HALL OF FAME
INDUCTED at 4th of JULY 1996 SOUTHWEST OPEN!!
DAVIDSON was inducted to the National Shuffleboard Hall of Fame (NSHF)
during the infamous 4th of July 1996 Southwest Open tournament. The
above picture and below history on Glen is reprinted from The Board
Talk, Volume 13, No. 8, August 1996.
INDUCTED -- In a moving, professionally produced presentation, Glen
Davidson was inducted into the National Shuffleboard Hall of Fame, a
highlight of the Southwest Open.
Induction: "A Thrill of a Lifetime......"
Oklahoma Hall of Fame Committee, under the leadership of Cliff Goff, set
a very high standard for future inductions into the National
Shuffleboard Hall of Fame with their professionally-produced
presentation that featured a combination of live entertainment and video
productions highlighting the achievements of Glen Davidson. The
committee taped the resources of their own community--the talented
singer Kelly Bartwo, a Music Express representative who hosts Karaoke
shows at the Holiday Inn East in Midwest City, and Alan Martin of
Toastmasters International Mid-Del Club #2257 (and a novice shuffler),
who served as Master of Ceremonies and video producer. These two
professionals took Cliff Goff's nomination of Glen Davidson and wove it
into a presentation that brought lumps to the throats of even the
toughest shuffleboard player participating in the Southwest Open.
saluted Glen for being "on of the top ambassadors of our sport in
the world." In addition to a long list of wins that dated back to
1971 that were printed in a very classy program, Cliff cited Glen for
his role as a teacher and promoter. "Glen has been promoting the
game of shuffleboard by starting leagues, directing tournaments, playing
professionally, or anything else to do with shuffleboard most of his
life," said Cliff. Over 60 signatures were secured by the state
committee to nominate Glen into the Hall of Fame. NSHF Director, Larry
Creakbaum (alias "The Red Baron") of Indiana was there to help
make it happen.
his acceptance speech, Glen reflected not on his own achievements, but
on his hopes for the National Shuffleboard Hall of Fame. "My dream
is to see that anyone who gave something back to the game is
recognized," he said. "with your help, we'll not only get all
these worthy people inducted, but we'll have a home for all the history
and artifacts of this sport.
can help make this dream come true. A video of Glen Davidson's induction
into the Hall of Fame is available for $50. All of the money, except
actual expenses, will be donated to the Hall of Fame. Send your requests
to Glen Davidson, 3220 Cragg St., Oklahoma City, OK 73150.
Glen danced off the stage with his partner, Madge Goff, he reflected:
"This is a thrill of a lifetime for me. There were always a few who
would say it couldn't be done or shouldn't be done. But there were
always enough to encourage me to grow and keep going."" (The
Board Talk, Vol. 13, No. 8, August 1996)
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