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The newly created Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame has announced the official public nomination process for the 2010 inaugural inductee class.

The hall’s mission is to strive to celebrate and promote athletes, teams, coaches, officials and builders who have achieved the highest standards of excellence while representing Hamilton, Ontario, and Canada, and to recognize those whose contributions have been exemplary in the promotion of sport, and current athletes who are achieving significant standards.

Then nomination process allows the general public to nominate teams, coaches, officials, or builders of their choice by filling out the form at www.hamiltonsportshalloffame.com, outlining why, in their view, a nominee is deserving of consideration; The nomination process will run until March 5 inclusive. Hard copies of nominations with associated support may be mailed to Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame, c/o 39 Benvenuto Cres., Hamilton, ON, L9B 2J8.

The criteria which nominees must meet include being a resident of Hamilton or having been a resident (defined by current boundaries) for a significant period of time, or have represented Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Candidates may be an individual athlete, coach, builder (including media), team, or entity.

The candidate must have demonstrated superior athletic performance or contribution at the provincial, national, or international level.

At the same time, Selection Committee applications are still being accepted and remain so until today (Feb. 5). This committee will be charged with selecting the first inductees into the hall, from nominations made by the general public. Only successful Selection Committee candidates will be confirmed by Feb. 17, and must be prepared to begin their duties immediately.

Selection Committee members must be prepared to serve two-year terms. Only successful applicants will be contacted. Additional information can be found at www.hamiltonsportshalloffame.com . Send any inquiries to Brian Lewis, HSHOF Board Chair at info@hamiltonsportshallofame.com