GREEN BAY, WI – USA TODAY NETWORK – Wisconsin announced, during its Wisconsin High School Sports Awards program on Friday night, that it has created the state’s first High School Sports Hall of Fame to honor and recognize the most noteworthy in high school sports, so that the stories and the examples of the leaders paving the way for the future of our state’s most treasured past time will live on for generations to come.
“High school sports is the essence of our pride here in Wisconsin,” said Pamela Henson, Regional President of USA TODAY NETWORK – Wisconsin. “It is where we first develop our love and passion for sports, and how individuals, families, organizations, and businesses ultimately unite to become a community.”
Henson continued, “We are so proud to offer this service to our state. It is a long time coming.”
The Wisconsin High School Sports Hall of Fame will launch in 2018, and will feature high school athletes from the early 1900s to present time. Formal inductions will take place at the USA TODAY NETWORK – Wisconsin High School Sports Awards ceremony, which are held every year in May. The initial phase of the Hall of Fame will be virtual, but will have the potential to develop into a permanent, physical facility.