PIL Hall of Fame Monthly News August 2023 PIL HOF Update

August 2023 PIL HOF UpdateAugust 2023 PIL HOF Update

Hall of Fame Members of the Month

August 2023

Karen Strong photo
Karen Strong
Marshall, 1973

Mike Clopton - Wilson Baseball Coach photo
Mike Clopton
Cleveland, 1965 / Coach 1970s-2010s

Mel Krause Memorial PIL HOF Golf Tourney
Sept. 11 at Langdon Farms Golf Club

REGISTER HERE! — Spots are Filling Up!

The Annual Mel Krause Memorial PIL HOF Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sept. 11, 2023 at 1:30pm with a SHOTGUN start! So please SAVE the DATE! Registration will start at 11:30 with with pre-tournament snacks and free range balls. Shotgun start at 1:30 followed by a Buffet Dinner and Awards Ceremony.

Registration at link below, or via forthcoming brochure. Individual entry will be $160 with a $40 discount if you register and pay for all four players prior to 9/4/23. If you want to join us for our Dinner Social only, please register to do so for $40. To hold your spot(s) and/or be one of our Tournament Sponsors below, please contact Steve Rudolph at rudy6@hotmail.com or 503-449-0438.

Sponsorship Opportunities – All receive one complimentary tournament entry other than Hole Sponsor, multiple sponsorships available for each category.

Current Sponsors:

Dinner $1000 – The Rudolph Team / Cascade Hasson SIR Tee Prize $1000 – The Clopton Team
Registration $1000- The Denny Sullivan Foundation Beverage $500 – The Barbers
Cart – $500 – Walsh Construction Co.
Raffle $500 – Platt Electric
Hole – in – One $500 – Manor Management Services, Inc. Win a Free Haircut Hole $500 – The Barbers
Hosted Hole – $500 Hole Sponsor – $150


PIL HOF Member Mike Clopton to be Inducted into Oregon Sports Hall of Fame!

Oregon Sports Hall of Fame Announces 2023 Class of Inductees

July 27, The Oregon Sports Hall of Fame & Museum has announced its 2023 class of inductees. According to Mike Rose, induction ceremony chairman, the Hall of Fame will induct eight new members to join over 400 prior inductees. The presentations will be made at the Doubletree, Lloyd Center, Tuesday, October 3.

This year’s class includes Rick Adelman, Coaching, Mike Riley, Coaching, Portland Mavericks Baseball, Teams, LaMichael James, Football, Mike Clopton, Coaching, Sherry Sevall, Multi-sport, Dale Scott, Officiating, and Lara Tennant, Golf.

In addition, the Schonely Award will go to Larry Sellers, Portland State SID, marking only the second time this prestigious trophy has been awarded since its inception in 2016. It honors an individual who has significantly impacted sport in Oregon, while at the same time generously giving back to the Oregon community. The trophy has been updated to include Bill’s NBA Hall of Fame ring, and his 1977 TrailBlazer’s championship ring.

For the second year in a row, veteran sports journalist Dwight Jaynes will handle emcee duties.

Each year the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame helps preserve Oregon’s rich sports heritage through its recognition of outstanding Oregon athletes and special contributors to sport.

In addition, Oregon Sports Hall of Fame college scholarships will be awarded to Oregon scholar-athletes, made possible by contributions from the MacTarnahan Family Trust. Six student-athletes will be awarded $3000 scholarships to be used for continuing their education at Oregon colleges and universities.

The event will be held this year at the Doubletree by Hilton, Lloyd Center, with a cocktail reception starting at 5:30 PM, followed by dinner and program at 7 PM. Guests may take advantage of free parking, across the driveway from the banquet entrance. As noted, Dwight Jaynes will emcee the ceremony. Tickets are $125 per person; tables of 10 are $1200. Please call the Hall of Fame at 503/227-7466, email info@oregonsportshall.org, or click www.oregonsportshall.org for additional information and ticket orders.

The Oregon Sports Hall of Fame recognizes and honors Oregon’s rich athletic history with our museum and annual induction and awards ceremony. The Hall of Fame’s goal is to inspire participation in sport and foster awareness of the values and life-long rewards gained from this participation.

Contact: Mike Rose, induction ceremony chairman



PIL HOF Summer 2023 Newsletter now Available!

Click on the link below to see the PIL HOF Summer 2023 Newsletter that includes profiles on the 2023 PIL HOF Inductees, information on our upcoming Mel Krause Memorial Golf Tournament, and information on our PIL HOF Induction Banquet in October. A very special thanks to Dennis Maloney for his incredible effort to assemble and produce the newsletter!

Summer 2023 PIL HOF Newsletter

HIGH CONTRAST now available at Annie Blooms

Drew Kaza’s book High Contrast: A Story of Basketball, Race and Politics in Oregon 1972, is now  IN STOCK at Annie Bloom’s in Multnomah Village (saving the $5 shipping cost) or of course you can go ahead and order direct at link below :

Order High Contrast

Drew thanks you for your support of High Contrast.

PIL  HOF FAME Induction Banquet – October 15, 2023

The annual PIL HOF Induction Banquet will be held October 15, 2023 at 3:30 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel at 1000 NE Multnomah St. Portland, OR 97232, 503-281-6111

For information or tickets please see link below or contact Jack Bertell at 503-244-1533 or at jrbertell@gmail.com

2023 PIL HOF Induction Banquet

We are looking for a $1000 brochure sponsor for our 2023 Induction Banquet. If interested, please contact Jack Bertell at 503-244-1533 or at jrbertell@gmail.com

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