Recognizing contributions to athletic excellence offers wide-ranging acclaim to the inductee and benefits to the community at large.
Athletics provide many opportunities for participants and spectators alike to socialize with their neighbours and meet other members of the community at local sporting venues. Sports also provides individuals with outlets to learn and develop skills, express themselves, raise their self-esteem and, in many cases, achieve recognition on a regional, provincial and/or national level.
This fosters the creation of positive role models, who in turn will encourage and empower youth to get involved in sports, lead active and healthy lifestyles, and strive for excellence as well.
Through its recognition of local sports talent and their associated acclaim, the Whitby Sports Hall of Fame instills a lasting sense of pride in the community. The accomplishments of local athletes, teams, coaches, and builders/contributors bring regional, national, and international attention to our Town, leaving an indelible mark on all who have supported, witnessed, or interacted with our inductees.
The Whitby Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1997 with the express mandate to recognize and honour the names and the accomplishments of individuals or teams who have brought fame to this community and to themselves through their athletic prowess and/or contributions to sports.
The Whitby Sports Hall of Fame is a non-profit, community organization, guided by a Board of Directors who function primarily to ensure that the objectives of the Hall's mandate come to fruition. All committee members volunteer their time to this organization.
All sports and athletic activities are celebrated. Whitby has a long history of success in athletics and it can be assured that the Hall will continue its tradition of celebrating our athletes and their accomplishments for generations to come.
Board of Directors:
President: Rocky Gualtieri
Vice President: George Clay
Secretary: Debra Fraser
Director: Stacy Novack
Treasurer: Larry Greenland
Bill Blea, Jerry Cardwell, Dave Imeson, Mike Primeau