History of the Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame, Inc.
In 1995, a group of local sports enthusiasts gathered to consider how they might begin a process of recognizing, as well as, honoring those who have and those who will contribute to sports from the Chattahoochee Valley. After a series of meetings, the organization we know today as the Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame, Inc., came into existence.
The organization, a 501-C-3 “not-for-profit” corporation, was issued its’ certificate of incorporation by the Georgia Secretary of State, Max Cleland, on December 27, 1995. The purpose for which the Corporation was organized was/is to create and sponsor a sports “Hall of Fame” for the Chattahoochee Valley. The initial Board of Directors were Charles B. Morrow, Jim White, H.B. “Spec” Richardson, Cecil Darby, and A.J. McClung. Nominations for consideration for selection into the “Hall of Fame” may be made only by members of the “Hall of Fame” Selection Committee of the Corporation. Categories in which all nominees are slotted for consideration include: Baseball, Football, Basketball, Golf, Coaching, Contributors, Track, Tennis, Hockey, Multi-Sports, and Other Sports. The first class inducted into the “Hall of Fame” was the “Class of 1996”.
The Corporation is governed by its’ Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, typically meeting monthly as follows:
July, August, September- Review profiles of nominees and elect induction class.
October- Annual fund-raising Golf Tournament.
November, December, January- Plan and prepare for annual Induction Banquet.
February- Annual Induction Banquet
Eligibility requirements for induction into the “Hall of Fame” are governed by Article 10 of its’ Articles of Incorporation. Nominee qualifications are subjected to an authentication during the review process and must be submitted in writing no later than June 15 for consideration for election in the subsequent years.
Nominee recommendations, including a brief profile of the nominee’s sports accomplishments may be made in writing and mailed to the following address:
Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame, Inc.
PO Box 1519
Columbus, Georgia 31902
The Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame, Inc., maintains a 3,500 square foot inductee memorabilia display area in the Columbus Civic Center in which memorabilia of over one-hundred (100) past year inductees is on display for the viewing public.