The 15th Annual Massachusetts Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame induction will be held on Saturday, April 29th at 5:30 PM at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
One of the things that makes this event so special each year is the gathering of members (past inductees and directors) to welcome the new class of honorees. On April 29th, the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame will be honoring our Lifetime Service inductees Robert Anniballi (Natick), Thomas Bartosek (Canton), Patrick Coleman (Norton), and Craig Stone (Lynnfield-North Reading), and our Outstanding American inductee Dr. John Passarini (Waltham).
Their achievements will be recognized by the prestigious National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum in Stillwater, Oklahoma with an official commemorative plaque, a National Hall of Fame jacket, a biographical poster board and a keepsake program booklet. Their names will be memorialized with the other inductees on the National Wall of Honor. Even more poignant will be the priceless memories forged when you and your friends experience this special tribute with these outstanding inductees.
In addition, the 1991 Randolph team and the 1992 Springfield Central team will be recognized for the 25th anniversary of their Division I state championships, along with 1990, 91, 92, 94, 98, 99 & 2000 Franklin teams for their seven Division II state championships, a dynasty team of the nineties. We will also announce recipients of the Jim Peckham “Earning the Right to Win” Scholarship.
The banquet and ceremonies will be held in one of Gillette Stadium’s function halls and will feature a plated dinner and, of course, the induction of five outstanding individuals and the recognition of three championship teams.
The ceremonies will be officiated by 2013 inductee Steven Biondolillo. The event promises to be a fun night of celebrating and reminiscing that will honor these teams and individuals and provide memories of their great accomplishments.
If you’d like to participate in a tribute to one of the honorees, or simply make a contribution to the MA Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, please do so through the above website, or be in touch with Rene Canezin.
- 2017 MA-NWHOF Boston Herald Article
- 2017 MA-NWHOF Banquet Program
- 2017 MA-NWHOF Banquet Slideshow
- 2017 MA-NWHOF Banquet Pictures
- 2017 MA-NWHOF Banquet Video
- 2017 MA-NWHOF Flyer
- Save the Date
- Ticket-Tribute Order Form
- Sample Congratulatory Ad
- Sample Friends Congratulatory Ad
- Sample Half Page Congratulatory Ads