Ham's Induction to Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Set for February 25th
MACON, Ga. - Georgia Southern quarterback Tracy Ham was one of six individuals selected as an inductee for the 2012 class for the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony on Saturday, February 25th, 2012, will celebrate the achievements of the inductees as it culminates a full weekend of activities in Macon. Attendees from the distinguished 2012 class include Ham, Jack Bauerle, Sally Smalley Bell, Bob Boylston, Cliff Kimsey and John Smoltz.
Tickets for the induction ceremony dinner and celebration at the Macon City Auditorium on February 25th, 2012, are now available for purchase. Individual tickets for the dinner are $125 with tables for eight available for $1,000 each.
Ham, who earned the distinction as Georgia Southern's first football All-American, led the Eagles to back-to-back I-AA national championships in 1985 and 1986 under the tutelage of Coach Erk Russell. Named Atlanta Journal Constitution "College Player of the Year" three consecutive years (1984-1986), he is recognized as one of the greatest collegiate quarterbacks to ever play the game.
Compiling 509 yards of offense and throwing for four touchdowns, Ham led the Eagles to an exciting comeback win for their first national title. He finished his career as the first player in college football history to run for more than 3,000 yards and pass for more than 5,000 yards. His number 8 jersey was retired with Ham the only Eagle to wear that number.
Ham opted to remain a quarterback and play in the Canadian Football League after being drafted by the Los Angeles Rams. A stellar 13-year career in the CFL produced two championships and more records and awards, including selection as league MVP and Most Outstanding Player of the Grey Cup.
A limited number of sponsorship packages for the weekend's events are priced at the Platinum ($10,000), Gold ($5,000) and Silver ($2,500) levels. Benefits include tickets to the induction ceremony, tickets to the VIP cocktail reception at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Friday evening, recognition in the program, video, and GSHF newsletter for sponsorship level, and passes to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Golf for a team in the GSHF Classic on Friday, February 24th and a sponsor tee sign are included in the Platinum and Gold packages.
The ticket order form, sponsorship opportunities and program ad order form are included in a PDF accessible by clicking here.
- Category: Football
- Published on Friday, 24 February 2012 09:18