Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame - 2015 Hall of Fame Banquet

      

       

The Illinois USSSA proudly announces the 20th Annual Hall of Fame Inductees

Click Here to download Dinner Reservation Form  

Hall of Fame elects to be inducted on November 7, 2015 include:

Female Player

Meghan Murray - Libertyville
(Cuervo Gold & Add-a-Bath/DeMarini)

Male Players

Joe Ambrose – Batavia
(Steamers & Joe Blacks)

Brian Benning - Davis
(Pabst, RMA & Kelley's RMA)

Denis Fisher – Washington
(Kluever Snap-On, KBI, Team Combat, Team Illinois & Precision/Easton)

Steve Schwartz – Chester
(1st National Bank of Waterloo & 1st State Bank of Red Bud)

Dave Shaff - Naperville

(KA Softball, Home Run Inn & Precision)

Jim Walsh - Plainfield

(HRI, Kings, Tron Piping & Ken's Beverage)

 

Umpire

Mike Reeves - Monticello, AR (formerly from Sparta, IL)

(So. IL State UIC - 1981 - 1988)

         

 Manager

Lonnie Keck – Belleville
(Lonzos)

Life Time Achievement Award

Teddy Giovanni - Joliet 
 (Umpire Category)

Hall of Honor

IN Slammers - Hobart, IN (80% of players live in IL)

(6 time IL State Champs and 3 time World Series Champions in the Women's Fast Pitch program) 

 

 

           

 

 

 

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 7, 2015
5pm-6:30pm - Cocktails (cash bar) & Silent Auction
6:30pm-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 $104 + 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 17 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 $50/person. Any reservation received after November 2 will be $60. Any questions please contact Mike at 630-518-5004 or email: mikewwjdmike@aol.com.

Dinner will be a two meat entree 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 13, 2015.

2015 Hall of Fame banquet will be videotaped and DVD’s can be ordered for $20 each including shipping. Previous year DVD's available.

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!! Mike Peura and the Hall of Fame Committee


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.