Very cool initiative here, a great way to celebrate the past exploits of the teams and athletes that called S'Port Alberni home!
Port Alberni Sports Wall of Fame Joint Venture
November 14, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Port Alberni, BC – The City of Port Alberni and the Alberni Valley Bulldogs are announcing a joint venture to create a Sports Wall of Fame display to be located in the Weyerhaeuser Multiplex.
After years of discussion, this project honouring the sporting history in Port Alberni will get off the ground. “We are thrilled that the Bulldogs organization has agreed to step up and help us take this vision to a reality,” said Director of Parks and Recreation Scott Kenny. “Alberni has a deep-rooted sports history and we have been collecting memorabilia for many years. We simply have not had the manpower to set the wheels in motion.” Local businesses, residents, and organizations will be invited to sponsor one of ten displays.
The displays will be permanently housed in the Weyerhaeuser Multiplex and will showcase athletes and teams who have made significant contributions to sport and acknowledge athletic achievements within the community.
“We are proud of our Bulldogs’ history,” said Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Governor Andy Oakes. If we can also contribute to acknowledging the achievements and contributions of other individuals and sports organizations, we think it is a good way for us to give back to the community.”
The projected completion date is September 2012 and displays will be unveiled at next season’s home opener.
For more information contact Director of Marketing and Public Relations Laurie Smillie at 250-723-4412, 250-735-3647 or firstname.lastname@example.org.