Graham Sports Hall of Fame

Graham Sports Hall of Fame

Location 
Located at the Graham Historical Museum (upstairs)
135 West Elm Street
Graham, NC 27253

Hours of Operation
Friday & Saturday • 10:00am – 2:00pm

Admission
Free, no food or drinks please

About the Graham Sports Hall of Fame

The Graham Sports Hall of Fame recognizes and perpetuates the noteworthy athletic tradition of the Graham Community by honoring and memorializing individuals, teams, and/or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to this tradition. Induction banquets are held every other year, now on even years.

Inductees have exemplified exceptional athletic achievement (Hall of Fame) or service (Hall of Honor) at least ten years prior to the date of induction. The nominee’s athletic achievements and contributions to sports must have been recognized over the area serving the Graham Community, enhancing the reputation of the Graham Community as well as themselves.

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 inductees!

Hall of Fame Inductees
• 2007-2009 Lady Red Devils Basketball Team
• Laurin Smith
• Jim Melvin
• Boyd Pearson

Hall of Honor Inductees
• George Dillard
• Bill Joye 

2022 Induction Banquet 
Date: April 2022 (2021 Induction Banquet has been postponed to 2022)
Online tickets for the 2022 Induction Banquet will be available to purchase closer to the date. 

For more information, please call the Programs Supervisor at (336) 513-5510.

Hall of Fame & Hall of Honor Nominations

Inductees of the Graham Sports Hall of Fame have exemplified exceptional athletic achievement (Hall of Fame) or service (Hall of Honor) at least ten years prior to the date of induction. The nominee’s athletic achievements and contributions to sports must have been recognized over the area serving the Graham Community, enhancing the reputation of the Graham Community as well as themselves.

The Induction Banquet will be held in April 2022. Online tickets for the 2022 Induction Banquet will be available to purchase closer to the date.

Choose to Nominate for Hall of Fame OR Hall of Honor

Please describe, in as much detail as possible, about the nominee’s accomplishments (sports played, years active, position, awards, etc.) Please also include statistical data, if you have it and why you believe this person should be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

How to Submit Your Nominations*
(We are not currently accepting nominations for 2022, more information about submitting nominations will be available in 2021.)

  • Submit Online 
  • Submit a handwritten or typed letter to:
    City of Graham – Recreation & Parks
    ATTN: Graham Sports Hall of Fame Nominations
    PO Drawer 357
    Graham, NC 27253

*Please send any documentation, pictures, articles, letters, etc. that accompany the nomination by email or by mail.

For more information, please call the Graham Recreation & Parks Director at (336) 513-5510.

Sports Hall of Fame Subcommittee

The Sports Hall of Fame is a Subcommittee of the Recreation Commission. This committee recognizes the noteworthy athletic tradition of the Graham Community by honoring and memorializing individuals, teams, and/or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to this tradition. For more information, please call (336) 513-5510. 

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