Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Berkeley High School Athletics Hall of Fame Second Annual Golf Tournament will introduce the next class of inductees on April 25 at the Berkeley Country Club.
The Hall of Fame’s 2013 class of nine inductees were announced by Berkeley Athletic Director Jeff Cruce in January. The class consists of Albert “Snookey” Boyt Jr., Mike Brown, Ben Fleming Sr., Rodney Mack, Allen Watson, John Rivers, Marsha Williams, Rusty Williams and Rufus Wofford Sr.
“These are all deserving Berkeley Stags legends,” Cruce said. “We have a very deserving class in this year’s inductees. All of these inductees could have been with the first class.”
Cruce added that a school rich in tradition and history like Berkeley has a long line of stellar athletes, coaches, administrators and volunteers deserving of induction into the Hall of Fame.
“All the great ones will get in eventually,” he said.
Entry fee for the shotgun start tournament is $60 per person and $240 per team. The event will begin at 10 a.m. on April 25 at the Berkeley Country Club. This includes 18 holes of golf, a meal and beverages.
“It’s a great chance to bring together the rich past of Berkeley athletics and honor some very deserving athletes,” Cruce said. “This tournament is what funds everything with the Hall of Fame and it is the first opportunity for the new class to be formally introduced.”
Cruce also announced the awarding of a scholarship to a Berkeley student athlete to begin with the 2014 Hall of Fame Class. The scholarship will be funded by proceeds generated from each class induction and will be awarded to a graduating senior student athlete.
“Everything we do with the Berkeley Hall of Fame goes back to the school and these deserving student athletes,” said Hall of Fame Committee member Lane Wofford. “All of the funds will go back to help Berkeley High School, Berkeley athletics and Berkeley student athletes.”
Both past and present inductees are scheduled to attend.
“This is a very exciting time for Berkeley athletics,” Cruce said. “Any time you can reach the past and let the present see what the past did for them is all it’s all about.”
A limited number of hole sponsorships are still available. The cost to sponsor a hole is $100. †
For more information about the golf tournament and the Hall of Fame, contact Lane Wofford at 899-2568, or Jeff Cruce at 899-8805.
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