University, a Division II historically black university in Richmond, Virginia. As a senior in 1984–85 at Virginia Union, Oakley led Division II in rebounding with an average 17.3 per game. Oakley was drafted with the 9th overall pick in the 1985 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but his draft rights were traded to the Chicago Bulls. Oakley provided another scoring option and steady offensive and defensive performances to an up-and-coming Bulls squad led by Michael Jordan. Oakley would earn NBA All-Rookie Team honors in 1986. With the drafting and development of Horace Grant, the Bulls traded Oakley to the New York Knicks for center Bill Cartwright. Oakley eventually became a part of the core which the Knicks built around, which also featured Patrick Ewing, John Starks, and Mark Jackson. During the Knicks' 1994 season, which included a record 25 playoff games, Oakley started every regular season and playoff game for a record 107 starts in a single season. He was with the Knicks from 1988 to 1998, until he was traded to the Toronto Raptors for Marcus Camby. In 2001, Oakley was traded by the Raptors with a 2002 2nd-round pick to the Bulls. In 2002, Oakley signed as a free agent with the Washington Wizards, where he was reunited with former teammate Michael Jordan. He retired after a brief stint with the Houston Rockets in 2004. Oakley was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in honor of his 19-year professional basketball career. The induction ceremony was held on April 30, 2016. (Photo Credit: Collectors Den)

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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame was at Nansemond ParkwayElementary.

We are excited to spend the morning with the 4th and 5th graders at Nansemond ParkwayElementary and get them moving with math... big thank you to Mike Duman Auto Sales First Team Toyota Barton Ford Suffolk and Starr Motors for making it possible for us to impact these students!
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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame was at Nansemond ParkwayElementary.

We are excited to spend the morning with the 4th and 5th graders at Nansemond ParkwayElementary and get them moving with math... big thank you to Mike Duman Auto Sales First Team Toyota Barton Ford Suffolk and Starr Motors for making it possible for us to impact these students!
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Kiwanis Club of Grafton, VirginiaIt was nice meeting you, Will! Thank you for sharing your vision for the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. Wishing you much success!

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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame added 34 new photos — at The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center.

Photos from the 2018 Student Athlete Achievement Awards, held December 2, 2018 at the Westin Hotel. Thank you you to our sponsors, ADS Management Group, Riesbeck Contracting, Mike Duman Auto Sales, Allstar Photobooth, Davenport and Co. Lipscomb, Gregory & Young Group, Davcon INC, and Towne Investment Group.

Thank you to Katie Collett WAVY/Fox43 for emceeing the event, and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Kenny Easley, for serving as the keynote speaker.

16 finalists were chosen from over 100 nominees from across the state. 4 were chosen as the 2018 Student Athletes of the Year;

Cayla Katz - Cox High School,

Cassandra Watts - York High School,

Jason Kaiser, Jr. - Brooke Point High School,

Cason Wilburn - First Colonial High School,
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Photos from the 2018 Student Athlete Achievement Awards, held December 2, 2018 at the Westin Hotel. Thank you you to our sponsors, ADS Management Group, Riesbeck Contracting, Mike Duman Auto Sales, Allstar Photobooth, Davenport and Co. Lipscomb, Gregory & Young Group, Davcon INC, and Towne Investment Group.

Thank you to Katie Collett WAVY/Fox43 for emceeing the event, and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Kenny Easley, for serving as the keynote speaker.

16 finalists were chosen from over 100 nominees from across the state. 4 were chosen as the 2018 Student Athletes of the Year;

Cayla Katz - Cox High School,

Cassandra Watts - York High School,

Jason Kaiser, Jr. - Brooke Point High School,

Cason Wilburn - First Colonial High School,

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame shared ESPN FC's post.

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This dog made a heroic goal-line stop in an Argentine third tier match 😬

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14 years in, and we will never cease to be amazed at the quality of young people honored as part of our Student Athlete Achievement Awards. The impacts they are making and have already made in their communities are nothing short of incredible. Congratulations to the 16-finalists, and the 4 Student Athletes of the Year! Special thanks to #KennyEasley for serving as our keynote speaker, and Katie Collett WAVY/Fox43 for emceeing the event.

Student Athletes of the Year

Cayla Katz - Frank W. Cox High School

Cassandra Watts - York High School (Virginia)

Jason Kaiser, Jr. - Brooke Point High School

Cason Wilburn - First Colonial High School

2018 Finalists

Gracie Allen - Norfolk Christian Schools

Marciana Castillo - Norview High School

Julia Galbraith - St. Catherine's School

Haleigh McLean - Denbigh High School

Betsy Pollard - Western Branch High School

Josephine Williams - Loudon County High School

Noah Bateman- Granby High School

Zachary Coldsnow - Tabb High School

Matthew Davidson - Jefferson Forest High School

Jarius Howard - Oscar F. Smith High School

Logan Rawlings - Atlantic Shores Christian School

Oliver Siegfried - Maury High School

Thank you to our sponsors, Mike Duman Auto Sales, ADS Management Group, Davcon INC, #TowneInvestment, Riesbeck Contracting, #Davenport&Company, Allstar Photobooth
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Katie Collett WAVY/Fox43This is always such a great event! Have I mentioned these kids give me hope for the future? I may have mentioned that once or twice (30 times?) at the event. ;)

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Lou Pollard Congrats!

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St. Catherine's SchoolWe are proud of Julia Galbraith for representing our school and we wish her the best as she continues her running career at the Naval Academy!

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Hall of Famer 306, #KennyEasley imparting words of wisdom on this year’s finalists for the Student Athlete Achievement Awards!!

Quite a group of talented young people.
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Thanks to #KennyEasley and Mrs. Easley for coming out to this event and thank you to Katie Collett WAVY/Fox43 for being a great MC. Additional thanks to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and the sponsors for hosting this great event. It was fantastic to be among so many amazing student athletes and their families. :)

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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame is at Kilby ShoresElementary.

Did you know Fortnite and math go together?? Ask students at Kilby Shores Elementary and they’ll tell you how!
Thank you Starr Motors Mike Duman Auto Sales First Team Toyota Barton Ford Suffolk for sponsoring this program!!
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The 1968 #TangerineBowl was one of the biggest wins in Richmond Spiders Football history. This year marks the 50th anniversary of that win over Ohio University, and now the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame can claim 2 of it's inductees were big reasons the Spiders pulled off the victory! 1990 inductee, Walker Gillette, tallied 20-receptions on the day, but throwing him the ball was Class of 2019 member Buster O'Brien. O'Brien would finish the day, 39-58 for 447 yds and 4 tds! O'Brien will be inducted next April along with the rest of the incoming Class.

The video below is of Gillette and O'Brien reliving that great day in Richmond Athletics history.

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Congratulations to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame​ Class of 2019! The 8 member class features athletes, coaches, and contributors from across the Commonwealth, that will no doubt be great representatives for the Hall of Fame.

The Class of 2019 is as follows;

#RubenBrown - The Lynchburg, Virginia native from E.C. Glass High School, was a 3-time All Big East selection while at Pitt Panthers​. The 1st round NFL Draft pick of the Buffalo Bills​ was a 9-time Pro Bowl Selection in 13-seasons with the Bills and Chicago Bears.

Jeff Burton​ - The South Boston, Virginia​ native was the 1994 NASCAR​ #WinstonCupSeries Rookie of the Year. He would go on to win 21 times in NASCAR’s highest level, with an additional 254 top-10 finishes.

#WendyLarry - The legendary ODU Basketball​ head coach, guided the #LadyMonarchs to 559 wins in 25-seasons. Her teams won an unprecedented 17-consecutive CAA​ championships, while appearing in 20 NCAA tournaments, and the 1997 Final Four, finishing as the national runner-up. Old Dominion University

#MarkLenzi - From Fredericksburg, Virginia​ and Stafford Senior High School​, was a 5-time #BIG10 diving champion for Indiana University Athletics​. Lenzi would win gold in the 1-meter springboard at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics, and bronze at the 1996 Atlanta Summer games.

#HeathMiller - The Honaker High School​ and University of Virginia​ alum, would set every tight end record for Virginia Football​. Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers​, Miller would become an integral part of 2 Super Bowl winning teams, and retired as one of only 12 tight ends in NFL​ history with over 6,000 receiving yards.

William "Buster" O'Brien - The virginia beach, va native from Princess Anne High School​, O'Brien would star at quarterback for Richmond Spiders Football in the late 60's. He held every school passing record at the time of his graduation. University of Richmond​

#DebbieWhite - White was the first full-time female sportswriter in Virginia when she took a position at the Daily Press from 1974-1977. White would then go on to work in numerous capacities for Old dominion university athletics in sports information and communications over the course of three decades. White also served on numerous NCAA and US Olympic Committees.

#TomYeager - Yeager was the first and only commissioner of the Colonial Athletic Association from 1985 until his retirement in 2016. Yeager oversaw the conference as it expanded its footprint from Virginia and the Carolina's to up and down the East Coast.

The full release can be found at the link below;

vasportshof.com/class-of-2019/

2019 Induction Weekend will be April 5-6, 2019. More information regarding events and tickets will be released in December. We cannot wait to celebrate!
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Congratulations Heath! Very well deserved! 🐅🏈

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Congratulations!

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Yeah Tom! Well deserved!

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Awesome Ruben!!!

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Congratulations Wendy!

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Well deserved! Congratulations!

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HEEEEAAAATH

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Congratulations!

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Congratulations Heath!! 🎉

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CongratulationsRuben, your E. C. Glass family salutes you.

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Nice to see ODU represented so honorably by two fine leaders.

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Congratulations Wendy and Debbie, you are both deserving 🌹🌹😘

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Congratulation Heath !

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Glad to see Buster has finally made it even though it is 28 years after Walker Gillette.Geez,who do you think was throwing all those passes to Walker anyway.Both were great players and great student-athletes.Congratulations to all those selected..

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Congrats Reuben!!

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Congrats!!!!

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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame is at OaklandElementary.

No case of the Mondays here! We are at OaklandElementary in Suffolk today with our Jump Start Math Program!

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