Created in 2003 as a 501c(3)
non-profit, the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame has inaugurated twelve
Atlanta area sports icons. The inaugural Class, inducted in June,
homerun king Hank Aaron, Braves manager Bobby Cox, Georgia Tech
football coach Bobby Dodd, legendary golfer Bobby Jones, Falcon
linebacker Tommy Nobis and Hawks basketball star Dominque Wilkins.
The 2006 class includes heavyweight boxing champion Evander
Holifield, Olympian Wyomia Tyus, Braves pitcher Phil Nikro,
Atlanta Black Cracker “Red” Moore, Tech coach Bobby Cremins, and
legendary sportswriter Furman Bisher.
Nominations for the 2007 class open October 1 and close November
30, 2006. Nomination forms and procedures for your sports
enthusiasts can be found at www.AtlantaSportsHallofFame.com.
To schedule one of the speakers on the back, please contact Cheryl
Stephenson by e-mail,
or phone, 770-254-8352 with your requested speaker and potential
If you would like for one of
our Board Members to come out to your event, please request a
Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame
Larry Winter, Founder and President, Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame.
Great athletes are focused, disciplined, value teamwork and are
motivated to succeed. The same can be said of Larry Winter,
President and Founder of the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. Winter
has combined a passion for sports history and memorabilia with his
love of Atlanta to create the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. Hear
how Winter turned his dream into an all volunteer organization
that is honoring Atlanta sports heroes, remembering great moments
in Atlanta sports history, and preserving the past for future
generations of sports fans.
James A. Riley. Jim Riley is the foremost authority on
baseball’s Negro Leagues, and author of numerous books about the
Negro Leagues, including the landmark The Biographical
Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues. He has appeared on
radio, television documentaries, and presented “Celebrating the
Negro Leagues” in venues ranging from the Smithsonian Institute to
Atlanta’s King Middle School.
Serra. Carolyn Serra is the director of the Braves Museum and
Hall of Fame at Turner Field, a position she’s held for 9 years.
The museum has welcomed more than 700,000 visitors since opening
its doors in 1997, and is recognized as the most successful
baseball museum in the major leagues. She speaks on “Braves
Darnell. Tim Darnell is an Atlanta-based writer and editor
with more than 20 years of professional journalistic experience.
Currently the editor of Southern Political Report, Darnell is the
author of The Crackers: Early Days of Atlanta Baseball, the
only book ever written about the most successful minor league
baseball team in history.
Alterman. Joel Alterman’s love of baseball led to the 50th
Anniversary Celebration of the 1954 Atlanta Crackers. Using his
30+ years of marketing expertise from IBM and the Atlanta
Committee for the Olympic Games, he organized the two-day event to
honor the anniversary of the winning season of his favorite
Cheryl Stephenson. Cheryl Stephenson is a retired public
relations executive who serves on the Board of Directors for the
Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. With the organization since its
inception, she shares the behind-the-scenes story of the Atlanta
Sports Hall of Fame -- its programs, inductees and vision for the