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RIIL accepting Hall of Fame nominations

The Rhode Island Interscholastic League has announced that preliminary recommendations or formal nominations for the RIIL High School Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2013 are now being accepted.

“The Rhode Island Interscholastic League Athletic Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognizing the accomplishments of truly dedicated and giving individuals who have touched the lives of so many people through high school athletics.”

Nominees must exemplify the highest standard of sportsmanship, ethical conduct and moral character and will be considered on the merits of their contributions and achievements to high school athletics. Categories in which a person may be nominated are: coach, administrator and former outstanding athletes. In addition, there is a category for any person whose activities as a game official, school supporter or one whose combination of activities have resulted in a service qualified as outstanding or excellent.

The RIIL will honor its 11th class of inductees at a ceremony in May, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza at The Crossings.

In addition to the already established application process, the RIIL Hall of Fame Committee has instituted a quick and easy way to increase the pool of potential candidates with the preliminary recommendation form. This form must be submitted to the RIIL office no later than Sept. 1, 2012. The Committee will review the forms and determine eligibility for formal nomination.

Formal nominations will continue to be accepted and must be submitted to the RIIL office no later than November 1, 2012.

The preliminary recommendation, formal nomination packet and Hall of Fame Inductees List 2003-2012 may be downloaded from the RIIL web site at www.riil.org or obtained by calling the RIIL office at 401-272-9844.


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