Sports Hall of Fame Planning Underway

Nominations Wanted for Hall of PRIDE
Posted on 03/09/2021
Bishop Heelan High School is creating a Hall of PRIDE to showcase alumni who have contributed to Heelan’s athletic success and created lifelong memories treasured by fans, friends and families. 

Nominations are due May 15, 2021. Anyone can nominate a former athlete HERE or through a form at bishopheelan.org under the athletics section. A selection committee will determine who is highlighted in the hall.

The Hall of PRIDE will ultimately be an interactive kiosk that will showcase photos, video and info at the touch of a finger. It will be installed by the trophy cases at Heelan and be viewable on the BHCS website on smartphones and laptops.

The Hall of PRIDE will be a first at Heelan, according to Anthony Elias, Heelan athletic director.
“With the completion of our new high school a little over a year ago, we are excited to add another new feature to Heelan,” says Elias.

A Hall of Fame has been a dream at Heelan, added Tom Betz, a 1985 Heelan grad, former athlete and coach, now vice president of advancement. “Growing up a Crusader fan, so many of my idols are deserving of a special honor,” says Betz. “This will spark a thousand stories that help tell the history of Heelan.”

Persons eligible for the Hall of PRIDE are: 

State Champions Individual and team State Champions from any sport. Candidates are eligible five years after graduation. 

All State: Individuals/Teams who have been selected to any recognized All State Team. Candidates are eligible five years after graduation. 

Post High School Achievement: All men and women who earned varsity athletic letters during high school, and after high school experienced an outstanding athletic career or career related to athletics. 

Outstanding Contributors: All men and women who have made exceptional contributions to the athletic programs at Bishop Heelan Catholic High School.
The Hall of PRIDE Committee working on this effort are former boys and girls athletes, coaches and teachers. Members are: Brendan Burchard, Pat Collins, Anthony Elias, Carla Johnson, Katie Laures, Andy Osborne, Ron Schultz, Don Wengert and Jay Wright.

To learn how to support the project contact Betz at 712-251-1674 or tom.betz@bishopheelan.org.
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