Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame taking nominations from public

This year’s call to locate the best the Snohomish County sporting world has to offer begins Thursday.

The Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame’s period for accepting public nominations for its 2018 class opens Thursday and continues through March 2.

The Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame, which was founded in 2010, has annually honored athletes, coaches, teams and contributors with Snohomish County ties who distinguished themselves on the state, national or international stage. Between 2010 and 2017 a total of 44 athletes, 19 coaches, 12 teams and seven contributors were inducted.

Several inductees into the Hall of Fame have come through public nominations. Among those are adventurer Helen Thayer (inducted in 2010), basketball player Jack Nichols (2012), the 1940 Everett High School basketball team (2012), distance runner Herm Atkins (2012), rowing coach Dick Erickson (2013), Mountlake Terrace High School coach Maggie King (2014), the 1960-61 Everett High School football team (2015), the 1981 Meadowdale High School girls soccer team (2016) and water skier Steve Miller (2017).

Nomination forms can be found online at www.snohomish.org/sports/sports-hall-of-fame.

Those forms can either be e-mailed to sports@snohomish.org, faxed to 425-348-5701, or mailed to Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame, c/o Snohomish County Sports Commission, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, Wash., 98296.

For more information, contact Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame chair Frank Foster by email at fosfrank@yahoo.com.

The 2018 Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame banquet is scheduled for Sept. 19 at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Angel of the Winds Arena.

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