The Robert “Tick” Cloherty – Western Chapter is the largest of thirty one affiliated chapters across the state that comprise the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. The state organization is divided into four regions with our Robert “Tick” Cloherty – Western Chapter being one of six affiliates that comprise the Western Region.

The PA Sports HOF was formed in 1962 and the following year three Western Pennsylvania sports legends from our chapter, Stan Musial, Arnold Palmer and Harold “Pie” Traynor, were enshrined with the inaugural State Class of 1963. Our own organization, known initially as the Western Chapter, was chartered by the State in 1971 and this year’s banquet marks our milestone 50th anniversary as a state affiliate. In 2016, our Executive Board rechristened the chapter to honor our long-time leader, Robert “Tick” Cloherty, who had served as our Chapter President from 1987 to 2016 and who this day continues to provide valuable leadership to our Board.

Since 1971 and including this year’s Class, our Robert “Tick” Cloherty-Western Chapter has inducted a grand total of 736 notable area sports figures, 157 of whom have subsequently been enshrined among the 745 total inductees into our state’s Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame as well. Our Chapter’s annual induction ceremonial banquet is a celebratory gathering of hundreds of inductee family members and friends plus a star-studded assemblage of past inductees and “just plain” sports fans, all of whom attend each event to celebrate yet another group of outstanding Western Pennsylvania athletes.

Chapter membership is open to all and our annual fee is $10.00. We rely on your annual dues submissions to enable us to continue honoring these outstanding sports celebrities, so please choose either to become a first-time member or to renew your current membership by completing and mailing the form that appears on the opposite page in this program, along with your check made out to “Western Chapter”. Paying your 2021 dues also gives you the opportunity to vote for our Chapter Class of 2022 nominees as well as the State Class of 2022 nominees. Your support is always greatly appreciated.

FROM THE PENNSYLVANIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame’s Ceremonial Dinner
will be held on Saturday October 30, 2021 at the Pittsburgh
Sheraton at Station Square.

FROM THE ROBERT “TICK” CLOHERTY CHAPTER SPORTS HALL OF FAME FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Robert “Tick” Cloherty Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports
Hall of Fame’s 50th Anniversary Ceremonial will be held at noon
on October 30, 2021 at the Pittsburgh Sheraton at Station Square

President’s Message

On behalf of the Executive Board of the Robert “Tick” Cloherty – Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, I  welcome you to our website.

Dan Carr - President of the Western ChapterIt is our hope that this user-friendly network will enable us to more effectively communicate with our membership and encourage others to join our ranks in honoring those stellar athletes, coaches, and other luminaries who have brought honor to themselves and the Western Pennsylvania region through their legendary achievements as competitors, instructors, administrators, mentors and chroniclers.
When visiting our web-site, please take the time to review the celebrated accomplishments of our past inductees and, if you are not currently listed on our membership rolls, learn how becoming a member entitles you to nominate worthy candidates for enshrinement and grants voting privileges for both the Robert “Tick” Cloherty – Western Chapter and the Pennsylvania State Hall of Fame ballots.

Sincerely,


Dan Carr, President
Robert “Tick” Cloherty – Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame

GATHERING OF FOOTBALL COACHES


Eleven of the twelve coaches have been induced into the Robert “Tick” Cloherty Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, as is Franco Harris. Bob Palko is still an active coach. Franco Harris, George Novak and Jim Render are State Inductees.

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Bears great Jim “Jimbo” covert joins Steeler greats Mel Blount, Franco Harris  and other as Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame inductees in the NFL Hall of Fame.

Franco Harris
Western HOF – 2008
State HOF – 2008
NFL HOF – 1980

Jim Covert
Western HOF – 1995
State HOF – 2012
NFL HOF – 2021

Mel Blunt
Western HOF – 2012
State HOF – 2012
NFL HOF – 1989


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