TSHF Wins 2011 ISHA Communications Award

July 10th, 2012

The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame has won an International Sports Heritage Award for a program that allows school groups to visit the facility free of charge.

The program, sponsored by a generous grant from Dollar General Corp.’s literacy foundation, is called “The Champion Within.”
Program participants not only get to visit the Hall of Fame free of charge, but their schools also receive copies of a lesson plan for the visits and copies of a video titled, “The Champion Within.”

The International Sports Heritage Association is a nonprofit organization that assists sports museums and halls of fame in developing, operating and promoting their facilities.

The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame will receive the award at the annual International Sports Heritage Association meeting in Toronto, Canada this October.

“This program was developed with the leadership of Lynn Toy and the hard work of our summer interns, David Catterton and Julie Nabors,” said Bill Emendorfer, the Hall of Fame’s president. “We are very grateful and appreciative of Dollar General and their commitment to literacy. We are proud to be partners with such a fine organization.”

For more information or to book a tour of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, contact Lynn Toy at 615-242-4750 or lpowell@tshf.net

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