Tuesday, April 22, 2014
If you invite them, they will come, the legends of Berkeley Stags sports.
Berkeley fans will get their first look at the Class of 2014 Berkeley Athletics Hall of Fame inductees this week.
The third annual Berkeley Hall of Fame Golf Tournament will tee off with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. at the Berkeley Country Club in Moncks Corner.
“This is our big event fundraiser of the year,” said BHSAHOF chairman Lane Wofford. “Other than Hall of Fame induction night this is our biggest event of the year.”
New this year is a the honoroing of one of Berkeley's many outstanding teams, the 1960 football squad.
“There are teams that deserve to be honored,” said BAHOF Committee Chairman Lane Woffard. “Teams that were dominant during their time like the 1960 Stags ... that are deserving of their place in history.”
The honoring of specific teams is a new wrinkle to the hall of fame, which enters its third year.
The Class of 2014 includes Kathy Brittle Jones, Jimmy Villeoponteaux, David Barnett, Don Brown Jr., Mal Lawyer, Clark Simpkins, Pete Myers, and the 1960 football team.
Wofford, the only holdover from the original Berkeley Hall of Fame committee, assumed the chairmanship of the committee from BHS Athletic Director Jeff Cruce over the winter and announced the formation of the new HOF committee slated to serve a two-year term.
New committee members are Dave Copeland, current Hall of Famers Ben Fleming Sr. and Butch Watson, Amy Jones, Craig Mims and Bill McCall Sr.
“With the Hall of Fame awarding its first annual scholarship this spring, the golf tournament's importance as our primary fundraiser increases,” Wofford said. “The tournament is the first chance to meet this year's Hall of Fame inductees and get together for a good cause.”
For more information about nominating a former Stags student-athlete or do make a donation to the Berkeley High School Athletics Hall of Fame, contact Lane Wofford at 843-899-2568 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.