Public to get chance to meet Hall of Famers on Friday

Public to get chance to meet Hall of Famers on Friday

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Children will get the chance to meet several past inductees into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame on Friday, April 14.

The Hall of Fame will host a news conference starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Wilmington International Airport to make what officials said will be "a big announcement that will affect many young people in our area."

The public is welcome to attend and meet several members of the Hall. Scheduled to attend are:

John Bunting – played for Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Stars, assistant coach for Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Rams, head football coach at UNC from 2000-06.

Jim Moore, Jr. – MVP in football, MVP All-state basketball and leading hitter in baseball at New Hanover, standout defensive player for the basketball for Tar Heels under Dean Smith.

Glenn Sasser – All Conference and All-State at Tarboro High, played in Shrine Game in '60 and East-West in '61, went to NC State on full football scholarship, drafted by St. Louis Cardinals and New York Jets in '64, head coach at New Hanover, Laney and South Brunswick.

Lenny Simpson – won singles title at US Lawn Tennis Boys 14, youngest to play at U.S. National Championships, No. 1 singles and doubles during his College career, first African-American to play in World Team Tennis.

Sheila Boles – she was All Conference for year softball and four years in basketball at Fayetteville High School. She was named MVP in basketball twice, played basketball and volleyball at UNCW, was awarded UNCW's first female athletic scholarship and was named MVP in basketball, athletic director at Trask and coached boys basketball, girls, volleyball, track and softball.

Dr. David Esposito – UNCW Sports Medicine Clinic Director, Director Cape Fear Memorial Hospital, Rehab Physician Advisor for all area high schools, Brunswick Community College athletic team physician.

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