The Enfield Athletic Hall of Fame, Inc. (est. 1996)
The Enfield Athletic Hall of Fame (HOF) was established in 1996 as a non-profit, mostly self-funded, and 501C(3) tax-exempt organization. The HOF is dedicated to establishing a common ground of recognition for the citizens of Enfield through annual induction of individuals, teams, and sponsors both past and present. These citizens will have made a significant contribution in athletics or related fields and who have a defined, recognizable link to the community as positive role models. A committee of approximately 16 members was formed and monthly meetings are held to determine the yearly events, candidate research, balloting, election, and induction into the Hall of Fame.
About the Athletic Hall of Fame
Golf Tourney (annual):
The Hall of Fame holds an annual fundraising golf tournament. It is an 18-hole shotgun/scramble with cart, lunch, full buffet dinner, prizes, and awards. Everyone is welcome. Many sports celebrities& HOF Inductees attend the Golf tournament, which is the main fundraiser for our scholarships.
The HOF gives out annual scholarships to Enfield's high school seniors. Scholarships include the general HOF, and the other is the Amy Romano Memorial Scholarship, honoring our late HOF Inductee (1997) and committee member. To date, the HOF has given out over $40,000 to graduating seniors going onto college. Scholarship application details can be found at the High School Guidance office.
Induction Ceremony (annual):
Each year the HOF hosts an induction ceremony to honor the class for that particular year. Over 200 people may attend with the ceremony, including reception, formal dinner, past/present HOF gallary slide show, annual Inductee awards. The event is taped for local cable television.
Inductees Nominations and George Daly, Jr. Special Recognition Award (annual)
A nomination sub-committee was formed to solicit and go through hundreds of nominations. To be considered for induction, all nominees must have a completed athletic biography on file with the HOF subcommittee. This subcommittee and biographies are critical pieces of our organization's process. Since we cannot research all candidates, we rely on the public to provide a great deal of names and information about possible inductees and teams. George Daly, Jr. was our first chairperson on this subcommittee. George did a wonderful job in 1996. Sadly, He passed away 3 days before the first-ever induction ceremony on August 2, 1996. Today, we recognize George's athletic spirit and dedication to the HOF by awarding the George Daly, Jr. Special Recognition Award annually to a deserving candidate.
Location of the Enfield Athletic Hall Of Fame:
The Enfield Athletic Hall of Fame home(including displays) is located inside the Enfield Senior Center at 299 Elm Street (next to the police station).
Enfield Athletic Hall of Fame Committee
Michael T. Cotnoir, Chairman
Tim Jensen, Vice -Chairman
Kris Couture, Secretary
Tom Owens HOF, 2010,Treasurer
Ben Aleks HOF 2016
Joe Andrychowski HOF 2014
Bob Bromage, HOF 2001
Lisa Carrara, HOF 1998
Marian Dippel, HOF 2002
Bob Linn, HOF 2004
If you are interested in learning more about the Enfield Athletic Hall of Fame please please contact any of the above committe members.write to us at 19 North Main Street Enfield, CT 06082 or e-mail Mike Cotnoir at firstname.lastname@example.org