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    BUY YOUR TICKETS: Todd MacCulloch to be Inducted into Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame This Fall


    BUY YOUR TICKETS: The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame announced today that Todd MacCulloch (MBHOF Class of '09) will be formally inducted into its Hall this November.  Todd joins 7 other individuals and one team who are being honoured as the Class of 2014.  Todd is also a member of the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame and the Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association Hall of Fame.

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    Todd is a graduate of Shaftesbury High School where he led the Titans to two consecutive MHSAA provincial championships in 1993 and 1994. He played his university basketball at the University of Washington. In his final two years, he was an All Pac-10 First-Team selection. He also led all NCAA Division 1 schools in field-goal percentage in his final three years, only the second player ever to accomplish this feat. In the 1999 NBA draft, he was selected by the Philadelphia ‘76ers in the 2nd round (47th overall). He played four seasons in the NBA, with the 76ers and New Jersey Nets before being forced to retire prematurely because of a neuromuscular disorder that affected his feet. During his playing career, Todd played for the Canadian National team 93 times, most notably at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

    On November 8, 2014, five athletes, three builders and one team will be inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame at the 35th Annual Induction Ceremonies presented by RBC.

    This year individual recipients in the Athlete category include: Olympians from volleyball, basketball, and softball, a world champion curling legend, and Manitoba’s all-time scoring leader in lacrosse. Coaches from racquetball, artistic gymnastics, baseball, and football make up the Builder category. Our Team category celebrates the 1988 Grey Cup champions, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

    The 2014 inductees are:

    Ron BROWN                              Racquetball                Builder
    Wanda GUENETTE                    Volleyball                   Athlete
    Lorie HENDERSON                   Artistic Gymnastics     Builder
    Al KINLEY                                 Baseball/Football        Builder
    Connie LALIBERTE                    Curling                        Athlete
    Todd MacCULLOCH                Basketball                Athlete
    Keith McLENNAN                      Lacrosse                    Athlete
    Heather (NEWSHAM) RUBY     Softball                       Athlete
    1988 Winnipeg Blue Bombers       Football                      Team

    “These recipients join an exclusive group of Manitoba’s finest in sport,” said Susan Nemec, President of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors. “These eight individuals and the Bomber team have earned their place in Manitoba’s sport history. Combined with those we honoured this past May at our Regional Induction in Selkirk, 2014 is an exceptional slate.”

    Todd MacCullochTickets for the 2014 Annual Induction Ceremony dinner go on sale August 1, 2014. Ticket and event information can be found at: manitobahalloffame.ca

    Please click here to view the attached PDF for biographies and photographs of the inductees.

    Additional photographs and biographical information may be available. Please contact Sport Manitoba’s Sport Heritage Manager, Rick Brownlee at the contact information provided below.  





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    The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame’s mandate is to preserve, celebrate and showcase the history and heritage of sport excellence and achievement in Manitoba. The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame has inducted 384 individual members and 85 teams since it was established in 1980.

    Sport Manitoba is a not-for-profit organization and the lead planning, programming, and funding agency for the development of amateur sport in Manitoba. Located in the Sport for Life Centre, Sport Manitoba partners with over 100 organizations to deliver sport in our province and is responsible for programs including the Power Smart Manitoba Games, Coaching Manitoba, Team Manitoba, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Medicine Centre, Sport Performance Centre, and the Paul Robson Resource Centre for Leadership and Coaching.

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    For more information contact:

    Rick Brownlee
    Sport Heritage Manager
    Sport Manitoba
    w. 204-925-5736
    c. 204-612-7272
    halloffame@sportmanitoba.ca

    Or

    Tara Skibo
    Communications/Public Relations Officer
    Sport Manitoba
    w. 925-5735
    c. 781-6782
    tara.skibo@sportmanitoba.ca

    Sources:

    http://www.sportmanitoba.ca/news_view.php?id=942

    http://www.mbhof.com/2009/12/todd-macculloch.html


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