The Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame honors
athletes, owners, and coaches from West Michigan who have achieved
prominence in their sports on a local, state, or national level.
Originally founded by the Grand Rapids City Commission in 1972, the
Sports Hall of Fame was reestablished in 1995 and is now housed on
the upper deck of the Van Andel Arena.
Each year, a new group of inductees is selected by the Board of
Trustees and honored at the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony. To date, there have been 131 inductees
to the Hall of Fame, including former United States President,
Gerald R. Ford, and former Grand Rapids Mayor, Paul Goebel, Sr.
In addition to
honoring sports heroes, the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame
sponsors annual events in support of West Michigan athletics and
supports local charities.
HALL OF FAME SHOWCASE
The women's volleyball teams of Aquinas
College, Calvin College, Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University
compete in this tournament. Click to learn more