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Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame Induction

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Story and photography by Megan Venable

Since 1982, the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame has celebrated sports and is a major fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley. As part of the evening’s activities, individuals were inducted into the Hall of Fame for achievements in athletics, media, coaching, sports administration and officiating. Other honorees include Knoxville’s Most Outstanding Male and Female High School Athletes of the Year, Chad Pennington Professional Athlete of the Year, Pat Summitt Ignite Greatness Award, Special Recognition, Will McKamey Spirit Award and Buck Vaughn Legacy Award. Former Vol, two-time back-to-back SEC Player of the Year, NBA player and vice president of the National Basketball Players Association, Grant Williams, was the evening’s guest speaker. Prior to the awards ceremony, a VIP reception was held in the Knoxville Convention Center.

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