Honoring the Past     Celebrating the Present     Inspiring the Future
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The Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring the accomplishments of our great athletes and community leaders and telling their stories to inspire others to achieve success in their own lives.


Today we have over 400 individual and team inductees recognizing the accomplishments of the best of the best in Fresno County Athletes. The Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame, which will soon be located at the Save Mart Center on the Fresno State campus, is a non-profit organization that depends upon the support of the community and local businesses.

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History

The Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame was founded in 1958 by John Voenes, the original chairman of the Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame Committee, and Ed Orman, Sports Editor for the Fresno Bee.

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Our mission, from our inception, as it remains today, is to honor and remember the past accomplishments of our Fresno County athletes, to annually celebrate the enshrinement of our new inductees and to provide inspiration to our youth so they too can become all they can be in their lives.

Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
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Enshrinement Dinner
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63rd Annual Enshrinement Dinner will be held on September 21, 2022
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OUR MISSION: TO INSPIRE THE FUTURE!

We hope to empower and to encourage our community members to realize that through commitment, hard work, and dedication anybody can achieve their goals and their own individual levels of greatness in life. As with any team sport, our community will thrive with the combined efforts of individuals. We support, encourage, and motivate one another to achieve success.

Just as our outstanding athletes have achieved success with the support and guidance of family, coaches, and mentors, our youth and the future of our community will also require guidance, life coaches, and mentors to thrive. You can become a mentor by contributing to the success of our exhibit and providing a place where children can be inspired and motivated to overcome the negative influences in their lives and to realize the opportunities that they have available to achieve greatness in their own way.

The Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring the accomplishments of our great athletes and community leaders and telling their stories to inspire others to achieve success in their own lives.

HELP US REALIZE OUR VISION

The future home of Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame, will soon be located at the Save Mart Center on the Fresno State campus. We are a non-profit organization that depends upon the support of the community and local businesses. You can become a proud participant by pledging your financial support today!

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THE FUTURE
THE FRESNO COUNTY ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors
  • Gena Strang-Behrens, President
  • Andrew Marden, Vice President
  • Bill Chaltraw, CPA, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Suzi Huettmann, Office Manager
  • Jean Ainger
  • Walt Byrd, Past President
  • Diane Carbary
  • Steve Cleveland
  • Robert DeSoto
  • Dean Eller
  • Hank Gutierrez, EdD
  • John Higginbotham
  • Tom Kane
  • Jared Mosley, DDS
  • Pat Ogle
  • Rod Perry
  • Tom Sommers
  • Camilla Sutherland
  • David Tangipa
  • Shelly Van Houwlingen
  • Gordie Webster, Jr., Past President
  • Emeritus Board
  • Steve Albrect
  • Bob Barnett
  • Mark Cameron
  • Joe Cooper
  • Kellie Dyer
  • Pete Esraelian
  • Tim Leary
  • Diane Milutinovich
  • Bill McEwen
  • Tom McFerson
  • Char Nunn
  • Jim Pardini
  • Donna Pickel
  • Dan Taylor
  • Chris Terrence
  • Mike Watney
  • DeWayne Zinkin
  • Committee Chairs
  • Walt Byrd, Capital Campaign
  • Steve Cleveland, Development
  • Tom Sommers, Zinkin Award
  • Tom Kane and Dean Eller, Peter G. Mehas Scholarship
  • Pat Ogle, Selection Committee
Honoring the Past
Celebrating the Present
Inspiring the Future