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Time Running Out To Nominate Someone for 2023 Hall of Fame Class


Better hurry, the deadline for submissions for the Sporting Goods Hall of Fame Class of 2023 is March 31.

Created in 1955 by the NSGA Board of Directors to honor the pioneers, innovators and leaders who built the sporting goods industry and to help recognize and encourage excellence within the industry, inductees are recognized at the NSGA Annual Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit.

The 2022 Hall of Fame inductees are Bill Hunt, Bill Sorenson and Michael Gotfredson Sr. and they will be inducted at the NSGA Management Conference and Team Dealer Summit in Arizona in May.

Candidates must be an industry manufacturer, sporting goods retailer or team dealer or an industry influencer.

  • The criteria for Manufacturers to be elected to the Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame include the development and successful production of products that significantly improve sports performance and the introduction of important safety factors for sporting goods products. All innovations must be substantiated.
  • Retailers/Dealers must demonstrate innovation and leadership as well as participation in industry-wide activities. Monetary success is not a determining factor.
  • Industry Influencers must have made a significant contribution to a program, organization or service directly impacting the sporting goods industry or have promoted the public’s awareness and appreciation of the importance of sports.

To nominate an individual: