New inductees to the Joplin Area Sports Hall of Fame honored in golf tournament

New inductees to the Joplin Area Sports Hall of Fame honored in golf tournament


Tammy Dannels, Volunteer”This tornado not only touched the Joplin area. But it touched all of the four states area. You know our hearts were with the folks of Joplin.” EVENT ORGANIZERS ALSO RELEASED BALLOONS TO HONOR THOSE THAT WERE AFFECTED BY THE TORNADO. RESIDENTS HIT THE LINKS TO HONOR FOUR JOPLIN-AREA ATHLETES. TODAY LOCALS CAME TOGETHER FOR THE ANNUAL JOPLIN AREA SPORTS HALL OF FAME GOLF CLASSIC. IT WAS HOSTED BY JOPLIN SPORTS AUTHORITY. LAST NIGHT, FORMER OKLAHOMA STATE FOOTBALL PLAYER ANDREW LEWIS, FORMER CARL JUNCTION PITCHER DANNY POWERS, RAZORBACK TENNIS PLAYER MELISSA HOFFMEISTER-SANDERS, AND LOCAL RACER FRED TULLIS WERE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR IMPRESSIVE SPORTS CAREERS. NEARLY SIXTY GOLFERS CAME OUT TO PLAY AND CELEBRATE THIS YEAR’S NEW INDUCTEES. CRAIG HULL JOPLIN SPORTS AUTHORITY DIRECTOR “Another pat on the back for the individuals that were inducted last night. We offer the opportunity for their friends and family and the inductees to come out and play in the tournament. It just makes for what we call the Joplin Area Sports Hall of Fame Weekend.” THIS TOURNAMENT HAS BEEN HELD THE SATURDAY AFTER THE INDUCTION BANQUET EVERY YEAR, SINCE THE CEREMONY STARTED IN 2001. LOCAL RESIDENTS PARTICIPATE IN A NATIONAL EVENT PAYING HOMAGE TO THE BEAUTY OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS. “KIDS TO PARK DAY” IS ORGANIZED FOR FAMILIES TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE USE OF

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