Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame sets date for induction banquet

HARRIS — The Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet will be held Sunday, Aug. 15, at the Island Resort & Casino in Harris.

The 2020 induction was called off in May due to the coronavirus epidemic and was tentatively rescheduled for May 8. However, virus issues and various health department regulations still in effect prompted UPSHF officials to again delay the induction, according to hall official Dennis Grall of Escanaba.

Now that vaccinations are being widely distributed and the pandemic seems to be slowing, it is expected issues that forced previous postponements will be relaxed, such as limitations for indoor gatherings.

The banquet will begin at 6 p.m. EDT. Until further information is provided, tickets will not be available, although those details are expected to be announced soon.

The 2020 inductee class includes Jennifer (Kangas) Brody of L’Anse, Al Mitchell of Marquette, Jerry Racine of Ishpeming, John Barnes and Todd Dagenais of Escanaba, William Mannisto of Houghton, Julie (Heldt) Wonders of Iron Mountain, the late Dewey Lane of Wakefield, the late Victor Turosky of Iron Mountain and the late Mickey Valesano of Wakefield.


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