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DECC Athletic Hall of Fame seeking nominations

The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) Athletic Hall of Fame is seeking nominations from the public for its Class of 2019.

A nominee must have gained national or international sports prominence as an athlete, coach, administrator or another tie and must have a connection with northeastern Minnesota or northwestern Wisconsin through birth, residence or sports affiliation. In addition, a nominee must have also completed his or her competitive or coaching career.

Nominations should include a letter of recommendation and must be accompanied by a resume of accomplishments. The deadline for the submitting nominations is Thursday, Jan. 31, after which a committee will select the Class of 2019. The committee also encourages nominations for deceased individuals whose career accomplishments meet the criteria requirements. Nominations should be sent to:

Rick Weegman
Duluth News Tribune, Sports Dept.
424 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802

The DECC Hall of Fame inducted its first class in 1968 and has 68 members. Portraits and biographies of all inductees are displayed at Duluth’s Amsoil Arena.

The 27th Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be Thursday, May 16 at the DECC’s Horizon Room and includes a social hour, dinner, keynote speaker and award presentations. Ticket availability and other event details will be announced soon.