Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame - 2016 Hall of Fame Banquet

Illinois USSSA 2016 Hall of Fame Banquet

The Illinois USSSA proudly announces the 21st Annual Hall of Fame Inductees

Hall of Fame elects to be inducted on November 5, 2016 include:

Female Player

Casey Clutch – Creakbaum – Fishers, Indiana
(Indiana Slammers)

Male Players

Michael Spencer – Flower Mound, Texas
(Chippers Pub, Lannings, Sid Grinkers, & Venom/Shockers)

Tim Fetters – Machesney Park, Illinois
(Schlichting Excavating & Forest Hills)

Kevin Mattson – Rockford, Illinois
(RMA, Franks Ports Page & Mary’s Place)

James Phad – Plainfield, Illinois
(Lost Acres, Outsiders, Barn, Bazookas, Rope Club, Back Hair, Full Tilt, Still Young, No Ego/Next & M&L) 

Umpire

Thornton Lee – Alsip, Illinois
(USSSA umpire 1996 - Present)        

Manager

Dave Catalani – Joliet, Illinois
(Shortley’s Corner & Ken’s Beverage Inc.)

Life Time Achievement Award

Terry Thies – Willisville, Illinois

(Longevity)
 (Kay’s Bait and Tackle, Moore and Wittenborn, Percy Hardware, Rennegades, Victor Drugs)

William Mason – Aurora, Illinois
 (Longevity)

Pioneer

Mark Pastrovich – Deloit, Kansas

Hall of Honor

The Shamrocks – Orvel Cox
 (Team)

 Tron Piping
 (Individual) 

 

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 5, 2016
5pm-6:30pm - Cocktails (cash bar) & Silent Auction
6:30pm-10pm - Dinner & Testimonial Induction Ceremonies
10pm-1am - Socializing

For your reservation form, click here.

Send dinner reservations, table seating and check to:

Jeff Myles

664 Bayfield Dr.

DeKalb, Illinois 60115

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 Jeff Myles @ jmyles@dekalbparkdistrict.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.

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 rate is available. Please book your reservations ASAP so more rooms may be blocked for this event. Rooms will be held for USSSA until October 17 at a special rate. (Room rates on upgrades differ from group rates.) Call 815-226-2100 for reservations. Please mention USSSA to gain access for the special rate. Web site – www.radisson.com/rockfordil

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: black and white full page  $100 and 1/2 page $50. This year we are offering color ads.  Rates are $200 for a full page color and $100 for a half page color.  Please indicated either black and white or color ad.  Send check, ad copy and artwork to Illinois USSSA Hall of Fame, c/o John Ithal, 704 Kristen St., Plano, Illinois 60545.  Ad copy and artwork can also be sent to: johnithal@yahoo.com Advertising deadline October 14, 2016.

2016 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.