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2020 NCSHOF Induction Events Postponed to May 6 - 7, 2021

Raleigh, North Carolina - The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame announced today that its annual Induction Banquet, scheduled for Friday, May 1, 2020, at the Raleigh Convention Center, has been postponed until May 7, 2021, due to the Coronavirus outbreak. 

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors met via conference call Tuesday morning and unanimously approved moving the induction of the 2020 class as the Class of 2021.   

Hall of Fame President Nora Lynn Finch said, “With the global impact of COVID-19, events within our state and nationally, are being impacted. In this unprecedented situation, we feel that this decision, however disappointing, is in the interest of public health and necessary in light of the current situation.” 

NC Sports Hall of Fame 2021 Inductees

The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame is honored to announce its 2021 induction class. The new members, listed alphabetically, are Debbie Antonelli, Muggsy Bogues, Mack Brown, Dennis Craddock, Dr. Charles Kernodle, Mac Morris, Trot Nixon, Julius Peppers, Bobby Purcell, Judy Rose, Tim Stevens and Donnell Woolford.

They will be enshrined during the 57th annual Induction Banquet on the evening of Friday, May 7, 2021 at the Raleigh Convention Center. An afternoon news conference and reception will be held on May 6, 2021, at 4 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History, located at 5 East Edenton Street.

“This year’s class encompasses all fields of athletics, including professional, collegiate, high school and special achievements,” said Nora Lynn Finch, president of the Hall. “This 57th class of inductees and their outstanding accomplishments continue to build on the rich sports heritage of North Carolina."

"We look forward to celebrating this special time in our state’s sports history.”

Please see attached news release with the full announcement.  Click on the link below to register (or the attached hard copy registration form) to attend our 57th Annual Induction Events!  


The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, which inducted its first class in 1963, celebrates excellence and extraordinary achievement in athletics. The Hall of Fame also commemorates and memorializes exceptional accomplishments in sports for the inspiration and enjoyment of all North Carolinians, especially the youth, through popular exhibits and educational displays.

Notable accomplishments of many of the Hall of Fame members are showcased in a 3,500-square foot museum on the third floor of the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. The museum’s address is 5 East Edenton Street, and it is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.


NCSHOF currently has 375 members,

the first class was inducted in 1963.


The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame is located on the third floor

of the N.C Museum of History in downtown Raleigh.

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