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Alaska Sports Hall of Fame voting ends Sunday

Class of 2008 will be announced Dec. 3

Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Now in its second year, the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame is holding public nominations for its second class this week. The public vote will end this Sunday at midnight.

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The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame was created last year to honor the state's best athletes, most memorable moments and top events.

Individuals can vote for the Class of 2008 online at www.alaskasportshall.org.

The public vote will equal the vote of one selection panel member. The selection panel includes Beth Bragg, Dennis Egan, Bob Ely, Lew Freedman, Mike Janecek, Danny Martin, Mike Sica and Steve Nerland.

The Class of 2008 will consist of five people, two moments and one event.

The selection panel will meet Dec. 2 to make their final selections. The Class of 2008 will be announced on Dec. 3 on the organization's Web site and will be enshrined on Feb. 23, 2008, at the ConocoPhillips Atrium in Anchorage. The Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage will house the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.

Web links

To vote for the Class of 2008 or to see the inaugural class, check out www.alaskasportshall.org.

According to the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame, more than 634 people in Alaska participated in the public voting section for the Class of 2007. There were no Southeast Alaska people, moments or events in the inaugural class.

North Pole musher George Attla, four-time Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race winner Susan Butcher, skier and Olympic gold medalist Tommy Moe, Olympic rowing champion Kristen Thorsness and two-time Stanley Cup winner and current member of the New York Rangers, Scott Gomez, were the first five people inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race was the first event to gain induction while the first ascent of Mount McKinley in 1913 was Hall of Fame's first moment.



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