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New Class for Vermont Sports Hall of Fame

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The Vermont Sports Hall of Fame announced its second class of inductees Monday afternoon at historic Centennial Field.

The ten athletes and one contributor represent a diverse group of sports and generations from Vermont's athletic scene and it includes two Olympic medalists, a World Series champion, national award winners and record-setting scorers.

In addition, the VTSHoF unveiled two special inductees, one a historic inductee and the other in memory of the Hall's first chair of its board of directors, David Hakins.      

Joining the 13 members inducted in the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame's inaugural class in 2012 will be: Barbara Cochran and Billy Kidd, Alpine skiing; Keith Cieplicki, basketball; Ollie Dunlap, football; Ralph Lapointe, multi-discipline; Phil Latreille, ice hockey; Gretchen Scheuermann, field hockey; Jean Robinson (basketball/coach) and Ed Kehoe (outdoors), contributors.

The historical inductee honors someone from Vermont who makes his or her mark in sports outside the Green Mountain State. Not limited to a pioneer from the past, it also acknowledges a one-time Vermonter's prominent contribution in sports at the regional, national or international level. The first honoree is Newport-native Charles Adams, a businessman who went on to found the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League.

 The David Hakins Memorial Award will annually honor a business leader or an organization for exceptional promotion and development of sports, athletics and recreation in the state of Vermont. It is named in memory of the late David Hakins, a businessman who was a founding member of the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame and the inspirational first president of its board of directors. This year's inductee will be announced at a future date and will be the 11th member of class of '13 inductees.

The second annual Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Celebration will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Burlington.

Courtesy: Vermont Sports Hall of Fame

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