SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT (October 21, 2014) –The World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store will hold a Halloween costume contest on Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26

Anyone 14 and younger who is in costume on either day can tour the museum at no charge, and will be able to enter the contest. A photo will be taken of each entrant, with prize winners announced before Halloween. Prizes will be awarded in 10 categories.

A panel of judges will select the winners from the photographs.

Entrants must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Children can enter the contest on either day from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. (The museum is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Scariest costume
  • Prettiest costume
  • Funniest costume
  • Best original/homemade costume
  • Ugliest costume
  • Best animal costume
  • Best “real” human costume
  • Best legendary/mythological/fictional character costume
  • Best makeup
  • Best sports costume

The museum is located at 525 Montgomery Pike (U.S. 15). Ticket prices are normally $5 for general admission; $3 for seniors who are 62 and older and $2 for children 12 and younger. As noted earlier, children up to age 14 in costume will be admitted free when they enter the contest on either day.

It is not necessary for the parent(s) to purchase admission to the museum, in order for a child to enter the contest.

Additional information is available by contacting the museum at 570-326-3607.

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Busy! That’s what the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame has been the past few months or so.

No sooner had the group inducted 15 more performers into its Shrine, when it turned around and added another famous St. Louis athlete to its list of enshrinees, bringing to 102 the number of those inducted into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame.

First off, the group held it’s Enshrinement dinner before a gathering of some 900 spectators on September 24, at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in downtown St. Louis. The diverse Class of 2014 included celebrities from major league baseball to volleyball to the media to coaches and athletic directors.

“It’s amazing how many players have been associated with St. Louis, either as a player, coach, official or just been on the local sports scene,” said Greg Marecek, the founder and president of the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame. “We’ve inducted more than 100 into our Shrine, and the list of our sixth class this year is about as strong as the first class we inducted.”

Indeed the list of those inducted in September reads like a who’s who.

Former St. Louis Cardinals first baseman and Major League Hall of Famer Orlando “Cha Cha” Cepeda was on hand as was defensive back Aeneas Williams, who played on the St. Louis Rams’ Super Bowl championship team and who was recently inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Although she made her mark nationally at Stanford University, St. Louis area-born Kristin Folk Kaburakis accepted her plaque for her outstanding career in both basketball and volleyball with the Cardinal. Dan Kelly, perhaps the best-ever hockey announcer who made the National Hockey League come alive with the Blues, was awarded his plaque posthumously with his family accepting the award.

The entire list of awardees:

Orlando Cepeda, Baseball                  Dan Kelly, Media                        Connie Price Smith, Track

Al Ferrari, Basketball                          Gus Otto, Football                     Harry Statham, Basketball

Gene Gieselmann, Sports Medicine    Bob Plager, Hockey                    Brian Sutter, Hockey

Ed Hightower, Official                       John Schael, Athletic Director    Taylor Twellman, Soccer

Todd Joerling, Softball                                                                            Aeneas Williams, Football

Kristin (Folkl) Kaburakis, Basketball/Volleyball


No sooner had that dinner ended when Marecek and Co. was planning for the induction of quarterback Kurt Warner, who directed the St. Louis Rams to victory in Super Bow XXXIV, at a luncheon Oct. 13 at the downtown Missouri Athletic Club.

Warner, who played in three Super Bowls (one with the Arizona Cardinals), was ushered into the St. Louis Shrine with the help of two of his former coaches with the Rams – head coach Dick Vermeil and offensive line coach Jim Hanifan. The two coaches joined Warner on the podium for a question and answer session from Marecek and historical consultant Ron Jacober.

But the tireless work of the St. Louis Hall of Fame has already begun work on its next project … the induction of Gary Player, who won the United States Open golf championship in 1965 at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis in a dramatic playoff.

Player is one of only five golfers in history to win the career Grand Slam of golf – the others are golf’s all-time greats Gene Sarazan, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. Player’s dramatic victory is credited with catapulting St. Louis into the national spotlight picture for the PGA tour.

Other legends of golf are expected to be on hand when Player is inducted on Monday, April 27.







