The Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation was established. At that time, the foundation’s mission was to induct Elgin’s outstanding athletes, coaches, administrators, and friends of sports into the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame. An initial group of 10 individuals were inducted.
The first scholarship of $500 is awarded to a student-athlete. Donations and our annual golf outing have enabled the organization to award $1700 in scholarships each year to 30 student-athletes that live in and/or attend high school in Elgin. Learn more about our Scholarships
The first annual presentation of Outstanding Achievement Awards and recognition to individuals and teams that have contributed to the success of Elgin’s great sports history during the current year or through a lifetime of contribution. Over 800 individuals and teams have been recognized and received a certificate of achievement for their outstanding accomplishment.
The Hall grows to 204 inductees. As of 2022, $1700 scholarships are presented to 30 student/athletes annually. Through 2022 over $724,000 has been awarded to 606 deserving individuals.
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Support our area college student-athletes and help us recognize individuals and teams who have contributed to the success of Elgin’s great sports history.