Afro-American Ethnic Sports HOF Announces 2007 Inductees

By Off The BASN Sports Wire
Updated: May 25, 2007

CALIFORNIA — The Afro-American Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame has announced the Inductees for the upcoming July 7th Awards Dinner at the Manhattan Center. The Inductees are:

1) Wayne “Tree” Rollins (Basketball) 2) Herb Carnegie (ice Hockey) 3) Dr. Lillian Greene-Chamberlian (Track & Field) 4) Mark Breland (Boxing) 5) Nate “Tiny” Archibald (Basketball) 6) Matt Snell (Football) 7) Ken Hudson (Basketball) 8) Pancho Gonzalez (Tennis) 9) Joe Bostic (Journalist) 10) Tony Oliva (Baseball)

On behalf of the African American Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame we invite you to join us at our Annual Induction Ceremony held this year at Manhattan Center, 34th & 8th Avenues in New York City on Saturday, July 7, 2007.

Our theme: “Their Sacrifices, Our History”. The signature VIP Reception with the Stars begins at 6 pm ET. Dinner at 7 pm, Ceremony at 8 pm. This is a Black Tie Optional Event.

This is an opportunity to meet and witness some of the greatest athletes ever, as they are inducted into the Hall of Fame. This event will allow us to recapture, remember and honor some great athletes and living legends, and you are invited to participate.

You have the unprecedented opportunity to witness the induction of the class of 2007, while demonstrating a sense of community and helping make dreams come true for our academic achievers. These athletes have a rich history, one that evokes heroism, determination and dignity.

The AAESHOF is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization (94-3370345), and is dedicated to the development of opportunities for young, less fortunate people to gain exposure to positive aspects of life.

This is our major Hall of Fame scholarship fund-raiser for students to attend colleges and universities. It helps students from economically challenged backgrounds fund their education through our “Academia Achievers Award Program”.

The event will be video taped for and streamed onto the Internet. Negotiations are in the process for televising the event. It will be video taped for later broadcast on Television as part of our planned documentary.

Tickets are $125.00 (dinner and ceremony), $150.00 (VIP Reception, dinner and ceremony). Tables of 10 are available at $1,250 and $1,500. Special Tribute to Pancho Gonzalez on Friday, July 6th.

For more information please contact:

– Ora Garrett-Threat 212-862-1249 or at – Gwen Connor 212-749-1100 ext. 103 or at – Arif Khatib 510-452-2693 or at

Note: Rooms available at the New Yorker Hotel $139.00 (Hall of Fame rate)