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U.S. Paralympics

U.S. Paralympics

Sports Hall of Fame seeks nominations of athletes with disabilities

April 06, 2010, 10:58 a.m. (ET)

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Athletes with Disabilities Network (ADN) is seeking nominations of accomplished athletes for the Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame Class of 2010.  Nominations are being accepted now until May 31, 2010.  The 12th Annual Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Awards Dinner will be held in October 28, 2010 at the Troy Marriott Hotel in Troy, Michigan.


ADN is pleased to announce that the Hall of Fame will honor its founder Tony Filippis, Sr. by introducing the new Tony Filippis, Sr. Corporate Leadership Award.  This award will recognize an outstanding leader in business that has made significant contributions to their community by demonstrating leadership and commitment to the advancement of persons with disabilities.


In addition, ADN will pay tribute to founding members Roger McCarville and Pat McDonald by renaming Male/Female Athlete of the Year, in their honor, respectively. 


Nominations are available on-line now for submission.  Deadline for submission is May 31, 2010.  Awards include the following:

National Hall of Fame

Michigan Hall of Fame

Tony Filippis, Sr. Corporate Leadership Award

Rick Knas Lifetime Achievement Award

Roger McCarville Male Athlete of the Year Award

Pat MacDonald Female Athlete of the Year Award

Mark “Doc” Andrews Rising Star Award


Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame represents a unique opportunity for athletes with disabilities to be enshrined for their athletic accomplishments.  Honorees are not only a “Who’s Who” in their sports but also meet strict criteria for integrity and contributions to society.  The induction ceremony celebrates the strength of the human spirit and the value of never giving up on a dream.   


For more information on the Athletes with Disabilities Network or the Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame, please call 248.475.6423 or visit