The Ashe County Sports Hall of Fame will hold its Sixth Annual Banquet and Induction Ceremony on Saturday, April 27 at Ashe County High School. The Ashe County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet will begin at 6 p.m. with a catered dinner by Smoky Mountain Barbeque followed by the induction ceremony.
The Keynote Speaker for the 2013 Ashe County Sports Hall of Fame will be Coach Bucky Waters. Coach Waters played collegiate basketball at North Carolina State University. He served as Head Coach for the Men’s Basketball program for 10 years at Duke University and prior to that he coached for four years at West Virginia University.
Coach Waters is currently employed by ESPN as a sports commentator for college basketball. Coach Waters has ties to Ashe County where he coached at Ashe Central High School in 1958-59. He also serves on the Board of Directors for The V Foundation and on the Development Board for the Durham Rescue Mission.
Inductees into the Ashe County Sports Hall of Fame this year are Christopher J. Barr, Kevin Wayne Jones, Jon Robert Jordan, and Frank Roland.
The Ashe County Sports Hall of Fame seeks to recognize and honor sportsmen and women in individual and team sports, including representatives from not only the traditional ball sports of basketball, football, baseball & golf; but also hunting, game fishing, racing, and many others. The Committee seeks to recognize and perpetuate the noteworthy sportsman traditions of Ashe County by memorializing individuals and teams who have made extraordinary contributions to sports traditions in Ashe County. Nominations may be submitted year round and remain on file for consideration each year.
The Committee encourages the public to submit an application for any individuals (living or deceased) or teams meeting the above criteria.
The Ashe County Sports Hall of Fame consists of the following Committee members: Mike Badger, Graham Caddell, Marc Payne, Scott Grubb, Dr. Hank Clay, MaryAnne Moore, Tony Eldreth, David Miller, Bobby Hudler, Michael Vannoy, Shane Simmons, Billy Smith, and Doug Spell.
Tickets to the dinner and induction ceremony are available for purchase from the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce, WKSK radio station, Smoky Mountain Barbeque, or a committee member. Tickets prices are $20 per person for adults, $15 per person for ages 18 and under.
For additional information please call Doug Spell at 336-877-6693 or Graham Caddell at 336-246-6001 or contact any other Committee member.