The York County Sports Hall of Fame began it's life in 1998, but it's genesis began years before. The neighborhood sandlots, church gyms, community center pools, youth sports leagues, and high school playing fields all cultivated the long and rich history of sports in York County. The individuals we honor are reflections of the dedication and devotion of many people who loved sports. For that, we will always be grateful, and through those efforts, we see lives that have been made better and lives that have added to our community.

Founded by Bill Neely and Ed Thompson in May of 1998, in the 19 years since it's founding, the Hall of Fame has inducted 78 people. Nominations are currently open for the 2017 induction class. For more information please see our Nominate page.

Induction Procedure


Open to all York County residents past and present with a certain criteria.

Nomination forms are available at RH/YC Convention and Visitors Bureau located at the Baxter Hood Center or by clicking here and downloading.

Forms must be filed out completely by the person nominating.

Deadline for entry is September 1st on the year prior to the event.

Nomination form remains on file each year.

Nominating Committee
The form goes to the nomination committee, which is made up of representatives from each town in the county. The nomination committee reduces the list of 90 to between 10 and 15 people.
Final Selection

The list goes to the selection committee, which is anonymous, for the final decision.

The inductees are announced in January and the banquet is held the 1st week in May.

Steering Committee

  • Brown Simpson - Chair
  • Dennis Partlow
  • Jan Angel
  • Linda Hammond
  • Deb Adkins
  • John Black
  • Mike Partlow
  • Chris Miller
  • Todd Lumpkin