City seeks nominees for Sports Hall of Fame

The City of Biloxi is now seeking nominations for the 2014 class of the Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame, which will be inducted in August.

The Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame was created to identify and honor individuals who have significantly contributed to the betterment of athletics in the City of Biloxi, either through exemplary performance as a player or coach, or in any supporting role of superior accomplishment.

Nominees are accepted annually and reviewed by a volunteer selection committee which, by consensus of opinion, will objectively choose those to be inducted each year. Selection will be based on, but not limited to statistical performance, individual achievement, leadership, citizenship and community service. The number of inductees each year is solely the discretion of the selection committee.

The 2014 inductees will follow tremendously successful induction ceremonies in 2013 and 2014. More than 300 people turned out each year to see induction ceremonies. The 2013 ceremony at the Biloxi Civic Center marked the first time in 23 years that the city had added to the roster of 104 individuals who were already in the Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame.

Nominations for the 2014 hall of fame class must be received no later than June 30.

Said Parks and Recreation Director Sherry Bell: “There will be a limited number of inductees this year. We’re asking people to nominate individuals – athletes, coaches, officials or anyone – who have contributed to athletics in Biloxi.”

See a nomination for the Class of 2014

Visit the online Biloxi Sports Hall of Fame


News and notes

Reception reminder: Two Coast artists — photographer Alex North and folk artist Peter “Petesy” Jurich — will be feted at a reception for new exhibits at the Biloxi Visitors Center this evening. For background, click here.

Road work: Beginning Monday, road crews will be on Acacia and Miramar avenues, north of Glen L. Swetman Street removing the old asphalt and applying new asphalt to both streets. Motorists should expect intermittent lane closures and periodic detours during the work, which will be completed within three weeks. For more on roadwork throughout the city, click here.

Picture this: Thousands of images of city-sponsored events, construction projects, festivals and meetings are now chronologically archived in the city’s Photo and Video Gallery. To visit the gallery, which is still a work in progress, click here.