The Sports ETA Hall of Fame Committee was established in 2017 to honor those who have played a vital role in the success and promotion of the Sports Events and Tourism Association and have contributed significantly to the advancement of the sports events and tourism industry. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to promote the professional management of, longstanding service to, and major achievements in, the sports events and tourism industry by honoring those individuals who exemplify the highest values of Sports ETA in their careers and by recognizing the positive impact of their legacies on current and future generations of Sports ETA members.

Induction into the Sports ETA Hall of Fame is considered to be the equivalent of a lifetime achievement award. Honorees have typically spent decades in the sports events and tourism industry; they have been leaders in the industry;  and they have an extensive list of accomplishments locally, nationally, and even internationally in some cases.

For questions contact Sports ETA Hall of Fame Committee Chair, Mike Millay, at mike.millay@clancyssports.com or 407.341.8335.

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Committee Membership

Initial representation on the Hall of Fame Committee was by appointment from members of the Sports ETA Leadership Council and approved by the Sports ETA Board of Directors. Terry Hasseltine, former Sports ETA Chairman, had the idea for the Sports ETA Hall of Fame and led the startup and early activities of the committee.The committee shall be comprised of not more than five (5) members who will be identified as the Hall of Fame Committee. The current committee is chaired by Mike Millay, with Hill Carrow, Denny Gann, Tara Green, and Rick Hatcher serving as committee members. The Hall of Fame Committee selects all honorees to be inducted into the Sports ETA Hall of Fame. The Committee elects its chairman and each committee member serves a three-year term. Committee members are eligible to serve one successive term upon majority vote of all committee members.

Induction of Honorees

The process to be used by the Committee for Induction of Honorees into the Sports ETA Hall of Fame is as follows:

  • Induction occurs annually following review of nominations and approval of the Sports ETA Hall of Fame Committee.
  • Nominations from Sports ETA members are highly encouraged.
  • Posthumous nominations are encouraged.
  • Nomination must include an official Hall of Fame biography.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Sports ETA Hall of Fame, honorees must be classified into one of the following categories:

Destination Member: Must have had a career of at least 10 years for induction by virtue of extraordinary service to the Sports ETA regardless of length of the nominee’s career.

Rights Holder: Member Nominee who has conducted events with Sports ETA members and rendered continuous outstanding service to the Sports ETA.

Industry Partner: Nominee who has rendered continuous and outstanding service to the Sports ETA.

Special Service Nominee: Nominee who has rendered continuous and outstanding service to the Sports ETA.

Organizer, Promoter, Sponsor of Sporting Events and Programs: Nominee who has rendered continuous and outstanding service to the Sports ETA.

After induction to the Sports ETA Hall of fame, inductees will be recognized on a permanent basis by inclusion on the Sports ETA Hall of Fame page or section of the organization's website with an appropriate Hall of Fame bio and photo.