The Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department has canceled the 2020 induction ceremony for the Salisbury-Rowan Sports Hall of Fame, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"It's unfortunate, but our situation is no different from other traditions and ceremonies which have been put on hold for this year," said Dennis Davidson, committee co-chairman. “With rules on large indoor gatherings still in limbo for August, the committee made the decision to go ahead and cancel. The induction ceremony is a special and crowning moment for those selected and we want it to be special for the new Hall of Famers -- with family and friends in attendance. We will just look forward to a grand event in 2021."
Due to the state of North Carolina's restrictions on meetings of large groups, the 14-member Hall of Fame committee has not been able to meet. Those restrictions made the selection process difficult as the meetings normally begin in March and continue into June.
Nomination forms for the 2021 Sports Hall of Fame will be accepted until April 2021 by visiting: www.salisburync.gov/pkrec. For more information about the Sports Hall of Fame, contact Steve Clark at (704) 628-5286 or email firstname.lastname@example.org