From the Friends of San Clemente Beaches, Parks and Recreation Foundation --
The “Friends of San Clemente” Beaches, Parks & Recreation Foundation, a charitable foundation that focuses on supporting programs for our community is pleased to announce its official launch of the Sports Hall of Fame.
The Sports Hall of Fame will appear on a dedicated wall at the San Clemente Aquatics Center and will formally recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions and dedication to San Clemente youth sports; or serving as a role model in the spirit of sportsmanship, athletics, and teamwork.
The program, which was approved by the , is being administered by the Friends of San Clemente.
The Friends of San Clemente has formed a 7-member selection committee, responsible for the review of nominees and approval of those who will appear on the Sports Hall of Fame.
The committee includes:
- Don Kindred - Friends Foundation & Publisher of The San Clemente Journal
- John Dorey - Friends Foundation
- Sam Masotto – San Clemente Little League President
- Steve Pezman – San Clemente Surfer & Publisher; Surfing Heritage Foundation
- Norb Garrett - Publisher & Founder of San Clemente Times
- Sandy Kos - San Clemente Aquatics programs
- Jim Evert – San Clemente City Council
The selection committee has established an election process that will take place once each year. During this launch year, up to ten individuals will be inducted in the Sports Hall of Fame, and up to three maximum annually in subsequent years.
The public is encouraged to submit applications to nominate individuals for the Sports Hall of Fame during the nomination submittal period of September through mid November.
All nominees must meet the selection criteria determined by the Friends of San Clemente. The criteria are outlined in the Sports Hall of Fame application which is available on the Friends of San Clemente website at www.FriendsofSanClemente.org and the City’s website at www.san-clemente.org.
Selections will be made by mid-December with formal recognition at an annual Friends of San Clemente spring “Friend”raiser event at the Aquatics Center located at Vista Hermosa Sports Park.
Attached in PDF form is the nomination form.