2023 Induction Ceremony
Josh Cribbs, Bob Kain, Renee Powell, and Lou Slapnik Newest Members of the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame
Presented by Cleveland Clinic
Annual Induction Ceremony Held Tuesday, October 17, 2023
The GCSHOF Jack Herrick Youth Sports Fund Presented Annual Grants
The Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame proudly announced a diverse 2023 class that represents the best of Cleveland-area sports, from the high school coaching level to the apex of athlete representation. This year’s inductees broke racial barriers, managed careers, inspired countless young men and women, and showed innumerable skills on the football field.
Josh Cribbs, Bob Kain, Renee Powell, and Lou Slapnik were inducted on Tuesday, October 17, at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center, presented by Cleveland Clinic and supported by Discount Drug Mart.
The GCSHOF also announced the two recipients of the Jack Herrick Youth Sports Fund grants. The Fund provides opportunities for local youth of all backgrounds to participate safely in sports.
Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame Accepting Nominations for Jack Herrick Youth Sports Grant Funding
The accomplishments of the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame inductees provide inspiration for young athletes. The GCSHOF fosters those dreams by providing grant funding to qualified youth sports organizations in the Greater Cleveland area.
Interested youth sports organization seeking grant funding should go the GCSHOF website to apply. Deadline for application is Friday, September 9, 2023.
The Jack Herrick Youth Sports Fund honors the legacy of Jack Herrick, a world-class squash champion and GCSHOF Class of 1986 inductee, and a former GCSHOF president. Herrick passed away in October of 2022.
Donations to assist the GCSHOF’s commitment to local sports can be made at the Jack Herrick Youth Sports Fund online or via the mail at the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame, 2021 Crocker Road, Suite, 510, Westlake, Ohio 44145.
Donors may specify their gift is for the Jack Herrick Youth Sports Fund.
The Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame tells the story of discipline, commitment, perseverance, and excellence in achievement. The Hallencourages and inspires those who believe in the importance of sport and its direct impact on the well-being of our community.
The GCSHOF celebrates star athletes and notable sports figures born and/or raised in Greater Cleveland, or who have made their home in our region. Nominations are accepted from a nine-county region including Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Ashtabula, Lorain, Medina, Portage. Summit and Stark.