Another Hall of Fame for Don Reinhoudt
No other human being has been as dominant in the world of strength sports as Don Reinhoudt, a 1983 inductee of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame.
Throughout the 1960s and up into the 1980s, Reinhoudt, a 2016 New York State Strength and Power Hall of Fame inductee, was the face of the American strength scene. Reinhoudt has captured virtually every award possible, and a number of others that the best of lifters will never have the opportunity to attain.
Reinhoudt has broken and established so many state, national and world records that the count was lost somewhere in the 300 range. Of course every fan of strength sports remembers Reinhoudt winning the World's Strongest Man Contest, featured on CBS in the late 1970s. However, not many realize that he also won that same title five consecutive years prior to television coverage. Read more in the January 2017 newsletter...
CSHOF Class of 2017
The Board of Directors of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce the inductees who will comprise the Class of 2017. The living inductees are Paul Cooley, Jake Ensign, Charlie LaDuca, Sammy LaMancuso, Deb Palmer, Bob Patterson, Dave Polechetti, Sam Restivo, Michael Sayers and Maceo Wofford; and the deceased honoree is Francis "Doc" Malinoski.
These eleven individuals will be formally inducted at the CSHOF’s 36th Annual Banquet, Monday, February 20, 2016, at the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club. The new honorees will bring the total number of CSHOF inductees to 183.
Tickets for the induction dinner are priced at $50. 2017 banquet reservations can be made by calling chairman Chip Johnson at 716-485-6991.
Read more about the new inductees in the December newsletter...
CSHOF Endowment Fund Preliminary Report #2
To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the founding of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame and to plan for the long-term sustainability of the organization, the Board of Directors created an Endowment Fund and launched a fundraising drive.
To date, the campaign has received over 100 pledges and contributions totaling nearly $75,000.
Read more about the Endowment Fund in the January newsletter...
Virtual Tour of the Hall of Fame Now Available
The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame is one of several attractions in downtown Jamestown that is well worth a visit. But don't take our word for it! Click on the image below to take a virtual tour.
- To advance through the tour, click/tap on the Hall of Fame icon. It will float into view as you tour each section of the hall.
- Click and hold mouse button down, drag in any direction to move the view.
- To zoom in, press the SHIFT key.
- To zoom out, press the CTRL key.
- If your mouse has a wheel on it, rolling it forward or back will also zoom in and out.