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2018 Induction Celebration

Thursday, June 28 - Saturday, June 30


Thursday, June 28 – Welcome Reception 
  • 5-7 p.m. – This event launches the celebration weekend as Natchitoches welcomes the 2018 Inductees with a lively happy hour featuring local cuisine and entertainment.  No charge for this event which is open to the public.

Friday, June 29 – Tailgating Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Style

  • 7 – 10:30 p.m. – This is a fun, casual evening with current and past year inductees featuring multiple tailgate food stations, specialty cocktails  and beer, highlights of current and past inductees, a silent auction, and musical entertainment. Attire is casual.
  • 9:15 p.m. – Fireworks on Cane River Lake

Saturday, June 30 – Championship Saturday – Saints and Pelicans Jr. Training Camps

  • 9:30 a.m. – Pre-Registrants check-in
  • 10 a.m. – Noon:  The New Orleans Saints and Pelicans host a Junior Training Camp.  Boys and girls ages 6-16 will learn skills and participate in drills aimed at instilling the importance of healthy lifestyles and will also receive instruction and handouts on nutrition and personal safety. Also participating is the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness led by Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductee Rudy Macklin. (Pre-registration required along with signed liability release.  Limited to 175 participants, boys and girls ages 6-16, at no charge.) Registration will be available in the spring.

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Ceremony

  • 5 p.m. – Reception and Silent Auction
    Natchitoches Events Center, 750 Second Street
    Valet parking available (pull to the front door; tips appreciated)
    Attire is Business Professional
  • 6 p.m. – Induction Dinner and Ceremony
    Begins with National Anthem followed by the Walk of Legends, served dinner and ceremony.

To purchase tickets: Contact Kate Adams at (318) 554-9020 or by email.

For more information about the weekend, sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Ronnie Rantz, Foundation President and CEO 225-802-6040

Kate Adams LSHOF Executive Assistant 318-554-9020

Ronnette Pellegrin, Induction Weekend Operations Assistant 318-332-8539


Thursday, June 28
Saturday, June 30


Nachitoches Events Center
750 Second Street
Nachitoches, LA 71457 United States
(318) 238-7500