York County to honor Sports Hall of Fame Inductees | Community Spirit
YORK COUNTY - This weekend the York County Sports Hall of Fame class of 2011 will be hosted by the Winthrop Eagles baseball team as they play Charleston Southern during a home game on Saturday.
Former major league pitcher and a 2011 York County Sports Hall of Fame inductee Lafayette Currence will throw out the first pitch of the game, which starts at 2 p.m.
The 2011 York County Sports Hall of Fame inductees will be officially honored on May 10, 2011 beginning at 11 a.m. with the Wall of Fame Ceremony hosted by the Rock Hill Galleria.
This year's nominees are:
- Clifford Boyd: 2 sports athlete at Fort Mill, excelling in Football: Football All-American at Wofford College; Charter Member to the American Football Association Minor League Hall of Fame.
- David Branch: Track and Cross Country star at York High School and Furman University. He still holds state and Furman records.
- Lafayette Currence: Emmett Scott baseball star. Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates and later played professionally with the Milwaukee Brewers.
- Charlie Rymer: Fort Mill High Golfer. USGA Jr. Amateur Champion; Georgia Tech All-American twice; Golf professional and currently an analyst for the Golf Channel.
- Julie Davis Sawyer: Outstanding tennis player at Rock Hill High School. Winner of 3 State Championships; High School All-American; Captain of the Clemson Tennis Team.
The Hall of Fame Banquet will be held later that day beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will begin at 6:15 p.m. and the ceremony will start at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available at the Baxter Hood Center (452 S. Anderson Rd., Rock Hill) or by calling York County Sports Hall of Fame chair Dennis Partlow at 803-322-7202.
For additional information you may contact Dennis Partlow at 803-322-7202. You may also log on to www.visityorkcounty.com/halloffame/.