Images: Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation banquet
Nov 4, 2013 3:50 PM - The Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation Sunday held its 34th annual induction ceremony and banquet at The Centre of Elgin. Over 200 people attended and witnessed five new inductees -- Anton Kossakowski, Alan Lettow, Jeff Myers, Dave Russell and Vince Webber -- take their place in the Hall of Fame, bringing the number of inductees to 158 since the hall's inception in 1980. Twenty-five Elgin area student-athletes were awarded $1,000 scholarships. The foundation has now awarded over $353,000 in scholarships since beginning with one $500 award in 1980. Additionally, Daily Herald Fox Valley Sports Editor John Radtke, a member of the ESHOFF board of directors, awarded over 50 Outstanding Achievement Awards, and longtime area youth baseball and football coach Mike Bailey was awarded the Vic Masi Award for community service.