Shelbyville Daily Union
---- — The Shelbyville High School Athletic Department and the Shelbyville Booster Foundation are working on a special project this summer for the Shelbyville High School Athletic Hall of Fame and Gymnasium Project. They hope to have it in place for the upcoming fall.
The SHS Athletic Department and the Booster Foundation recently worked together to fund raise and purchase the new scoreboards in the Shelbyville High School Gymnasium. They are setting the stage for the next large project to support Shelbyville Athletics.
The Shelbyille Athletic Hall of Fame, in the hallway outside the gymnasium, displays many of the great athletes of SHS past. The athletic department has worked to keep it up-to-date. However, they need some help to further improvements.
The athletes and team only go back to 1981, leaving out some all-time greats. Some accomplishments are missing. Pictures and frames are in assorted styles and lacks a professional appearance.
SHS Athletic Department and the Booster Foundation are looking to revamp the hall of fame.
*Universal plaques and information for each athlete or team
*Gymnasium banners for IHSA Individual State Champions
*Gymnasium banners per sport for State medalists in cross country, tennis, golf, wrestling, track.
*Gymnasium banners for 1,000-pt. scorers in boys/girls basketball
*Update track record board
*Add record boardsfor baseball. football, softball, volleyball
*Better display for state trophies
*The development of a Hall of Fame committee to discus/vote on athletes omitted and future inductees.
Criteria for the SHS Hall of Fame include individual accomplishments, track relay accomplishments, and team accomplishments.
Individual accomplishments includes three aspects.
*All-State recognition: Illinois High School Coaches Association, Chicago Sun Times or Chicago Tribune, Champaign Gazette - Volleyball
*IHSA State Medalist
*Majority vote by Hall of Fame Committee
Track Relay Accomplishment includes IHSA state medalists/IHSA State Finals
Team Accomplishments include: Varsity conference champions, Regional or sectional Champions, Competing State Tournament team, Final Four in State Tournament
Hall of Fame Committee members include: Tony Pullen, Kevin Kramer, Lisa Peifer, Jim Finks, Stu Hott, Gary Crowder, Gary Hayden, Layne Helton, Barney Melvin, Brenda Shoaff.
To fund this project, assistance is being accepted from interested local Shelbyville businesses and distinquished families through a 4-level scholarship program. Platinum Level-$1000, Gold Level-$500, Silver Level-$250, Bronze Level-$100. Checks can be made out to Shelbyville High School Athletics and can be sent to Tony Pullen, 1001 W.N. 6th Street, Shelbyville, IL 62565 or bring to the Shelbyville High School Office. For more information, contact Shelbyville High School, 217-774-3926.