By Russ Green/Richmond News
After over a year in the planning stages, the Richmond High School Athletic Hall of Fame is about to become a reality. Nominations are now being accepted for the inaugural class that will be honored Saturday night, June 7. The Hall of Fame banquet will be held in conjunction with the Richmond Touchdown Club’s annual golf tournament in what is hoped to become an annual event for a summer alumni weekend in Richmond.
The Richmond Alumni Association formed a seven-member committee to help select those former RHS athletes to be honored for their achievements. Those serving on the committee are Tim Marshall, Jason Berning, Rodney Williams, Russ Green, George Pirch, Jeff Southwick and Bill George. They will soon be selecting the inaugural class, and are asking for the public’s help in nominating potential honorees. Individual nominees for the RHS Athletic Hall of Fame must have made a significant athletic accomplishment including factors such as sportsmanship, integrity, character and legacy associated with Richmond High School; must be five years removed (completed eligibility at least five years to being nominated); and must be a former player, coach or athletic director at Richmond High School.
Southwick, who is also the Richmond R-XVI activities director, said the recognition of former RHS standouts is long overdue.