A special thank you to the 2013 Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame sponsors & supporters:

Affordable Northwest Roofing, Siding & Windows

Arby's Restaurants

Avista Corp.

Bank of America

Batteries Plus


Brett Sports/Spokane Indians/Spokane Chiefs


Copenhaver Construction

Fasteners, Inc.

Garco Construction

Haskins Steel Co. Inc.

Jon and Karen Heimbigner - In Memory of Jonah and Norma Heimbigner

Jostens - Pete Bauernfeind

Journal of Business

Kimmel Athletic Supply

KXLY Broadcasting

Lilac Bloomsday Association

Linda & Ed Sharman Family Fund

Linda Wolcott-In Memory of Linda Sheridan and Dell & Marie Williams (parents)

Luigi's Italian Restaurant and Catering

Maxey Law Offices

Men's Wearhouse

Mullin, Cronin, Casey & Blair, P.S.

Randy Martin - Cetera Advisor Networks

Ritzville Warehouse - Odessa Trading Co.

Rockwood Clinic

Sicilia Chiropractic

Skyhawks Sports

Spokane Amateur Softball Association

Spokane Hoopfest

Spokane Public Facilities District

The Davenport Hotel & Tower

The Legacy Group - Keller Williams

S-R Media/The Spokesman-Review

The Swinging Doors

Vic B. Linden & Sons Sign Advertising

Wildrose Graphics

Zak Designs Inc.

Inland Northwest
Sports Hall of Fame


The Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame, a committee of the Spokane Sports Commission, celebrates the achievements of top athletes, coaches, and contributors in the Spokane Region. Our region's athletic talent is a huge source of pride and positive recognition for our area, and we want to honor those who have attracted regional and national attention.

Every two years, the Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame Committee hosts an awards luncheon for Hall of Fame and the Scroll of Honor inductees. Join us for the next induction ceremony in the fall of 2013, as we honor some of the best athletes, coaches, and individuals in our community. Memorabilia for all inductees can be viewed at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.


The committee is comprised of Spokane Sports Commission board members, as well as sportswriters, broadcasters and other sports-minded people in the community. Nomination categories are as follows; athlete, coach, contributor, and Special Category. To be eligible for nomination to the Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame, the candidate must have been a resident of the Inland Northwest at the time he or she gained recognition.

Athletes are not eligible for consideration until five years after his or her last competition. Coaches will be eligible three years after their last coaching date, or retirement. Contributors are eligible at the discretion of the committee. Under special circumstances, the Hall of Fame Committee has the ability to waive requirements for athletes and coaches.

The Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame Committee, in considering qualified nominees, shall limit annual selection to no more than two athletes, two coaches, one contributor, and one special category.

Nominations should be submitted by mail or email with detailed information regarding the nominee’s full name, present address, and outline of achievements in the classification for which he or she is being nominated. If the nominee is deceased, the date of death is required.

If the nominee is selected for the Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame, a photograph and memento of the individual will be displayed in the Sports Hall of Fame in the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.


The Hall of Fame Committee was established in 1960 to honor area athletes, coaches and contributors for the notoriety they brought to the Spokane Region. The first Hall of Fame induction ceremony contained 21 members and took place during half-time of the WSU/Arizona football game at Joe Albi Stadium in 1963.

The Scroll of Honor was added in 1968 to honor individuals who have made notable contributions to sports activities in the Inland Northwest.

Over the years, the Hall of Fame has gone through a number of changes, including a move from the Spokane Coliseum to the Spokane Veteran’s Memorial Arena in October of 1995. An expansion in 2001 and 2009 added 42 cubicles and new signage to the display.

Presently, there are 136 members in the Hall of Fame and 42 on the Scroll of Honor.

Next Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony is October 27, 2015.

Thank you to everyone who attended or supported the 2013 induction ceremony. The next induction will take place October 27, 2015 at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena. If you have questions, please contact Spokane Sports Commission at 509.456.5812.


We are currently signing on community partners for the 2015 Induction Ceremony. If you are interested in supporting this event, email Ben Brast.

Sponsorship includes:

Mention in the official program to be distributed at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony approx: 500 programs

Sponsorship will include 4 free tickets to the induction ceremony and luncheon at the Spokane Arena

Mention in all event electronic and print advertising.

Name on Large Hall of Fame plaque displayed for two years at the Spokane Arena

Verbal mention and representative acknowledgment at the induction ceremony luncheon

Name on the Spokane Sports Commission website

Name on LCD display visible on the floor of the Arena throughout the luncheon



Past 2013 Inductees:

Hall of Fame
Bobby Brett
Pat Falloon
Carl Johnson
Jerry Krause
Gary Lindeblad

Scroll of Honor
Mel Olson
Mike Vlahovich

Download the brochure for complete list of previous inductees.

Photo of 2013 Inductees (Carl Johnson not shown)

About Spokane Sports Commission

Sports don't just entertain. They improve communities. They drive economies. And no other organization brings sports events to the Inland Northwest like the Spokane Sports Commission. We are a nonprofit coalition of regional government; business and volunteers committed to recruiting and developing sports events. With these events come tourism dollars, entertainment and media attention attracting sports fans from around the world. Business wins. Kids win. Fans win, our region wins.

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