The Tom Ellis Athletic Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce it will again be hosting the Covington Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony and celebration for the seventh year in a row. The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the Radisson Cincinnati Riverfront. Ten athletes will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, as well as Paul Redden, head coach of the William Grant High School football team which won two state championships in 1929 and 1932. Dinner, salad, dessert, cash bar, souvenir program, and raffle will be included in the evening, along with a video presentation by Cam Miller Films. Approximately 200 alumni and community leaders are expected to attend.
Alan Barker (Baseball and Basketball) ~ Holmes Class of 1990
Woody Cottengim (Football, Track and Basketball) ~ Holmes Class of 1965
Tanya Carr-Goetz (Softball and Cheerleading) ~ Holmes Class of 1976
Arrez Henderson (Basketball) ~ Holmes Class of 2008
Greg Hornsby (Soccer and Football) ~ Holmes Class of 1989
Mike Powers (Baseball) ~ Holmes Class of 1980
Paul Redden, William Grant Coach, 1927-1952
Yvonne Humphrey Sweat (Women's Basketball and Softball) ~ Holmes Class of 1984
Asiah Hodgen Watkins (Track, Volleyball, and Women's Basketball) ~ Holmes Class of 1997
James Earl Williams (Baseball) ~ Holmes Class of 1968
Mike Wolfe (Cross Country and Track) ~ Holmes Class of 1963
Tickets for the dinner and awards ceremony are $50 for adults and $25 for children under 12 years of age. Tickets will not be sold at the door and should be reserved by March 18, 2019. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Gary Huhn at 859-292-3965. Click here for mail in order form.
Sponsorships and donations are also being accepted for the event along with advertisements to be placed in the banquet’s program. Any person or company wishing to buy or sponsor a table, make a donation for the raffle, or place an advertisement should contact Diana Siffel at 859-816-9077 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to another evening of recognizing some of Covington Public Schools’ best and brightest. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you on March 23rd.
About the TEAM Foundation: Established many years ago, the TEAM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization working steadily and quietly behind the scenes to help the student athletes at Holmes High School and Holmes Middle School. This has included at times covering college fees to purchasing the Boys Basketball Team’s 2009 state championship rings. Through multiple fundraising efforts, donations, and grants the TEAM Foundation helped secure funds to renovate the Meinken All-Star Baseball field, completed in 2015, and resurface the field and track at Holmes Stadium, completed in 2017. Currently the foundation is raising funds for lighting at our girls’ fastpitch softball field along with the maintenance expenses required for proper upkeep at Meinken and the new synthetic field and track at Holmes Stadium along with any future improvements.