The City of Brampton is honouring five citizens for their contributions to sports in the City.
In the Builder category, Dave Doherty will be inducted for his dedication to the baseball community in Brampton, including 23 years with Brampton Minor Baseball Incorporated. Don Doan will also be inducted as a Builder for his contribution to enhancing the sports community in our city, including advocating for the provision of facilities and his assistance as advisor to numerous youth and adult community sports groups. In the Athlete category, Michael Hasen will be celebrated for his success as a lacrosse player and coach.
“On behalf of Council and the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame Committee, congratulations to this year’s Sports Hall of Fame inductees!” said Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, “Brampton has many sports programs to offer and it is exciting to see these inductees leading the way in our community.”
Michael Meeks will join the Hall of Fame as an Athlete in recognition of his success in basketball, and Robbie Taylor will also be recognized in the Athlete category for his accomplishments in swimming.
“On behalf of the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame Committee, it once again gives me great pleasure to announce the Class of 2019 inductees into our Hall of Fame.” said Dean McLeod, Chair of the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame Committee. “This year’s class will add to the illustrious list of former inductees when they receive their enshrinement in May. Congratulations to all of the new inductees for your individual contributions to sports in Brampton.”
The 39th Annual Brampton Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 14, at the Rose Theatre Brampton. A cocktail dinner begins at 6 pm, followed by the induction ceremony and reception. The year’s keynote speaker is Evanka Osmak, co-anchor of Sportsnet Central.
Tickets are on sale at the Rose Theatre Box Office for $55 each. Tickets for children age 12 and under are $27.50, and free for children under two years of age. To purchase your tickets, visit www.rosetheatre.ca or call 905.874.2800.
To learn more about the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame and this year’s inductees, information is available on the Hall of Fame’s website at www.brampton.ca/bshf.
The Brampton Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1979 by a group of dedicated sport enthusiasts in conjunction with the City of Brampton. It is located in the CAA Centre on 7575 Kennedy Road South.