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Dave Covey

Inducted 2019

Elgin High School


David Covey is inducted as a Friend of Sports.  Covey demonstrated interest and support of local sports and student/athletes at all levels for many decades by attending local football, basketball, softball, and baseball games at the junior high, high school, and college levels during the regular season and tournaments.  In addition, he attended high school award programs and banquets.  Dave had a major impact as a member of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation’s Board of Directors (1985 – 2018).  He was involved in most aspects and served on many committees of the ESHOFF including membership, banquet, outstanding achievement, golf outing, scholarship program, and Vic Masi Award.  Dave served as secretary of the foundation in 1998-1999, then became treasurer in 2005 (until his passing in 2018), maintaining records of all funds and accounts, filing income tax and preparing grant applications.  As Chair of the Banquet Committee, Covey oversaw the details and preparation of the banquet the preparation and ordering of all plaques and certificates.  He was named Larkin High School Super Fan in 2006 and was also a past recipient of the Victor Masi Service Award from the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame (2001).