CHAPEL HILL—Tickets are available to the general public for an event that has become a highlight of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association year: the annual NCHSAA Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremonies.
The event is scheduled for the Friday Center in Chapel Hill on Saturday, April 22, with a reception at six o'clock and dinner starting at seven. GlaxoSmithKline has provided a gift to help underwrite the NCHSAA Hall of Fame, enabling it to honor individuals who have spent a lifetime in education. It is one of the Association’s most prestigious accolades.
Coca-Cola is also a now a major sponsor of the NCHSAA Hall of Fame.
The NCHSAA Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to high school athletics in North Carolina. This marks the 19th induction class for the NCHSAA Hall of Fame, which now numbers 97. Each new inductee will be introduced by a special video presentation and will receive a commemorative NCHSAA Hall of Fame ring in honor of the induction.
Honorees at this year's event will include:
• Tim Brayboy of Cary, long time game official in football and basketball and a former teacher-coach who spent 24 years on the staff of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction working with athletics. He is also a co-author of a book on the history of athletics at Indian high school in the state
• Jim Burch of Cary had a stellar career in both education and as a basketball official, working 17 years of high school basketball and 29 years in the college ranks in addition to coordinating officiating for several collegiate conferences
• Dick Knox of Chapel Hill had an impressive coaching resume at several North Carolina high schools and recently retired as the supervisor of officials and deputy executive director for the NCHSAA after over 20 years in that position
• the late Tom McQuaid from Beaufort had a stellar coaching career and is best remembered for guiding the Beaufort High School Seadogs to a remarkable 91-game winning streak and three consecutive NCHSAA state championships
• Mike Raybon of Jamestown has been a coach, administrator and game official. He officiated over 30 years in wrestling and coached that sport for 20 years at Ragsdale, winning 14 conference titles and three state crowns
"We would hope that these communities would really turn out to support these great individuals who have meant so much to so many people," said Charlie Adams, NCHSAA executive director. "The Hall of Fame ceremonies have evolved into a special event and it is a great opportunity for former players and other supporters of these honorees to get together."
Tickets are priced at forty dollars for the general public and are available by contacting the NCHSAA at (919) 962-7784.