Thank you to all of the basketball players, fans, coaches and supporters who helped in getting together the current exhibit at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum: Hoop Time; Gastineau Channel Basketball Through the Years. A special thanks to the Basketball History Committee (Mike Grummett, Dick Forrest, Tony McCormick, Dick McCormick and Mike Blackwell) whose exhaustive research makes up most of the Juneau vs. Douglas rivalry section of the exhibit. The Lions Club was also greatly giving of their time and memorabilia in regards to the Gold Medal Tournament: Lion Barbara Anderson, Lion Steve Brandner, Lion Ted Burke, Lion Ross Soboleff, Lion Sasha Soboleff, and Lion Monarch Dr. Walter Soboleff.
Other helpers, laborers, donators, sharers of objects, stories and time: the Alaska State Museum, Jim Asper, Brenna Asper-Smith, Bob Banghart, Ethan Billings, Louis Bonnett, Alfreda (Fleek) Dore, Marlowe Dunker, Glen Fairchild, Jim Hamey, the Juneau Empire, George Houston, KINY, Lesslie Knight, KTOO, Lou Logan, Lucid Reverie, Kim Metcalfe, Steve Potter, Dave Pusich, Ann Schmid, Katherine Shaw, Bridget Smith, Aaron Suring, Joe Swanson, Pam Tippets, George Tipton, Mark Sean Tinneny, Brian Wallace, and Mitchell Watley.
And many more thanks to the staff of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum for helping me in creating this exhibit: Jane Lindsey, Addison Field, Alysia McLain, Claire Imamura and Melissa Gonzalez.
Telling the story of basketball in a basketball town is a daunting task, and I certainly could not have done it without the help of this amazing community.
Guest curator, 'Hoop Time'
Juneau-Douglas City Museum
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