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Dear Fellow ISHA Members,

I hope this communication finds you doing well and preparing for a relaxing and enjoyable time with your family and friends for the upcoming holidays.

Thank you for your dedication to preserve and promote sports heritage through your institution, company, or personal commitment. Among your member benefits is a commitment to provide annual support to members through the Founders’ Fund. Each year we ask the board members to lead by example and donate to the fund. Please consider joining us again this year in supporting this great cause for our industry.

The purpose of the Founders’ Fund is to offer financial funding to members to attend the conference, as well as to support special projects of our member institutions. The Founders’ Fund exists solely to support you and your facility and your fellow ISHA members. Each year, through an application process, the committee reviews submissions and makes recommendations to the Board on conference grants for members to attend the conference and on special projects grants for member institutions to complete a project that their facility has on their list of goals.

We are inviting you, as someone who shares our passion, to join the board and fellow members with a tax-deductible donation during this annual gift campaign. Your support will honor the true spirit of sports, while helping others in our industry.

The past two years were challenging for ISHA and the Founder’s Fund as they were for all of us. Our annual fund-raising efforts were curbed due to not being able to hold the annual conference. We have some ground to make up. Won’t you consider helping the Founder’s Fund in continuing to assist our members in promoting sports heritage and preserving our history? Thank you in advance for your consideration and commitment.

For ease in donating, please visit the ISHA website at this link:

https://sportsheritage.org/isha-grants/founders-fund/

I am making my personal donation today. My institution is also supporting the fund through an annual pledge. Won’t you join me?

Thanks so much and may you experience joy and blessings in the New Year!

Kent Sturman

Chairman, ISHA Founder’s Fund Committee

December 20, 2022
There are nearly 150 institutions located in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia that are Regular Members of ISHA. In addition, various corporations and individuals participate in and contribute to the growth of ISHA as Associate Members.

The ISHY Awards program was established to provide recognition for excellence in publications and exhibits by all member sports museums, hall of fame, or sports heritage organizations, regardless of size or budget, based upon a competition evaluated by ISHA members. Here is a look at this year’s winners:

2022 Award Winners ISHY
Category A. Book, printed hard cover or soft bound (Equal to Or Less 250K)
Mason County Sports Hall of Fame – Class Of 2020/2021 Mason County Sports Hall of Fame

Category A. Book, printed hard cover or soft bound (Over 250K US)
USGA Museum and Library – Swing Time: A Celebration Of Golf And Music

Category B. Non book publication (Over 250K US)
Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame – Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame: Honouring Excellence (Annual Program)

Category C-A. Marketing Materials (Over 250 K US)
USGA Foundation – Walker Cup and Curtis Cup Endowment Marketing Brochures

Category: C-B. Marketing Materials Video /Audio Short (Over 250 K US)
World of Little League Museum – Seven Firsts

C-C. Marketing Material Social Media Account of the Year (Over 250 K US)
Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame – Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame Mobile App

Category: D Educational Programming (Equal to Or Less 250 K US)
Mason County Sports HOF – Ludington Mariners Baseball Team

Category: D. Education Programming (Over 250 K US)
The Sports Museum – Boston vs. Bullies Academy for Internet Champions

Category: E. Hall of Fame Inductions and/or Annual Event Support Materials (Equal to Or Less 250K US)
Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame – Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2021 Induction Special

Category: E. Hall of Fame Inductions and/or Annual Event Support Materials (Over 250K US)
Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame – Induction Night 2021 Video Suite (8 videos total)

Category: F-A. New Exhibit Under $50,000 (Over 250K US)
49ers Museum presented by Foxconn Industrial Internet – 49ers Museum Virtual Tour

Category: F-B New Exhibit $50,000-$250,000 (Equal to Or Less 250K US)
Mason County Sports HOF – Beyond the Game

About ISHA
The International Sports Heritage Association is a non-profit membership organization incorporated in 1971.  The mission of ISHA is to educate, promote and support organizations and individuals engaged in the celebration of sports heritage.  ISHA includes nearly 150 regular members from countries such as China, New Zealand, England, Switzerland, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States.  In addition, corporations and individuals participate in and contribute to the growth of ISHA as Associate Members.  For more information about ISHA, visit www.sportsheritage.org.

Contact:

Shane Mailman
ISHA Executive Administrator
[email protected]

Caitlin Dyer
ISHA Communications Committee
[email protected]