Nominations being sought for Coweta Sports Hall of Fame

By STUART CROSBY stuart@newnan.com Nominations are again being sought for the newest class of the Coweta Sports Hall of Fame as it gets ready to celebrate its 10th year in 2012. Next year's class will add to the almost 70 inductees that have been honored since the inaugural hall of fame class was inducted in 2002. Hugh Farmer Jr. became the 68th member and was able to be honored privately in ceremonies at Central Baptist Church last December, only days prior to his death.
The annual hall of fame banquet is held on the second Saturday in February. Nominations forms can be secured by contacting Otis Jones at 770-253-0033 and are due before Aug. 15. Criteria for candidates includes: -- A native of the county or resident for at least seven years. -- Among those eligible are players, coaches and persons associated with a sport, but not limited to administrators, officials, media and sports medicine personnel -- Candidates must be at least age 50 when they are inducted. -- Candidates should also have demonstrated sportsmanship, integrity and character on and off the field and have had a positive impact on sports in the county. -- A candidates athletic performance and/or support during his or her participation exceeded those of their peers and achieved a distinguished record at the highest level in his or her area of sports. Nominations may be sent to: Coweta Sports Hall of Fame, c/o Tray Baggarly, 275 Pine Road, Newnan, Georgia 30263. Once nominations are submitted, the selection committee will screen the names and submit them to the Coweta Sports Hall of Fame board, needing an approval vote of at least 80 percent. Nominees who are not voted into the hall will remain on the ballot for three years, after which they can be re-nominated by a letter of reconsideration.


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