“It matters not that you won or lost,
but how you played the game.”

— GRANTLAND RICE

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The Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization created by a small group of business leaders.  It has grown to over two hundred members devoted to preserving the rich athletic heritage of Stockton and surrounding communities. You can become a member for as little as thirty-five dollars a year, which includes a banquet ticket to our annual Inductee Dinner at the Civic Auditorium in November. If you are interested in joining, contact us.

Our organization also sponsors a yearly scholarship program in which $34,200 is given to worthy senior students from twenty high schools (including charter schools) in our immediate community. A Jack O’Keefe Fundraiser dinner is organized each March to supplement these scholarships.

The Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame Museum

For many years, the Hall of Fame had no permanent home for the large collection of photos, artifacts, trophies and memorabilia that they had obtained since the organization started in 1964. Interim locations, first at the Chamber of Commerce and then at the Board of Directors Meeting Room at Rink Babka Coors, ran out of space.

A committee headed by the late Wheeler Hobbs was able to receive temporary permission from Stockton Unified School officials to use the auditorium of the old El Dorado School, located at Pacific Avenue and Harding Way until it became necessary for our organization to relocate. The City of Stockton came to our rescue and offered a location in the Stockton Arena for our display purposes. We would like to say thank you to the City of Stockton for providing this opportunity.

 

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