September 22, 2015 - San Jose Sports Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2015 Inductees
SAN JOSE, California –The San Jose Sports Hall of Fame will mark its 21st year of honoring South Bay sports legends when it inducts its four newest members on Monday, Nov. 9, at SAP Center at San Jose. The four inductees hail from the upper echelon of collegiate, professional, and/or Olympic competition. Although they played different sports in different eras, they share the common bond of having made a lasting impact both on and off the field of play.
The San Jose Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015 Inductees are:
- John Carlos: Olympic Medalist / NCAA Champion / Civil Rights Icon
- Chris Carver: Legendary Synchronized Swimming Coach / U.S. National Team Coach
- Jeff Garcia: NFL Pro-Bowl Quarterback / SJSU Record Holder
- Manuel “Mani” Hernandez: Olympian/ MLS Trailblazer/ Acclaimed Youth Coach
Each inductee will be recognized with a bronze plaque permanently installed on the concourse at SAP Center at San Jose. With the induction of the Class of 2015, there will be 97 South Bay sports icons enshrined in the Hall of Fame. The annual induction is an event of the San Jose Sports Authority, San Jose Arena Authority, SAP Center Management/San Jose Sharks, and the City of San José. The event benefits Special Olympics Northern California and high school sports programs.
The November ceremony kicks off with a reception followed by dinner and induction ceremony. Individual tickets begin at $250 each; sponsorship and table packages are available starting at $3,000. For information and to purchase event tickets call (408) 288-2936.
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