Retailer / Team 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 20 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.