The Niagara Falls Sports Hall of Fame thanks all who attended our annual Induction Dinner!

Enjoy our slideshow featuring some memorable moments and memorable people:


Congratulations to the following inductees:

Santo Candella,
Roger Hailey,
Mickey Kerins,
Richie King,
William Kowalski,
Gary Martin,
Ed Nowicki
and Carm Porecca.

Nick Tate was voted as the receiver of The Robert Eagler Memorial Award.
(This award is given to deceased members that are voted into Hall each year.

These individuals were voted in for their contributions to the community as outstanding athletes, and or coaches, managers, organizers, officials, athletic directors, sponsors , broadcasters or volunteers.

Eligible recipients must be at least 55 years of age and must have strong ties to the Niagara Falls community. The organization, originally The Old Timers Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1968 and has had 300 members inducted.



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Fifty-two enthusiastic Western, New York baseball fans posed in front of Sal Maglie Stadium after returning from Pittsburgh, PA. The Pirates defeated the Diamondbacks in an event endorsed by the Niagara Falls Sports Hall Of Fame. Next spring, Detroit will be the destination.

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Our 2015 Induction Dinner slideshow


 

Our 2014 Dinner Slideshow



ABOUT US & HISTORY:

The Niagara Falls Sports Hall of Fame honors members of the community who have contributed to the community through their sports activities as athletes, coaches, managers, organizers, sponsors and volunteers.

The Niagara Falls Sports Hall of Fame, previously known as The Old Timers Sports Hall of Fame has been in existence since 1968. Over the past 45 years The Hall has honored 258 members of the Niagara Falls community that have contributed in some way to the field of athletics.

The Niagara Falls Sports Hall of Fame elects members into the Hall once a year. A person may be nominated for the Hall, but he must be elected into the Hall - a nomination does not guarantee induction into the Hall.

  • Harold Quinn and Pep DiRamio founded this organization in 1968. Eligible recipients must be 55 years of age or older to be considered for induction.
  • In 1975, the Pep DiRamio Award was established to recognize a member of the committee for special efforts in the success of our program.
  • In 1997, the Memorial Award was established to recognize the deceased individuals who were never selected.
  • In 1991, John Laurendi and Tony Quaranto reorganized the Hall after it had been discontinued.
  • The Niagara Falls Sports Hall of Fame meets the second Wednesday of every month.