CHANDLER, Ariz. – Seven individuals who have brought recognition to Chandler through their athletic accomplishments will be celebrated at the upcoming Chandler Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon. The ceremony will be held at the Hamilton High School Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. The Chandler Sports Hall of Fame inductees include:
- Dashawn Jordan, Skateboarding
- Steve Kanner, Coach, Golf
- Adam Mannon, Baseball
- Melissa Mehlhorn, Volleyball
- Brock Purdy, Football
- Jimmy Rogers, Coach, Football
- Andrew Yun, Golf
In addition to the inductees, the Sports Hall of Fame will give Special Recognition Awards to Billy Reed, Groundskeeper, and Pat Sylvestre, Equipment Tech.
“This year’s phenomenal class features athletes and coaches who have set the standard for excellence. All these honorees have represented the City of Chandler and their Chandler school in a way that is second to none. We look forward to celebrating this year’s class of Chandler Sports Hall of Fame inductees,” says John Vincent, co-chairman of the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame Committee. “From athletes competing in the Super Bowl and X Games to coaches leading their teams to championships, these seven individuals are superb,” he adds.
The Chandler Sports Hall of Fame, along with the Chandler Museum, celebrates the rich history of Chandler athletics by honoring those athletes, coaches, and teams that have brought recognition to the City of Chandler through their exceptional talent. This recognition may include national or statewide record-setting performances or contributions to the community and athletics in general. Athletes who are from Chandler or live in Chandler during the time of their achievement, or those who attended a Chandler school, are eligible.
The selection committee is comprised of former coaches, school administrators, athletes, and others with a genuine interest in the history of athletics in Chandler. Since 2004, the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame has recognized some of the best athletes, coaches and teams that call Chandler home.
Tickets for the event, which includes both the induction ceremony and luncheon, are $15 and available online through Eventbrite. The Hamilton High School Auditorium is located at 3700 S. Arizona Ave.
Chandler Museum is an innovative learning environment where the community comes together to share our stories, store our cultural heritage and experience Chandler as a people and place. The vision of the Museum is to be the community’s principal resource to explore its people’s history, culture, and place in a rapidly changing world of today – within and without the walls of a building. Find more information online at Chandler Museum.
Chandler Sports Hall of Fame is a nonprofit 501c3 organization with the purpose of honoring the athlete who have brought recognition to the City of Chandler and who have made a significant contribution to Chandler’s athletics community. To learn more about the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame and its inductees, visit ChandlerPedia.
Programs and Operations Manager, Chandler Museum