The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame has announced the 2024 class, and it includes former St. Joseph’s standouts Jameer Nelson and Paul Washed. Along with Nelson and Westhead, other inductees include George Benton, Rod Brind’Amour, Angelo Cataldi, Joan (Moore) Gnath, Brendan Hansen, Ryan Howard, Lurline Jones, Cheryl Reeve, Eddie Stankey, Andy Tully, AV Tillinghast, Chase Utley and Alice Putnam Willetts.

The induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 7th at Live! Casino & Hotel Event Center in South Philadelphia. This event is open to the public and for more information and registration visit www.philadelphiasportshalloffame.org.

Jameer Nelson and Paul Westhead are both deserving of this recognition as they have made significant contributions to the world of sports throughout their careers. It is an honor for them to be named among the prestigious list of inductees for the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2024. The ceremony will provide a special opportunity to celebrate their achievements and legacies in the sports community.

The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1995 to recognize and honor individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the city’s sports scene. It is an important reminder that our city has produced some of the greatest athletes in history and that their accomplishments should not be forgotten.

In addition to Jameer Nelson and Paul Westhead, this year’s class includes a diverse range of athletes from different sports backgrounds such as basketball player George Benton who led Temple University to three NCAA championships during his college career; hockey coach Rod Brind’Amour who led Carolina Hurricanes to two Stanley Cup wins; broadcaster Angelo Cataldi who has been covering Philadelphia sports for over four decades; former Eagles cheerleader Joan (Moore) Gnath who inspired generations with her love for dance; swimmer Brendan Hansen who won five Olympic gold medals; former Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard who set numerous home run records during his time with the team; professional golfer Lurline Jones who became one of only two women ever invited to play in an Open Championship tournament; professional basketball player Cheryl Reeve who won four WNBA championships during her career; professional baseball player Eddie Stankey who hit over .300 in five seasons with the Phillies; professional soccer coach Andy Tully who led Temple University soccer team to two national championships; golf course designer AV Tillinghast whose designs include courses like Baltusrol Golf Club which hosted several major tournaments including U.S Opens; Major League Baseball shortstop Chase Utley whose impact on the game cannot be overstated ;and Alice Putnam Willetts ,the founder of Women’s lacrosse program at Drexel University which grew into a dominant force in women’s college lacrosse.

This year’s induction ceremony promises to be a celebration of greatness as we honor these athletes and their remarkable contributions to the city’s sports scene.

By Samantha Johnson

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