For 37 years, the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame was no more than a board of directors operating out of the Denver Chamber of Commerce. Banquet and Selection Committees focused solely on honoring inductees each year at an annual awards dinner.
The signature event of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, the Induction and Awards Banquet is held every spring and brings together around 800 people to celebrate the accomplishments of Colorado Athletes.
For the past couple years, The Colorado Sports Hall of Fame has presented a first-class golf tournament. The Golf Classic is hosted in September at the world famous Broadmoor Hotel and Golf Club in Colorado Springs.
A collaboration between the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, Colorado High School Activities Association and INVESCO Field at Mile High. The December 4A and 5A high school championship football games held at INVESCO Field at Mile High.
Coming soon:
The place to look for activities for kids! Statewide database of youth sports programs - search for programs or make sure yours is included.

Inductee Profiles

Click here to search and view profiles of the 228 inductees in the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.

History

For 37 years, the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame was no more than a board of directors operating out of the Denver Chamber of Commerce. Banquet and Selection Committees focused solely on honoring inductees each year at an annual awards dinner.

A dream was realized in 2001 when the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Museum was born at INVESCO Field at Mile High, now Sports Authority Field at Mile High, with the help of the Metropolitan Football Stadium District. In addition, the Sports Legends Mall and Legacy Pillars were built at the same site to honor each Hall of Fame induction class.

Since then, there has been the addition of a permanent museum, a website, and the ability to raise funds through the Induction Banquet, the Golf Classic, and the Championship Saturday - 4A and 5A High School Football Championships at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Through these avenues, the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame can give back to the community through programs and support for youth sports.

Selection Process

Inductees to the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame are chosen by an independent Selection Committee composed of media representatives from throughout the State of Colorado.

The Selection Committee consists of:

 

David Hunt
Chairperson
KUSA Channel 9

Tim Simmons
Vice Chair
BFishInc

Gary Baines - Colorado Golf Journal

Jim Benton - Rocky Mountain News

Tilman Bishop - State Senator-Retired

Bert Borgmann - Colorado HS Activities Association

Mike Brohard - Loveland Reporter Herald

Irv Brown - KKFN Radio

Mike Burrows - The Denver Post

Jim Conrad - Sportscaster

Pete Deluca - Trinidad State Junior College

Terry Frei - The Denver Post

Drew Goodman - FSN Rocky Mountain

Judy Hildner - Pueblo Chieftain

 

Norm Jones - Sportscaster

Dorothy Mauk - The Denver Post, Retired

Paul Moloney - Greeley Tribune, Retired

Marcia Neville - FOX31-TV

Tony Phifer - Sports Writer

Jay Ritchie - TeeToGreen

Ralph Routon - Colorado Springs Independent

Les Shapiro - Sportscaster

Gerry Valerio - Max Preps

Ron Zappollo - KDVR-TV

Larry Zimmer - KOA Radio

 

Ex-Officio Members
Brian Cook - Board of Directors, Colorado Sports Hall of Fame

Tom Lawrence - President & CEO, Colorado Sports Hall of Fame

Nominations are accepted from the public throughout the year. The deadline for submitting a nomination form is October 1st for the following year. The voting meeting of the Selection Committee is held each October followed by an Induction Banquet in April. Once an individual has been nominated, the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame keeps the information on file for future consideration. There is no need to re-nominate an individual.

Nomination forms are available from the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Executive Office, 720.258.3535, or feel free to print the nomination form below.

Nomination for Induction

Nominations are accepted for individuals who have merited recognition and distinction in sports and who have brought fame and glory to the State of Colorado through outstanding accomplishments in the following areas (local, state & national):

Athletic Participation
Teaching/Coaching
Administration/Working with the Game
Other: Promotion, Refereeing, Ownership, Reporting, Training

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All nominations should be sent to:
The Colorado Sports Hall of Fame
Sports Authority Field at Mile High
1701 Bryant St.
Suite 500
Denver, Colorado 80204

Nomination / Selection process is as follows:
Fill out the form and include any letters of recommendation/support, articles, biographies and/or photos and return it to the Hall of Fame.  You may mail it or drop it off during business hours at the Hall of Fame Museum or at theSports Authority Field Stadium Management office.  You are also welcome to send it over electronically if you have it that way. 
Once the Hall of Fame recieves the file, it is forwarded it on to the selection committee, made up of approximately 29 sports and media representatives from around the state.  All nominations are kept on file from year to year.  We have nearly 200 nominees on file, and we choose 4-6 inductees each year.

Mission Statement

To honor, by public acknowledgment or commemoration, those individuals who merit recognition and distinction for their exploits, accomplishments and leadership in sports and athletic endeavors in the state of Colorado. Equally, to build and make available programs and support for youth in our state, to cultivate character and citizenship as they grow toward leadership in our state and throughout the Nation.