The Hall of Fame was organized in 1954 by Lt. Governor Philip A. Hart, Michigan State University Athletic Director Biggie Munn, Donald Weeks, President of the Greater Michigan Foundation, W. Nicholas Kerbawy, General Manager of the Detroit Lions and George Alderton of the Lansing State Journal who conceived of the project. It is believed to be the oldest State Sports Hall of Fame in the United States, having elected its inaugural Class in 1955.
The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Induction Classes are made up of memorable contributors from multiple sports that have achieved prominence and represented their teams, schools and the State of Michigan.
The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame is committed to impacting our communities and inspiring people by celebrating & honoring the traditions, legacies and history of sports throughout the state of Michigan.
The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame aspires to become the premier organization in our industry and the model for which others strive to emulate.
Integrity – WE value promoting integrity in Sports as the basis for fair and ethical behavior.
Commitment – WE are committed to community involvement throughout Michigan.
Inspiration – WE strive to inspire people to participate in sports.
Collaboration – WE value collaboration with partners who share our Mission & Vision, to invest in our community’s future while celebrating and preserving the State of Michigan’s sports history.