Nominate Deserving Candidates for the Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame class of 2020

MOUNT PROSPECT, ILLINOIS (October 2, 2018) - Nominations are now being accepted for the Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame Class of 2020. Since 1956, manufacturers, reps, retailers, team dealers and industry influencers have been recognized for their contributions to the growth and advancement of the industry.

“Now that we have completed our evaluation and election of the 2019 Hall of Fame inductees, our work begins for next year’s meeting,” Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame Committee Chairman Ken Meehan said. “It is important to the committee to have a strong group of nominees to consider for this honor.

“The qualifications are intentionally stringent to maintain the high quality of our inductees,” Meehan added. “We ask everyone in the industry to consider submitting a nomination of someone they believe to be worthy of this honor.”

The deadline to submit completed nomination forms, along with the required three letters of recommendation and other supporting materials, is February 22, 2019.

Names of all Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Famers and nomination forms can be found at the NSGA website, There are three distinct classifications in which a person may qualify: Retailer/Dealer, Manufacturer/Representative and Industry Influencer.

For more information, contact Larry Weindruch, NSGA Director of Public Affairs and Hall of Fame Committee Secretary,