  • Audio Tour Reno: During the month of September an audio tour was installed in the museum’s satellite location in the National Bowling Stadium located in Reno, Nevada. If you are in the Reno area give the museum a quick visit for free and scan the QR codes attached to each case to learn a little more about the exhibit and the history of the wonderful sport of bowling.
  • Online Auction: The museum’s first online auction ran during the beginning of October. The museum auctioned off several pieces of sports memorabilia including an autographed Chris Paul Clippers jersey, an autographed Early Anthony photo, a collectible AMF plate, a photograph autographed by Dick Weber and Joe Norris, Vise golf irons, and two Tony Reyes posters with the autographs of several Hall of Famers. The money from the proceeds go directly to the Hall of Fame. Visit to support the museum.
  • Free Saturdays: The museum is hosting two free Saturday events in October on the 18th and the 25th. The museum is opening its doors and offering free admission to all visitors. The first 30 kids on each day will receive a free pin bank which they can decorate. In addition there will be arts and crafts, refreshments provided by Whole Foods, and a take home goody bag.

The stars were out to see ten new members of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame which were inducted at the annual Induction Ceremony on October 5, 2014. This year’s class included: eight-time state championship football coach from Smith Center Roger Barta, long-time University of Texas Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds, eight-time state championship football coach at three different classifications Bill Freeman, 1952 NCAA Basketball Champion and 1952 Olympic Basketball gold medalist Charlie Hoag, 2004 Olympian and fourteen time All-American swimmer Caroline Bruce McAndrew, K-State’s all-time rebounding leader Ed Nealy, one of the winningest collegiate baseball coaches of all-time Gene Stephenson, four-time NAIA All-American at Emporia State Bill Tidwell, two-time KU basketball All-American Walt Wesley, and two-time K-State basketball All-American Chuckie Williams.

Nearly 300 attendees heard the lessons and stories of these great inductees at the ceremony. The ceremony was recorded by Smoky Hills Public Television and will air throughout the Kansas public television stations later this fall.

This year’s class of ten inductees brings the total number of inductees to the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame to 237. For more pictures, please visit our website at or our photos on our Facebook page at:

For two weeks in June 2014, the eyes of the golf world focused on the Village of Pinehurst in North Carolina, where Donald Ross’ famed Course No. 2 hosted the unprecedented back-to-back U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open.

One week after Martin Kaymer earned a resounding eight-stroke victory in the U.S. Open, Michelle Wie captured her first major championship by holding off a hard-charging Stacy Lewis in the final round. Wie rebounded from a double bogey on the 70th hole with a 25-foot birdie putt on the 71st to secure her two-stroke victory. Her meticulous preparation for the championship included studying yardage books she borrowed from friends Keegan Bradley and Rickie Fowler. For Wie, a career marked with so much promise and potential at a young age was fulfilled with a major championship breakthrough at the U.S. Women’s Open.

Just as Michelle made her entry at a young age, eleven-year-old Lucy Li is the youngest qualifier in U.S. Women’s Open history. The California native began playing golf at age 7 and in April 2014 won the Girls age 10-11 division in the inaugural Drive, Chip & Putt Championship.

At Pinehurst No. 2, Li shot consecutive 78s and missed the 36-hole cut, but she impressed fans and fellow competitors alike with her skill and poise. She wore this American flag-patterned shirt during the first round. Li remained at Pinehurst for the weekend, walking with the final grouping as a spectator.


On Display are artifacts of Michelle Wie, 2014 U.S. Women’s Open

Golf shoes manufactured by Nike

Yardage book printed by Tour Sherpa, Inc.

Scorecard printed for the United States Golf Association

Shirt worn by Lucy Li, 2014 U.S. Women’s Open

Manufactured by Tween Brands, Pataskala, Ohio

LUBBOCK, TexasThe National College Baseball Hall of Fame announced today the cre­ation of its newest award, designed to honor the accomplishments of college baseball players who went on to achieve greatness off the diamond.

“There are many college baseball players who enjoyed tremendous professional careers far re­moved from the baseball diamond,” said Mike Gustafson, president and CEO of the National College Baseball Hall of Fame. “Many of these men credit their involvement in the game for some of their later successes. We are proud to honor their accomplishments in this way.”

