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Nominations being taken for Gwinnett HOF

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Nominations are currently being accepted for inductees to the newly established Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame.

Sponsored by the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Fund Inc., Georgia Power, All American Specialties and Scholastic Images/Balfour, the Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame will honor athletes who have competed in any facet of Gwinnett County athletics through public or private school or who have represented Gwinnett residents with honor on a state or national stage, according to a news release.

The first induction event will be a joint celebration with the Gwinnett Braves at Coolray Field during the 2:30 p.m. game June 6. The celebration of Gwinnett's finest athletes begins at 1 p.m. with a Home Run Derby, silent auction and raffle. All proceeds from the charitable event will support academic initiatives benefiting the 159,000 students in the 123 schools of Gwinnett County Public Schools.

The nomination form can be obtained by visiting www.gcps-foundation.org or calling 678-301-6077 or 678-301-7287. Sponsorship opportunities for the Gwinnett Sports Hall of Fame are available by contacting the GCPS Foundation office