It’s one of the highlights on my calendar.
Tonight at Carmen’s, the Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame inducts the Class of 2013.
And what an induction class it is.
Bernie Custis, Tom Gallagher, Clara Hughes, Rick Joslin, Dr. David Levy, Bill Sturrup and the 1972 Hamilton Hurricanes.
I’ve met and interviewed all of them, except for Gallagher, who I never had the pleasure of meeting.
But knowing what these individuals and the ’72 Canes accomplished, and more importantly, the people they entertained and inspired, is my greatest takeaway.
The list of awards and accolades the Class of 2013 has collected over the years is mind boggling.
Whether is was winning the Grey Cup or Olympic medals, laying the foundation of a popular sport, helping athletes recover from injuries, or bringing all kinds of sports to your radio, this group did it all.
And they did it was determination, grace, and maybe most importantly, they did it with humility.
In today’s world of in your face, trash talking sports stars… it’s nice to know that the good guys and girls not only have a place in the sports landscape… but they are successful and inspiring.
Congratulations to the Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2013.