A Message From Our President…
July 24, 2023 – On behalf of the Officers and Executive Board members of the Robert “Tick” Cloherty – Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, we welcome you to our website.
As a preeminent Sports Hall of Fame, our mission is to recognize the career accomplishments of outstanding athletes, coaches, and other sports luminaries who have distinguished themselves through their individual performances and team successes in the Western Pennsylvania region. Our inductees represent many different sports including baseball, basketball, boxing, football, golf, hockey, soccer, swimming, tennis, wrestling, and others.
During the past fifty-two years, we have inducted over 725 incredibly talented people into our Sports Hall of Fame. Highlights of the outstanding career accomplishments for all our Western Chapter inductees are available on this website. Notable inductees include: Roberto Clemente, Roger Kingdom, Bill Fralic, Arnold Palmer, Dwight White, Swin Cash, George Novak, Tom Bradley, Sean Casey, Bob Pompeani, and Art Rooney.
Our user-friendly website enables us to effectively communicate with the general public and with our members (currently over 550). We want to encourage you to join our ranks as a voting member and help us to honor athletes, coaches, and sports personalities who continue to give back to our community in so many positive ways. As a member of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame “Tick’ Western Chapter, you will receive an annual ballot to help us select new inductees for our Class of 2024. This year’s ballot of extraordinarily qualified nominees will be mailed to all current Sports HOF members in September 2023.
The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 2023 Induction Ceremonial and Dinner on October 28, 2023, in Allentown, PA. This year’s Inductees into the State Sports HOF from the “Tick” Western Chapter are Art Howe and Russ Grimm. Ticket information is available on the PA Sports HOF website.
Please note that the 2024 Induction Ceremonial and Dinner for the “Tick” Western Chapter will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Station Square on April 27, 2024, at 6:00 pm.
As time permits, please review our website for information on membership and view the accomplishments of our past inductees, as well as experience some of the highlights from our recent annual awards programs.
Sincerely – Jack Teitz, President
Robert “Tick” Cloherty – Western Chapter
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame