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Applications Now Being Accepted for 2020 Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame

Louisville, Ky. – January 8, 2020 – The Louisville Sports Commission is accepting nominations for the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame fueled by the Kentucky Lottery (KSHOF) through March 13, 2020. Eligibility and selection criteria and the nomination form can be accessed online at

Nominations received by March 13 that meet the Selection Criteria will be placed in a pool with previous submissions for consideration for the KSHOF Class of 2020.

A selection committee of sports media from throughout the Commonwealth will select this year’s class. All votes will be independently tabulated by regional accounting firm Dean Dorton, one of the largest accounting and advisory firms in Kentucky, with offices in Louisville and Lexington.

The 2020 KSHOF class members and their families will be honored in August 2020 at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville. For ticket information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julie Howell at or call (502) 587-6742.

The KSHOF is owned and operated by the Louisville Sports Commission, a Kentucky-based non-profit whose mission is to attract, create, host and operate sporting events and activities that enhance the quality of life of the Commonwealth. The KSHOF was founded in 1963 to recognize athletes and sports figures who are Kentucky natives as well as individuals who participated in their respective sport or made a significant impact in their sport in Kentucky.