KOKOMO, Indiana – The Howard County Sports Hall of Fame is selling tickets for its 2017 Induction Banquet, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. at the Creative Financial Centre, home of the cfd Companies (2704 S. Goyer Road in Kokomo). Tickets for the banquet are $25 and are available by calling Ron Barsh at (765) 453-4739. Tickets will not be available at the door.
Members of the Howard County Sports HOF class of 2017 include Matt Bell (basketball and tennis standout at Kokomo), John Bingaman (state champ golf coach at Kokomo), Mike Blackburn (longtime Northwestern athletic director), Dan Dunn (world champion horseshoe pitcher), Tom Hilligoss (state champion in shot put and football standout at Kokomo), Dick Sanburn Jr. (former owner of Dick Sanburn Sporting Goods and outstanding fastpitch softball player) and Jenna Tarkington-Mumaw (state champion gymnast at Northwestern and record-setter at Ball State).
“Any of this year’s seven inductees have strong enough resumes to have gone in previously, but that just shows how deep Howard County athletic history is,” said HOF President Dean Hockney. “I am excited to hear them speak at our induction banquet in October – it is always a great evening for the sports community.”
This is the 15th class of inductees into the Howard County Sports HOF. Founded in 2003, the Hall of Fame has inducted 90 members with permanent plaques on display at the Kokomo Event and Conference Center.