The Niagara Falls Sports Hall Of Fame voted in 11 new inductees at a recent meeting of their 16 member Board of Directors that will comprise the class of 2014 . This diverse group includes Fran Bax, an outstanding bowler, Mark Cheers, a Golden Gloves Champion, Jack Dunmead a state badminton and tennis hall of famer, Bob Koshinski, a sports broadcaster and Executive, Willie Moore, a wrestling All-American and Jim Zakia, a drag racing record setter.

Others voted in included Gary Barrette, Jim Bradshaw, Oscar Colvin, Tony Genova and Shawn O’Leary for their accomplishments as players and or coaches of basketball, baseball and football.

From the world of Baseball, Joe Promowitz will receive The Robert Eagler Memorial Award, given each year to a deceased candidate.

These individuals were voted in for their contributions to the community as outstanding athletes and or coaches, managers, organizers, officials, athletic directors, sponsors, sports promoters and volunteers. Eligible recipients must be 55 years of age or older to be considered. The organization, originally The Old Timers Sports Hall Of Fame, was established in 1968 and 290 members have been inducted.

The Induction Dinner will be held at The Como Restaurant on Saturday, October 25th. The tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children, 10 and under. This includes a wine and beer open bar from 6-7 pm and then again one hour following the dinner and inductions which will be at 7:00 pm. Contact Tony Quaranto at 285-3267 for tickets or to reserve a table.

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