Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame - 2013 Hall of Fame Banquet

The Illinois USSSA proudly announces the
18th Annual Hall of Fame Inductees

Hall of Fame elects to be inducted on November 2, 2013 include:

Female Player

Jackie Fischer – Kansas, IL

(Prime Time & Stage II)

Male Players

LT Graham – Rockford

(Forest Hills Lanes, Diamond Bar, Lannings)

Dan Helfrich – Smithton

(Loggers & Shamrocks)

Scott Klein – Plainfield

(Illusions, Ken’s Beverage, Snap-On/Kluevers, KA Softball)

John Minger – Naperville

(Crowther Roofing, Malnar’s Tap, Bank of Westmont)

Mike “Otie” Oates – Geneva

(Burla Const, Joe Black’s, Boyzz of IL)

Umpire
Dan Maloney - Joliet

Manager
Brenda “Pete” Cowell-Dressel – Marissa

(Dashner’s - Women’s team 3 State Championships)

Sponsor
Tim Freeman of Tron Piping

Men’s 35 & Over World Champions in 1996 & 1997

Hall of Honor
Clark’s Wax Shop – Aurora

1988 Women’s Class “B” Divisional Champions

 

Illinois USSSA Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will be held at
Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
200 South Bell School Road in Rockford, IL

Saturday, November 2, 2013
5pm-7pm - Cocktails (cash bar) & Silent Auction
7pm-10pm - Dinner & Testimonial Induction Ceremonies
10pm-1am - Socializing

Radisson Amenities: The Radisson Hotel & Conference Center (formerly the Ramada Suites is located off East State Street on Bell School Road at the entryway into Rockford from I-90. The Radisson has a full service restaurant and lounge. Complimentary wireless high speed internet access is available throughout the hotel including all guest rooms. Sleep Number Beds are available in guest rooms, one bedroom suites and Jacuzzi Suites and all rooms feature refrigerators, microwave, sofa beds, coffee service, iron and ironing board and cable TV. There is also an indoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool. Peak Fitness health club is located 3 miles from property. Cherry Vale Mall is located 3 miles away and 2 of the area’s largest Antique Malls are only 3 miles away on East State Street. Hertz rental agency is located across the street from the hotel and Rockford International Airport is located 15 miles from hotel and Shuttle bus service is available from O’Hare.)

Room Reservations: Group room rates are $94 + tax per night. Please book your reservations ASAP so more rooms may be blocked for this event. Rooms will be held for USSSA until October 21 at the special rate. (Room rates on upgrades differ from group rates.) Call 815-226-2100 for reservations. Please mention USSSA to gain access to those rooms. Web site – www.radisson.com/rockfordil

Send dinner reservations, table seating and check to Mike Peura, 8 Fox Glen Ct., Yorkville, IL 60560. Please include a check made payable to USSSA Hall of Fame for $45/person. Any reservation received after October 11 will be $55. Any questions please contact Mike at 630-518-5004 or email: mikewwjdmike@aol.com.

Dinner will be a two meat entre including dessert. A child's menu of chicken fingers and French fries is available for $20. A vegetarian meal is also available upon early request.  

Sponsor Ads or Congratulatory Messages: Sponsors ads or congratulatory message lines may be purchased for the Hall of Fame program. This ad can be business or a congratulatory message from family, friends, former teammates, coaches, sponsors, etc. Rates: full page (7 3/8 x 9 5/8) $100, 1/2 page (7 3/8 x 4) $50, 1/4 page (7 3/8 x 2 3/8) $25. Send check, ad copy and artwork to Illinois USSSA Hall of Fame, c/o Mike Peura, 8 Fox Glen Ct., Yorkville, IL 60560. Ad copy and artwork can also be sent to: mikewwjdmike@aol.com. Advertising deadline October 12, 2012.

2013 Hall of Fame banquet will be videotaped and DVD’s can be ordered for $20 each including shipping.

Hope to see you all again this year! This has been a "family reunion" of sorts, meeting new people and reacquainting old friendships. Come join the fun!!

Brenda Paulson and the Hall of Fame Committee

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Directions to Radisson Hotel & Conference Center

Directions from Chicago: Take I-90 west to Rockford, exit Business 20/East State Street and go right on East State Street to the next stoplight at Bell School Road. Make a left turn on Bell School Road and go approximately 1 block and the Radisson Hotel is on your left.

Directions from I-39: Take I-39 North to Rockford. Near the end of Interstate 39, stay in the right lane and proceed to the North/West Tollway on I-90 toward Wisconsin. Proceed approximately 1 1/2 miles to Business 20/ East State Street exit and go right on East State Street to the next stoplight at Bell School Road. Make a left turn on Bell School Road and go approx. 1 block and the Radisson Hotel is on your left.

Directions from Wisconsin: Take I-90 East to Rockford; exit Business 20/East State Street. Go right on East State Street to the next stoplight at Bell School Road. Make a left turn on Bell School Road and go approximately 1 block and the Radisson Hotel is on your left.