Nominations Sought for Special Awards

The Blair County Sports Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for its Community Service and Lifetime Achievement awards.

The Community Service Award started in 1998 and recognizes a deserving individual or organization that has contributed to the betterment of sports in Blair County.

The Lifetime Achievement Award began in 2010 and is presented by an individual who has made their mark in sports over the course of their lifetime.

Past Community Service Award winners include: John Conlon (Altoona Parochial League), Johnny Robertson (Altoona Boxing Club), Tom Stout (George B. Kelley Federation), Harry Sickler (Tyrone sports leader), Skip Dry (Mansion Park-Lakemont Summer Basketball League), Joe Reed (Blair County Miracle League), Sue Kovensky (Hollidaysburg YMCA Women’s Basketball League), Ken Koronowski (Altoona Area Youth Hockey Association), Bud Grazier (Bellwood-Antis Youth Football League) and Carl Cacciotti (Altoona Little League).

Lifetime Achievement Award winners include Jim Lane (2010), Jake Webb  (2018) and Julie Roseborough (2022), all of whom spent more than 50 years on their respected fields, Lane in Altoona Mirror sports coverage, Webb as a weightlifting pioneer and Roseborough as the longest tenured coach (Bellwood girls track and cross country) in Blair County history.

Deadline for nominations is Monday, Sept. 4.

Though nominations are being accepted for both awards, due to time the banquet’s constraints, only one will be selected for 2024 and the others deferred for future consideration.

The hall’s board of directors will make that determination in September.