U.P. Sports Hall of Fame ticket deadline nears for induction ceremony

ESCANABA — The deadline is nearing to purchase tickets for the 48th annual induction banquet of the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame.

Tickets must be purchased by Monday, April 29, for the Saturday, May 11, event at the Island Resort and Casino in Harris, located about 15 miles west of Escanaba. A social hour begins at 5 p.m. EDT and dinner and program at 6 p.m.

Tickets will not be sold at the door, but can be picked up if preordered by April 29.

Cost is $30 per person by contacting Escanaba residents Dennis Grall at 280-3277 or Dave Lahtinen at 399-3753.

In this area, they can also be ordered through Munising resident Deejay Paquette at 202-0725.

This year’s inductees will be Jerry Bugni of L’Anse, Fran DesArmo of Munising, the late Marmaduke Christie of Escanaba, Dave Duncan of Cedarville, Jeff Finger of Houghton, Chris Hofer of Kingsford, the late Joe Linder of Hancock, the late Bob Olson of Houghton, the late Fred Lonsdorf of Houghton and former North Dickinson High School and Indiana University basketball player Todd Lindeman.