Monday, September 23, 2013

Boulder Sports Hall of Fame 2013

Boulder Sports Hall of Fame 2013

I'm helping with this great event that is coming up this Saturday. Passing along for any others that might want to attend - it's free but they are asking for donations if you can.

Sept. 28
Help out those in need while mingling with some of Boulder’s greatest endurance athletes followed by a dance party.
WHAT: Boulder Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Joanne Ernst (Triathlon), Dale Stetina (Cycling; who will not be able to attend), Gary Lacy (Community Service), Steve Jones (Running); and Pat Ament (Climbing).
WHERE: Avalon Ballroom, 6193 Arapahoe,
WHEN: Sept. 28 ... cocktail hour/silent auction opens at 5 p.m.; Induction 7-9 p.m. dance ends at 11 p.m.
Donate your shoes and athletic clothing at the door for distribution to flood victims and to others in need, through the Fourmile Fire Department.
COST:  No charge; drink and dinner tickets available. or Email: or Phone:  720 295-0426.

Funds for the Fourmile Canyon Fire Department, to aid flood victims, can be donated at the Sept. 28 induction ceremony. The event is an all-volunteer effort, coordinated by the Boulder Climbing Community and One World Running, two local non-profit organizations.

Criteria include five years living in Boulder County, as well as significant accomplishments in each individual's sports. Each sport has its own selection committee. Details, or to nominate local athletes for future classes:

RUNNING: Steve Jones, 58,  is considered one of the greatest marathoners ever. A former marathon and half marathon world record holder, his 1986 Chicago Marathon win is still ranked among the best races ever.

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Gary Lacy is person most responsible for Boulder's creek and bike path system. After being hired by Susan Osborne nearly 30 years ago, as the City's greenbelt coordinator, Lacy overcame tremendous obstacles, from residents, bureaucracies and nature, in pushing to get the bike path installed. A longtime outdoorsman, Lacy also designed and put in the kayak course on Boulder Creek.

CYCLING: Dale Stetina, 57, Dale was a Olympic cyclist; a long-time U.S. member of the national team; U.S. road race national champ, and two-time winner of the Boulder-based Coors Classic, an event seminal in the development of the U.S. cycling boom. Dale hails from a cycling family; his father was a top cyclist in Indiana, and his three brothers also races. His son, Peter, is now a professional cyclist. Dale was seriously injured in an accident in Left Hand Canyon three weeks ago, and is recuperating. He will not be able to attend the Sept. 28 ceremony; his induction will be delayed until the 2014 event.

CLIMBING: Pat Ament, 67, is one of the most accomplished climber/writers ever. His books include "High over Boulder,"; "Masters of Rock"; "Eldorado -- A Rock Climber's Guide" and "Climbing Everest." Ament, a photographer, film maker, poet and artist, began climbing in the late 1950s. He used his collegiate gymnast skills to put up first ascents and "challenging problems" on Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder and elsewhere. During his five decades of climbing, Pat climbed with some of the best, including Layton Kor, the late climbing legend who was the 2011 Boulder Sports Hall of Fame inductee.

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