If you’re a local sports fan, you’ve probably heard about the Shawnee County Sports Hall of Fame (SCSHOF). What you might not know though is that the plaques honoring all the inductees since the creation of the SCSHOF are permanently on display here at the library. Created by the Topeka Shawnee County Sports Council to honor a legacy of outstanding performance by athletes, coaches, administrators, and sports writers and broadcasters with Shawnee County ties, the Hall of Fame inducted its first class in 1996.
Members represent a wide range of sports. Included, among others, are former Major League baseball players, former NFL players, an Olympic wrestler as well as two current Division 1 men’s basketball coaches. Two retired coaches in the SCSHOF have also been inducted into National Coaching Halls of Fame as well. All the Topeka high schools are represented by men and women of distinction in their sports. KU, K-State, Washburn, and other colleges around the state and country have athletes and coaches with a Shawnee County connection included as well. Inductee plaques include a photograph and a listing of outstanding accomplishments that earned the honoree the title “hall-of-famer.”
While you’re here for a look at these sports greats, be sure to take advantage of all the other great resources that can enhance your sporting life. We have books and DVDs on exercise and diet. Learn techniques on how to knock strokes off your golf score. We can help you with coaching that little league team or helping youngsters with the fundamentals of wrestling or any other activity you can think of. Who knows, maybe we can help you develop a future hall-of-famer along the way!
You’ll find the Hall-of-Fame plaques on the main floor in our New Books/Media Room. When you come in just ask and we’ll be happy to show you where they are. We look forward to seeing you at your library!
It’s that time of the year again. Summer is coming to and end, school is almost back in session, and football is right around the corner! And for those of you who are planning on playing fantasy football this season, we have a program coming up at the library that will be right up your alley. Join WIBW’s Terry Blount and Bruce Steinbrock on Saturday afternoon, August 13 from 2:00-4:00 in Marvin Auditorium 101A, as they present a fantasy football strategies program geared to help you dominate your league. Whether you’re experienced, or a rookie, Terry and Bruce will help give you the knowledge you need to navigate your way through your league’s season, including your draft.
We would also like to invite you to join the library’s first fantasy football league. Our draft will be Thursday evening, September 1, from 6:00-8:30 in the Hughes Room. There is no fee to join, and no experience is required. All experience levels are welcome, and the winner will take home a prize at the end of the season. Registration is required and can be done at the Red Carpet Desk, by phone at 580-4545, or by email at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you there!