July 21, 2020 at 1:56pm
The Northbrook Park District is currently accepting Hall of Fame nominations through August 21. Since 1978, the Northbrook Park District has been honoring volunteers and athletes in the community with its Hall of Fame and Sports Hall of Fame. More than 60 inductees currently have plaques displayed at the Northbrook Sports Center.
The Northbrook Park District Hall of Fame recognizes volunteers who have significantly improved the quality of Park District programs or facilities.
With the large number of talented athletes in Northbrook, from baseball and soccer to figure, synchro and speed skating, a Sports Hall of Fame category was added in 1995. The Sports Hall of Fame recognizes accomplishments of athletes who are from Northbrook or who have utilized Northbrook Park District facilities as their primary training location.
Hall of Fame nominations are reviewed by the Board of Commissioners, who vote for inductions. Past Sports Hall of Fame inductees include National Collegiate Figure Skating Champion Heather Aseltine and Chicago Cubs second baseman and center fielder Jason Kipnis. Volunteers inducted into the Hall of Fame include Glenbrook North High School Coach Darryl Skale, Northbrook Action Baseball Director Mark Gerstein and George Garner who was inducted for his volunteerism across cycling, hockey, soccer and football in Northbrook.
“It is an honor to acknowledge the amazing volunteers and athletes who have made an impact in Northbrook and beyond,” said Director of Marketing and Communications Joan Scovic. “We encourage members of the community to recognize community members for the volunteer and sports categories in the Hall of Fame.”