Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame located?
Memorabilia and plaques honoring the inductees to the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame are on public display at Famers restaurant located in the lodge at the Pine Mountain Resort in Iron Mountain, Michigan. Please refer to their website for directions and other information.
Who is eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame?
To be eligible for induction into the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame, the individual must be a native of Michigan's upper peninsula or have accomplished his or her feats related to athletic sports while residing in the upper peninsula. Ten inductees are chosen annually, three of which are deceased or qualify for the pre-1960 category.
Can I nominate a candidate for the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame?
Yes! Any person may nominate a candidate for the Hall of Fame. Nominations should be submitted in writing to the Secretary of the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame. To be considered for the upcoming year the nomination must be received by June 1. See our Nomination Process for specifics regarding nomination requirements and how to submit your nomination. Note that even if your nominee is not selected the year you submit the nomination, that nomination will remain permanently on file for ongoing consideration. You may add information to the nomination any time.
How does the selection process work?
An election meeting is held once each year. Council members cast ballots for up to ten persons based on the written information submitted for nominees. The council is guided by the rules and restrictions established for the Hall of Fame. Please refer to our Election Procedures for further details.
What kinds of sports are represented in the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame?
The U.P. Sports Hall of Fame honors individuals who've achieved accomplishments in all types and all facets of athletic sports. We have honored athletes representing high school, college, professional, amateur and Olympic sports. We also honor individuals who have contributed to our sports legacy as coaches, officials, administrators, sportscasters, sportswriters, sports medicine personnel, etc.
Who are some of the Hall of Famers?
There are hundreds of inductees, and new ones are added each year. Please refer to our complete Hall of Fame list.
What is the Hall of Fame Scholarship Program?
Since 1997 the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame has been awarding college scholarships to deserving high school graduating students in Michigan's upper peninsula. Each year the Hall of Fame Council selects four scholarship winners and these winners are recognized at the annual induction banquet. Refer to our Scholarship Program for details and the list of scholarship winners.
How can I help support the Hall of Fame?
The U.P. Sports Hall of Fame relies on the generous contributions of people like you. Tax-deductible monetary donations may be sent to our Treasurer at P.O. Box 856, Escanaba, Michigan 49829. Attending Hall of Fame sponsored activities is another great way to help the Hall of Fame. All proceeds from these events go to the Hall of Fame Scholarship Program.
What Hall of Fame sponsored events are there?
Hall of Fame sponsored activities include an annual All Star Basketball game and an annual Induction ceremony. See the UPSHF calendar for more information.
I have an item of sports memorabilia that may be of interest. What should I do?
Please contact us about donating an item to the Hall of Fame. We are always interested in any memorabilia item that might be a unique addition to the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame display.