Annual induction weekend ahead for Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame

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Some of the most prestigious names in all of local sports will be on hand this weekend as four new members are set to be inducted to the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame during the annual enshrinement ceremony on Sunday, May 1.

The Joe Miller Golf Tournament fundraiser to provide scholarships for area students will kick things off on Saturday, April 30 at Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest. The annual outing was named in honor of the late Joe Miller due to his tireless hours given to the local sports community. As an educator, coach and mentor, Miller embodied the unique and dynamic characteristics expected in a nominee to The Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame.

Larry Honeycutt was honored in 2015 during a pregame ceremony at Hoggard. Photo courtesy- John Crouch
Larry Honeycutt was honored in 2015 during a pregame ceremony at Hoggard. Photo courtesy- John Crouch

Miller served as a board member of the GWSHOF and ran the tournament, which is now honored with his namesake.

Carolina Panthers radio play-by-play broadcaster Mick Mixon is set to emcee the induction banquet at UNCW’s Burney Center, beginning at 5 p.m.

This year’s inductees include: Gwen Austin, John Bunting, Larry Honeycutt and family members for Charlie “Barrel” Niven.

Read: Honeycutt, Bunting, Austin highlight Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame 2016 class

Along with the prominent faces from the local community who will be in attendance for this year’s banquet, a handful of special guests are also expected to be on hand to support this year’s inductees. They include former NFL coaches and players, including Dick Vermeil, retired head coach for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs.

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