Athletic Hall of Fame of The Lower Virginia Peninsula
Established in 1971 by Hampton City Council to honor local achievement, the Hall of Fame recognizes men and women for their achievements as a player, a coach or in an area that has impacted the promotion and reflection of sports on the Lower Virginia Peninsula (Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and York County).
New members are inducted every three years and are selected by a seven-member committee. The hall of fame is located inside the Boo Williams Sportsplex at 5 Armistead Pointe Parkway.
The 2017 inductees are NBA great Allen Iverson; Olympic champion Francena McCorory; track and field stars Lisa Dillard, Yvette Lewis, and Keith Witherspoon; and former Christopher Newport University coach and athletic director Bev Vaughan. Special achievement awards will be given to community activist Linwood "Butch" Harper and longtime sports announcer Robert "Bob" Hintz.
The Hall of Fame was established February 13, 1971, by Hampton City Council. The original committee was composed of "Duff" Kliewer, Andy Greenwell, Robert Moskowitz, Rufus Gant, Bernard Sparrer and Harry Covert.