The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame was established in February 1963, with the support of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, "to honor those persons who by excellence of their activities in or connected with the world of sports have brought recognition and esteem to themselves and to the State of North Carolina. Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A chamber of commerce (also referred to in some circles as a board of trade) is a form of Business network. Sport is an Activity that is governed by a set of rules or Customs and often engaged in competitively North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States " The Hall of Fame inducted its first five members in December of that year. A hall of fame (sometimes HOF) is a type of Museum established for any a field of endeavor to honor individuals of noteworthy achievement in that field
Since that time, the inductees, elected annually, have donated mementos of their sports careers to the Hall of Fame. In 1969 the Charlotte Coliseum agreed to display these objects in the corridor of the building, hoping to eventually expand the building to include a room dedicated to the Hall of Fame. Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Charlotte Coliseum was a multi-purpose sports and entertainment arena in Charlotte North Carolina, US The expansion never occurred, however, and in 1981 the objects moved to the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 The North Carolina Museum of History is located in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Raleigh (pronounced rah-lee) is the Capital of the State of North Carolina and the county seat of Wake County, USA In 1994 a 4,000-square-foot (370 m²) permanent exhibit titled North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame opened at the museum. Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar)
Visitors to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame can see such artifacts as Richard Petty’s race car, North Carolina State University basketball coach Jim Valvano’s warm-up suit, Arnold Palmer’s Ryder Cup golf bag, Meadowlark Lemon’s Harlem Globetrotters basketball uniform, North Carolina State University coach Kay Yow’s Olympic team basketball, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill football star Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice’s jersey. Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937) is a former NASCAR driver who raced in the Strictly Stock/Grand National Era and the Winston Cup Series North Carolina State University at Raleigh is a public, Coeducational extensive Research University located in Raleigh North Carolina Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m James Thomas Anthony Valvano ( March 10 1946 – April 28 1993) nicknamed Jimmy V, was an American college Basketball Career outline Palmer was born in Latrobe Pennsylvania. He learned golf from his father Deacon Palmer who was head professional and greens keeper at Latrobe Country Club The Ryder Cup is a Golf trophy donated by Samuel Ryder, which is awarded Biennially in an event called the "Ryder Cup Matches" between teams from George "Meadowlark" Lemon (born April 25, 1932) is an American Basketball player and actor The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism and Comedy. Sandra Kay Yow (born March 14, 1942 in Gibsonville North Carolina) United States is the head coach of the women's Basketball team The Olympic Games is an international Multi-sport event established for both summer and winter games The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( UNC, North Carolina, or simply Carolina) is a public, Coeducational Research American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with Charles Ronald "Choo-Choo" Justice ( May 18, 1924 &ndash October 17, 2003) was an American football halfback
As of 2005 the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame numbers 220 members. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.