Sports Wall of Fame

Please join us on:

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 6pm
OPEN AND FREE TO PUBLIC
The Aquatic Center at Vista Hermosa Sports Park, San Clemente

BELOW IS THE CRITERIA FOR NOMINATIONS AND THE FORM TO SUBMIT NOMINEES:

SAN CLEMENTE SPORTS WALL OF FAME

The San Clemente Sports Wall of Fame program, honoring outstanding athletes in San Clemente, initially proposed by 2012 Mayor Jim Evert, has been adopted by the Friends of San Clemente Foundation. The inaugural presentation took place in May of 2013 during the Foundation’s 2nd Annual Friendraiser.  Each year, members of our community will be invited to nominate athletes who were either born in San Clemente, grew up in San Clemente or lived in San Clemente during their careers.  The Sports Wall of Fame review committee will review the applications, to determine which athletes will be honored at the next Friendraiser.  Honorees will have their names displayed poolside on tiles at the Aquatic Center in Vista Hermosa Sports Park.

  NOMINATION FORM (Click here )

SELECTION CRITERIA

 The nominees for the Sports Wall of Fame must meet specific criteria to be considered by the selection committee.  The Sports Wall of Fame will recognize various categories of outstanding athletes, including those who have attained professional status, Olympians, and significant contributors such as coaches, and other individuals who have contributed significantly to shaping athletes and athletic programs in the San Clemente community.

The specific criteria below will be carefully considered when evaluating the nominations for the Sports Wall of Fame. The nominees may not necessarily meet every one of the criteria set forth, but the criteria will be used in accordance with the nomination category received.

  • Must have developed their athletic skills in San Clemente, including the City recreation program(s), schools, and ocean environment, or
  • Must have established residency here while still an active, non-retired pro-athlete/coach/Olympian.
  • Must have achieved athletic notoriety in college, professional sports teams, or major competition, or outstanding coaching contribution in his or her sport.
  • Must exemplify character/serve as a positive role model while representing his or her sport.

RETRACTION

Once selected for the Sports Wall of Fame, all inductees are expected to remain a positive role model for the community and its youth, especially its aspiring athletes.

There could be a situation when an individual is removed from the Sports Wall of Fame. It is important that inductees are aware of this caveat when formally recognized on the Sports Wall of Fame.