PENNSYLVANIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME – ROBERT “TICK” CLOHERTY WESTERN CHAPTER

EXECUTIVE BOARD ANNOUNCES ITS 2022 INDUCTEES TO BE HONORED AT OUR ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER
ON  APRIL 22, 2023 – AT THE SHERATON HOTEL IN STATION SQUARE AT 6:00 PM

OUR 2022 INDUCTEES INCLUDE NOTABLE PLAYERS, COACHES AND SPORTS PERSONALTIES.
WILLIAM CLEARY,   CINDY DALLAS,   CHRISTA HARMOTTO DIETZEN,   KAITLYN ORSTEIN-FIFE,  
BRUCE GRADKOWSKI,   DAVE HROVAT, KIM CALHOUN PARHAM &   PAUL STEIGERWALD

WE WILL ALSO BE HONORING SEVERAL DECEASED INDUCTEES:

  • ROBERT BARNSLEY “BERT” CRADDOCK,
  • ROBERT WAITE CRADDOCK
  • JOSH GIBSON

THESE HONOREES WILL JOIN OVER 700 HUNDRED PREVIOUS INDUCTEES DURING THE PAST FIFTY YEARS

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The Robert “Tick” Cloherty – Western Chapter is the largest of thirty 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 Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame was formed in 1962 and the following year two Western Pennsylvania sports legends from our chapter; Stan Musial 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 1962. The Western chapter supported Western Inductees at State Dinners from 1963 – 1970 before holding their first Chapter Ceremonial Dinner in 1971 and thus, this banquet marks our milestone 51th anniversary Ceremonial. In 2016 our Executive Board rechristened and rechartered the chapter to honor our long-time leader, Robert “Tick” Cloherty, who had served as our Chapter President from 1987– 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 747 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”.

FROM THE PENNSYLVANIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME

The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame’s 2022 Ceremonial Dinner
will be held on October 29, 2022  at The Reading Marriott in Reading, PA.

FROM THE ROBERT “TICK” CLOHERTY CHAPTER SPORTS HOF

The Robert “Tick” Cloherty Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Frame’s 2022  Ceremonial Dinner will be held on April 23, 2023 at the Pittsburgh Sheraton at Station Square.

Who we are – What we do – Why us ?

To: Our Current Members, Prospective Members & Sponsors

Our primary purpose is to recognize the lifetime achievements of outstanding individuals involved in athletic programs as players, coaches, athletic directors, officials, broadcasters, sportswriters, and other sports personalities.

As one of 30 statewide Chapters of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, we focus on honoring individuals that are all connected through sports to our Western Pennsylvania region.

During the past 50 years over 650 individuals have been honored for their significant athletic achievements and lifetime contributions through sports.

Notable inductees include: Roberto Clemente, Roger Kingdom, Bill Fralic, Arnold Palmer, Dwight White, Swin Cash George Novak, Tom Bradley, Sean Casey, Bob Pompeani and many others.

These lifetime achievements generally include an extended level of direct participation and demonstrated track record of successful accomplishments in a specific sport or a group of sports activities.

Since 2017 we have made charitable donations in excess of $30,000 to worthy foundations that support youth sports programs here in Western PA.

For the past 50 years, we have operated as a volunteer group of dedicated individuals to identify outstanding candidates for induction into this prestigious Sports Hall of Fame for Western PA. We honor 10-12 individuals at our annual Induction Ceremony and Awards Dinner at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel.

We are actively soliciting new members and financial sponsors to expand our programs in 2022 and 2023. Please contact me or one of our Board Members for additional information.

Sincerely Yours,
Jack Teitz – President-Elect
(412) 855-7625

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.

Sponsorship Programs

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Membership Information

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2022 Inductee Annual Awards Dinner

2022 Inductee Annual Awards Dinner

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Campbell Family Distinguished Achievement Award For 2022

Campbell Family Distinguished Achievement Award

2022 Honoree is Josh Gibson, Click Here for more details

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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