SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont -- Two Olympic medalists, a World Series champion, national award winners, record-setting scorers and outstanding coaches made up the diverse class of 12 inducted into the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame. The dozen included two special annual inductees starting this year were unveiled, one a historic inductee and the other in memory of the Hall’s first chair of the board of directors, David Hakins.

The second annual Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Celebration presented by Casella was held on November 17, 2013 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Burlington. Master of Ceremonies of the event was WCAX TV Sports Director Mike McCune.  Click HERE for a Facebook photo gallery of the event by George Ouellette of Duck Point Photography 

2013 Inductees (click on inductee's name for individual bio page):

Charles Adams, historical pioneer, Newport

Barbara Ann Cochran, Alpine Skiing, Richmond

Keith Cieplicki, basketball, Burlington

Ollie Dunlap, football, St. Albans

Ray Fisher, baseball, Middlebury

Edward F. 'Ed' Kehoe, contributor-outdoors, Rutland/Montpelier

Billy Kidd, Alpine Skiing, Stowe/Burlington

Ralph Lapointe, multi-discipline: athlete (baseball/football)/coach (baseball)

Phil Latreille, ice hockey, Middlebury College

Raymond Pecor Jr., David K. Hakins Award, Burlington

Jean Robinson, contributor-coach, Essex Junction

Gretchen Scheuermann, field hockey, Stowe

The historical inductee honors someone from Vermont who makes his or her mark in sports outside the Green Mountain State. Not limited to a pioneer from the past, it also acknowledges a one-time Vermonter's prominent contribution in sports at the regional, national or international level. The first honoree is Newport-native Adams, a businessman who went on to found the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League in 1924.

The longtime owner of the state's lone affiliated minor league baseball team, Pecor is the first recipient of the David K. Hakins Award that honors a business leader or an organization for exceptional promotion and development of sports, athletics and recreation in the state of Vermont. It is named in memory of the late David Hakins, a businessman who was a founding member of the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame and the inspirational first president of its board of directors (click HERE for a tribute to Dave). 

The Vermont Sports Hall of Fame would like to thank its new corporate partner, Casella Resource Solutions, a longtime Vermont-based company, for its support of the induction dinner and celebration.


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