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Hall of Fame Retailer/Dealer Criteria


Nominations may be made by anyone associated with the sporting goods industry. A nominee must be an individual – not a group or company.  Elections will be by Committee based on the evaluation of documented qualifications relative to established criteria and whether or not the individual has or is making a significant lasting contribution to sports and the sporting goods industry. Fame and financial success are not criteria. Nominations for individuals outside of the United States are accepted.


Any individual or his/her representatives who are or have been engaged in the operation of a sporting goods business may be nominated.

Must meet the following requirements:

  • Be or have been in the sporting goods business at least 15 years.
  • Have good community standing.
  • Have made a significant contribution to the industry; local, state or national.
  • Support the industry.
  • Have conducted business professionally, honestly and with integrity.

Current NSGA Board of Directors and Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame Committee are not eligible.

Click Here to Submit Nomination Form 


Contact Julie Pitts, Hall of Fame Secretary, 3041 Woodcreek Drive, Suite 210, Downers Grove, IL 60515 or hof@nsga.org.