The 40th anniversary of Title IX, a federal law that gave women athletes equal opportunities in sports, will be the theme of the 32nd annual Manchester Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Manchester Country Club. The event will be preceded by a social hour at 6 p.m.
Hall of Fame president Mike Orlowski has announced six people will be inducted to the Hall, hiking the total membership to 175.
This year’s inductees include all-state diver and high jumper Kerri Lindland, all-state field hockey and all-league basketball player Jennifer Hedlund, University of Hartford athletic director and Manchester resident Patricia Meiser, Manchester High girls basketball coach John Reiser and the developers and organizers of the "Little Miss Softball" program in Manchester, Charlie Campbell and George Mitney.
The fourth annual Earl Yost Award will be presented to Beth Shluger, the director of the ING Hartford Marathon. Irene Smith, who coordinates the 625 volunteers involved each year in the Manchester Road Race, will be receiving the Joe McClusky Award, given annually for dedication to Manchester’s biggest event.
Tickets, priced at $40, will be available starting May 14 at the Park Hill Joyce Flower Shop, 36 Oak Street, Manchester. For more information, call 860-649-0791.