Effingham, IL – December 19, 2023, The Effingham County Chamber proudly announces the inclusion of the National Athletic Hall of Fame as its newest Chamber member. Dedicated to preserving and honoring the rich history of sports and athletic achievements within our communities, the National Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes individuals and teams who have made outstanding contributions to athletics.

Founded with the mission to celebrate athletes, coaches, athletic directors, officials, and media who have not only excelled within their athletic programs but also contributed significantly to their community’s post-retirement, the National Athletic Hall of Fame embodies the finest ideals of athletics.

Eligibility criteria vary for different categories, including Former Student-Athletes, Professional Athletes, Coaches/Administrators, Officials, Posthumous honorees, Media, and recipients of the Award of Merit. Nominations for induction can be submitted through the online nomination forms available at https://www.nationalathletichalloffame.com/.

For inquiries about the National Athletic Hall of Fame, interested individuals can visit the official website, https://www.nationalathletichalloffame.com/, or reach out via email at NationalHOF@gmail.com. Stay connected and updated on their activities by following them on Facebook at National Athletic Hall of Fame for the latest news and updates.

The Effingham County Chamber looks forward to collaborating with the National Athletic Hall of Fame and supporting their mission of recognizing and preserving the outstanding contributions of individuals in the field of athletics.

To explore the benefits of an Effingham County Chamber investment and learn how it supports business growth and community development, visit EffinghamCountyChamber.com, or contact Membership Director Becky Brown at (217) 347-6283.

Pictured (back row) left to right: Chamber Ambassadors Michael Wall, Russ Runde, and Lisa Cornell.
Pictured (front row) left to right: Chamber Membership Director Becky Brown, National HOF Executive Director Josh Mathis, Chamber President & CEO Lucinda Hart, and Chamber Ambassador Deborah Womack


About the Effingham County Chamber
Since its establishment in 1917, the Effingham County Chamber has emerged as the foremost advocate and supporter of local businesses. With a commitment to fostering growth and prosperity, the Chamber offers leadership opportunities, volunteer programs, and business-building initiatives tailored to the vital needs of Effingham County enterprises. By harnessing the collective support, talent, and resources of its members, the Effingham County Chamber leads the way in driving business success and fostering community growth.