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Student-Athlete Program

2021 Student-Athlete Program

Over the past three years the NCSHOF, with the support of sponsors, has provided an opportunity for over 700 middle and high school student-athletes and chaperones to attend the NCSHOF Induction Banquet on a Friday night in early May at the Raleigh Convention Center, and the NCSHOF Salute to Student-Athletes program the following Saturday morning at the NC Museum of History. 

Because this year's Induction events were postponed and now fall over the summer break, and the current school system policy stating “For the upcoming year, in-person field trips have been suspended to ensure the safety of our students and employees,” we explored new and engaging ways to connect with the student-athletes.

In keeping with our vision, The NCSHOF will continue to expand and strengthen our association with all citizens of North Carolina, especially the youth, through popular exhibits and educational displays, the 2021 Student-Athlete Program went all virtual!  Below were the resources we provided to the participating schools - and now available to all -  in an effort to reach far more student-athletes than ever before. 

2021 Student-Athlete Program Resources
Session 1 Resources presented by Pierce Group Benefits .  (Just click on the links below):

Session 2 Resources, presented by Teall Capital:

  • Enjoy watching this inspiring interview with Phil Ford from March 2021!  Ford is a 1991 Hall of Fame Inductee and proud supporter of the Student-Athlete Program.
  • Check out our brand new 360 Tour of the Hall of Fame Museum!  As NCSHOF Student-Athlete Program participants, you are among the first visitors to experience this exciting new tour of our Exhibit! Click on the large white circles to move through the space, and use your mouse or your arrow keys to maneuver around. You can view full screen, zoom in, and spin around, too. Be sure to keep an eye out for some of our staff. They’re waiting throughout the exhibit to introduce you to new sections as you “stroll” through.
  • Special Highlights from the 2011 Naismith Good Sportsmanship Awards honoring Kay Yow, Dean Smith and Mike Krzyzewski.
  • March Hall Pass Newsletter, featuring Mary Garber, a sports media pioneer.

     Session 3 Virtual Panel, May 12 at 7:00pm.   We are excited to share our first ever Virtual Student-Athlete Program Panel: "Legends of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow” presented by NC Farm Bureau Insurance Group.  Panelists included Class of 2021 NCSHOF Inductees Muggsy Bogues—one of the most celebrated basketball players in Wake Forest University and Charlotte Hornets' history—Debbie Antonelli—famed NC State shooting guard and long-time basketball TV commentator--George Williams -- Legendary and Olympic Track & Field Coach and Will Shipley--Weddington High School football standout. Additionally, Ryan senior writer and co-host of Marty and McGee, which airs on SEC Network and ESPN Radio— moderated the panel. 

    Be sure to visit our YouTube channel to see other inspirational videos from Hall of Fame members. 

    NCSHOF Student-Athlete Program Mission:
    To engage, inspire, and support youth and their development through sports history education.

Student-Athlete Program Testimonials

NCSHOF Student-Athlete Program, By the Numbers:  2017 was the first year of this program with 188 student-athletes and chaperones in attendance from 22 school systems or schools. In 2018, we had 258 student-athletes and chaperones in attendance from 39 school systems or schools. In 2019, we had 219 student-athletes and chaperones in attendance from 31 school systems or schools.

If you wish to sponsor your county or school for 2022 let us hear from you

Email or call us to learn more about this unique opportunity.  

Bobby Guthrie -

Phone:  919-604-7136

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