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California Sports Hall of Fame Announces its Class of 2011 Inductees

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
California sports celebrities to sign autographs, meet and greet fans, auction off rare sports memorabilia, with proceeds to benefit thousands of at-risk youth

Sports fans and the media are invited to attend the California Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2011 Induction Ceremony. During this exciting 5th annual induction ceremony, five California sports icons will receive recognition and become a permanent part of California sports history:
  • Dick Vermeil: NFL Superbowl Champ, St. Louis Rams
  • College: San Jose State University, Born: Calistoga, CA
  • Mike Haynes: NFL Hall of Famer, Los Angeles Raiders
  • Ken Norton: WBC Heavyweight Champion, World Boxing Hall of Famer, Home: San Diego, CA
  • Tony Lopez: 3-time World Boxing Champion
  • Born: Sacramento, CA
  • Bob Miller: Play-by-Play Announcer, “Voice of the LA Kings”
Many former inductees will be in attendance to sign autographs, meet and greet guests and welcome the Class of 2011. Past inductees that have been invited include California sports celebrities such as Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Willie Mays, Reggie Jackson, David “Deacon” Jones, Eric Dickerson, Tommy Lasorda, Dan Fouts, Dave Winfield, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mike Powell, Tom Flores, Marcus Allen, Cheryl Miller, Karch Kiraly and more.

Plus, guests will have the chance to win rare sports memorabilia during silent and live auctions, with proceeds to benefit thousands of at-risk California children. The California Sports Hall of Fame provides scholarships to disadvantaged student athletes and hosts free athletic clinics for at-risk youth, featuring active and retired professional athletes and Olympians.

WHEN: Sunday, February 27: Induction Reception: 5:00 p.m. | Induction Dinner & Ceremony: 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Ontario Convention Center | 2000 E. Convention Center Way | Ontario, CA 91764

COST: Induction Dinner & Ceremony: $260 per ticket; Induction Reception, Dinner & Ceremony: $400 per ticket

FOR MORE INFO: Call (909) 481-3541, e-mail or visit
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