2018-09-12 / Sports

Sidney Alumni Sports Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Sept. 28-29

SIDNEY — On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29 the Sidney Central School Alumni Association will have its 16th annual Sports Hall of Fame induction dinner and ceremony.

Tickets for the Saturday dinner are available from any committee member, at VEP and J&M Trophies on Main Street in Sidney. Tickets are $25 for those 12 and older, $10 for 6-11 and five an under free. The dinner and ceremony will be held at the Sidney Elks Lodge on River Street. Contact ticket chair Tim Doyle at 697-373-0318 or event chair Greg Davie at 607-643-5728

Five inductees comprise the class of 2018, plus the legacy team selected earlier this year. The legacy team is the 1997-98 boys’ basketball team which was the New York State Class C champions under coach Mike Brazee. The individual inductees are Mark Payne (1967), his sister Peggy Payne Phelps (1968), Helen Harris (1987), Amanda Haney Blette (2004) and Katelyn Guerriere (2006).

The induction weekend events on Friday at Sidney Alumni Field, when all honorees are announced at halftime of the Sidney versus Walton football game, which begins at 7 p.m. Following the game, all inductees, all Sidney Central School alumni and their guests are invited to a get-together at the nearby VFW where food and drink will be available.

Festivities on Saturday begin at 5 p.m. with a social hour, followed by seating at 6 and a turkey and roast beef buffet at 6:15.

The annual memorabilia auction immediately precedes the ceremony. This year’s auction include a “Shop Local” packages with all donations given by Sidney businesses. Proceeds from the auction and the dinner serve as a major fund-raiser every year, as alumni commit to giving back to the school. The major project is an interactive “touch-screen” Sidney Alumni display, permanently housed near the gym is nearing its highly anticipated arrival. This system will be explained in further detail at the dinner.

For more background and history of the Alumni Sports Hall of Fame, visit the Sidney Alumni website and click on the sports tab at

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