CSHOF Supports Legacy Events

Craig Swanson

Craig Swanson

Working with community partners, the CSHOF has supported legacy events that honor two of our inductees, Craig Swanson and Dan Feather. The 24th Annual Craig "Swanny" Swanson Memorial Golf Tournament was held August 1st at Cable Hollow Golf Club in Russell, PA. The CSHOF was a hole sponsor for the event. Swanson was a 2001 inductee.

Dan Feather

The 23rd Annual Dan Feather Memorial 5K Run was held Sunday, September 6 at Bergman Park in Jamestown. Chautauqua Striders organizes the race to raise funds for its youth programs and to honor Feather, a 1993 inductee. The CSHOF is a t-shirt sponsor of the event.

The CSHOF was a hole sponsor at the 6th Annual Dunkirk High School/Cardinal Mindszenty High School/Fredonia High School Annual Golf Tour held August 7th at the Shorewood Country Club in Dunkirk. CSHOF member Bill Bamonto and his team of volunteers, including Rhonda Stuhlmiller McCanlis, daughter of inductee Al Stuhlmiller, put on a wonderful event that raised funds for the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County. CSHOF inductees Dave Graf, and Bob "Peanuts" Wisniewski along with CSHOF Board members Dave Polechetti and John Bongionanni played in the tournament. Inductee Dan Palmer was on hand to broadcast on WDOE (Dunkirk).

CSHOF Announces Higbee Display

The Post-Journal
By Scott Kindberg
July 1, 2015

A Busti native has loaned some of his motorcycle racing memorabilia to the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame where it will be on display this summer.

Shawn Higbee, a 2007 CSHOF inductee, parlayed an early interest in two-wheel vehicles into a professional career in the AMA Daytona and Superbike Series.

Among the items on display at the CSHOF, located at 15 W. 3rd St., Jamestown, are his Buell XB 1200 RR, which he ran at the 2005 Daytona 200 Superbike.

Shawn Higbee’s Buell XB 1200 RR motorcycle, which he ran at the 2005 Daytona 200
Superbike. Higbee, a Busti native, is a 2007 Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame inductee,
has loaned some of artifacts from his career to the CSHOF, which is located at
15 W. 3rd St., Jamestown. Higbee’s memorabilia will be on display for the summer.
Admission is free.

courtesy of the Post-Journal, photo by Scott Kindberg

"His dad (Paul) called me up and said Shawn's bike is here and asked if we'd like to display it," CSHOF president Randy Anderson said. " ... That's what I like about this place the most is people coming to us with ideas and donations. They're anxious to tell their sports history in the county, and I'm happy that we have a vehicle for those kinds of people to share their sports history."

Higbee's Buell XB 1200 RR, according to Anderson, is one of a kind.

"There's not another one like it anywhere in the world," he said.

The Higbee exhibit is one of several that the CSHOF has displayed in the last year. The others were memorabilia from Jamestown native Chuck Boehler, another motorcycle racer, and Frewsburg native Shane Conlan, a former college football All-American and NFL All-Pro linebacker. Boehler was a 1989 CSHOF inductee. Conlan was enshrined in 1992 and, last December, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Anderson is proud of the visibility the CSHOF has attained in recent years.

"I think we've continued to gain credibility among the public," he said. "We've certainly raised our awareness over the last several years. I think more people are aware that we're here and we're trying to preserve and honor the sports history of Chautauqua County."

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Member Benefits

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  • $5 off the 2016 induction banquet ticket
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Acknowledgement of membership on the CSHOF website
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The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce that a membership program is now available to persons who are interested in preserving the history of sports in Chautauqua County and honoring the outstanding individuals who have created our cherished sports memories.

The CSHOF maintains a hall located at 15 W. Third Street in Jamestown staffed by volunteers that contains our Hall of Honor and displays of sports memorabilia.

Our program also includes an induction banquet. Held each February to induct a new group of honorees into the Hall of Fame, the banquet provides an opportunity to recognize the special accomplishments of outstanding local high school and collegiate athletes.

In addition to helping the CSHOF carry out its twin missions of maintaining a hall of fame and a sports exhibit hall, members will receive several value-added benefits for their membership fee.

One year memberships are only $30 for individuals and $100 for businesses. Business members will receive 4 discount cards and plus an acknowledgement at the CSHOF hall and website.

Please join us by purchasing a 2015-2016 membership in the only organization solely dedicated to preserving and honoring the wonderful history of athletics in Chautauqua County.

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