Footbag Hall of Fame
"...if the sport really catches on, there soon may be Hacky Sack Superstars, a Hacky Sack world series and a Hacky Sack hall of fame."
Footbag has had many Superstars.
The World Footbag Championships have been Footbag's World Series for nearly 20 years.
And, on August 10, Footbag will see the induction of 17 pioneers of the sport as charter members of the Footbag Hall of Fame.
In celebration of this "coming of age" event, Sole Purpose Footbag Club is hosting a Black Tie Dinner on Sunday evening August 11th, before the World Footbag Championships. The 17 inaugural members of the Hall of Fame made contributions to the sport that made it possible for all of us to enjoy the game today. Thay have never received the recognition or credit they deserve. And while this Hall of Fame celebration cannot adequately recognize their efforts, it is the best opportunity the current player community has ever had to show its respects and gratitude to these great pioneers of the game.
The Hall of Fame Dinner will feature a Footbag museum assembled from the private collections of legends of the game like - John Stalberger, Ted Huff, Lori Jean Conover, Mag Hughes, Linda Marshall, Jeff Johnson, Jim "Toes" Fitzgerald, Reed Gray, Dennis Ross, and Kenny Shults. Some highlights from this combined collection include -
The Hall of Fame Dinner will also include a silent auction as a fund-raiser for Special Olympics. The auction includes some extraordinary collector's items like -
This is the first time that today's players have had the opportunity to formally thank these pioneers for their efforts. If you are coming to the world championships and pass this opportunity by, it may not come again soon. One hundred and fifty have confirmed their attendance at the Hall of Fame dinner.
Don't get left out. Tickets for the dinner are $50. RSVP by e-mailing Sole Purpose at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-236-0939.
I hope to see you all there,