The award will be named after its inaugural recipient, George H.W. Bush, who after playing for Yale from 1946 to 1948 went on to be elected the 41st President of the United States. It will for­mally be called the George H.W. Bush Distinguished Alumnus Award.

To be eligible for the award, an individual must have earned a varsity letter in intercollegiate base­ball competition.

Bush, called “Poppy” by his teammates, played first base for the Yale teams that played in the first two College World Series. He also served as the team captain for the 1948 squad.

“President Bush is truly an excellent example of what this award is designed to embody, and we are thrilled to present the first award to him and to have it bear his name going forward,” Gustafson said.

The award will be presented annually at a fall banquet in the recipient’s hometown. The recipi­ents also will receive a bronze trophy, designed by Garland Weeks, depicting the Yale hat worn by Bush and the Rawlings George McQuinn “Claw” first baseman’s mitt used during his Yale career. He famously kept the glove in his desk drawer during his time in the Oval Office.

The inaugural award will be presented on Nov. 13 at Union Station at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. Tables of 10 for the event start at $5,000 and are on sale now. George P. Bush will accept on behalf of the former president.

The National College Baseball Hall of Fame, based in Lubbock, Texas, is a non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing and preserving the history of college baseball. In addition to the annual induction of the Hall of Fame class, the organization presents numerous awards to current college baseball players, coaches and umpires, including the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award and the National Pitcher of the Year Award, during its annual Night of Champions event. The or­ganization was founded in 2004, and the first Hall of Fame class was inducted in 2006. Currently, a capital campaign is underway to raise the $13 million needed to construct the George H.W. Bush National College Baseball Hall of Fame building and create an endowment.

For more information on the George H.W. Bush Distinguished Alumnus Award or to purchase tables for the inaugural presentation, contact Mike Gustafson at [email protected] or call (806) 749-2233.

Oct 29, 2014 – Halloween Family Night

On the spooky night of October 29th, join that Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in some fun Halloween games and thrills. All ages welcome.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Family rate of $10 for up to 6 individuals.

Costumes welcome!


December 5, 2014 – Canada Cup Curling Bus Trip

It’s that time of year again and the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is setting up another curling bus trip. Join us on Friday December 5th as we head to Camrose for the 2014 Canada Cup curling event.

Tickets are $100 per person – includes 2 draws and bus fare. Tickets can be purchase at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, or by contacting the office at 403-341-8614.

Spend the day with friends, family, coworkers or entertain your clients. Get your seat today, before they are all gone.


January 31, 2015 – Nomination Deadline

It may seem like a while away, but the deadline for the Nomination Packages is quickly approaching.  Please have completed packages to the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum by 4pm on January 31st.  If you have any questions about your package, please feel free to contact the museum at any time.  403-341-8614 or email Debbie Brigley at [email protected]

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. On Saturday, Sept. 27, the Lake Placid Olympic Museum, located in the Olympic Center, on Main Street, Lake Placid, N.Y., will open its doors free of charge, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 10th annual Museum Day Live!  A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution.

This event gives museums across all 50 states the opportunity to emulate the admission policy of the Smithsonian museums in Washington D.C.  Last year’s event drew over 400,000 participants and this year’s event expects record-high participation.

Also, available for viewing at the Lake Placid Olympic Museum, on the Sept. 27, is a new temporary exhibit, entitled the Olympic Prison. The Olympic Prison is a look inside the Olympic Village used during the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. Also known as the Athlete’s Village, the complex was built with the forethought that it would be converted into a federal correctional facility after the Games. Once the temporary home for the finest athletes in the world, it now houses federal inmates from around the country as Federal Correctional Institution Ray Brook, N.Y. Museum visitors can view building layouts, athlete photographs and have their mug shot taken.

Museum Manager Alison Haas is very enthusiastic about the new exhibit and the chance for people to enjoy the museum free of charge.  “This is a great opportunity to join other museums across the country and offer free admission.  It gives everyone the chance to see our latest exhibit, The Olympic Prison and items from Sochi 2014 that have been recently added to our collection.”

The Museum Day Live! ticket will be available to download at  Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only.  One ticket is permitted per household, per email address.  For more information about Museum Day Live! 2014 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit:

The Lake Placid Olympic Museum is located at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, New York.  It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For more information, call 518-302-5326.