Don Beebe to be 2016 Banquet Speaker

Don Beebe

Don Beebe

Don Beebe, one of the most popular and respected players in Buffalo Bills history, will be the featured speaker at the 35th Annual Induction Banquet of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame on February 15 at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club.

"We are excited to have Don 'Beebs' Beebe as the guest speaker for our dinner," said Randy Anderson, CSHOF president. Don was known as a player with a strong work ethic and a moral character above reproach. He exemplified putting the success of the team over his own statistics.

"Beebe is a role model for what it means to be an athlete, a teammate and a sportsman. He has a strong message that will be an inspiration to our honorees and guests at the banquet. His appearance will add a special touch to the induction of Alex Conti, Julie Gawronski Tickle, Dan Hoard, Sarah Schuster Morrison, Robert "Doc" Rappole, Jim Ulrich, Heather Lefford Edborg, Clarence "Flash" Olson and Parke Hill Davis."

Tickets for the induction dinner are priced at $50 and are available at the Jock Shop in Jamestown, Matt's News in Dunkirk or by calling Chip Johnson at 716-485-6991.

this month's featured inductee

George Carter

George Carter

George Carter

One of the greatest basketball talents to ever emerge from Western New York, George Carter's athletic career is summarized with this simple, but comprehensive statement: "The only athlete born in Western New York, who was a multi-sport All-Western New York selection, starred at a local college, was drafted by three major professional sports teams and had a lengthy professional career."

Carter initially made his mark as a multi-sport standout at Silver Creek High School in the early '60s. He was a two-time All-WNY selection in basketball, earned similar recognition for one season of football and was the section's top 100-yard sprinter. Because of his prowess on the basketball court,  The Buffalo News placed him on its All-Time Second Team and its All-1960's First Team.

He took his talents down the road to St. Bona where he would lead the Bonnies in scoring for two years and in rebounding for three seasons. The 6-foot-4 forward averaged 19.4 points and 12.4 rebounds over that time and still ranks 22nd in career points with 1,322 and fifth in total boards with 849. His career rebounding average is second only to Bob Lanier. Carter was inducted into the St. Bonaventure Hall of Fame in 1974.

Upon graduation, Carter was drafted by the Detroit Pistons with the 81st pick in the 1967 draft. He was also selected by the Buffalo Bills in the 13th round and by the New York Mets in the 52nd round (874th overall).

Carter's professional basketball career was spent on many fronts. Although drafted by the Pistons, he played only one game before serving a two-year military commitment. When he returned, Carter went directly to the ABA where he became an all-star and played alongside some of the great players in pro basketball history.

During his seven seasons in the league with eight different franchises, "Dirty Dingus" as he was called, averaged more than 18 points and nearly seven rebounds in 478 games. Known for his short-range jumper and lightning-quick first step along the baseline, the explosive Carter was second in scoring to Charlie Scott for the 1971-72 Virginia Squires and played alongside Julius Erving ("Dr. J") for one season.

He continued his pro career in France for a short time after the demise of the ABA and was inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in 1984 and the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.

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.


4-panorama 360VR Tour

panoramic tour by Dave Mariotti

Viewing tips:

  • 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.

Time to Renew Membership

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Member Benefits

  • CSHOF window decal
  • $5 off the 2016 induction banquet ticket
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Acknowledgement of membership on the CSHOF website
  • Membership card with discounts at selected marketing partners

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.

2015-16 Member List
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CSHOF Membership Card Marketing Partners
  • Andriaccio's • 4837 W Lake Road • Mayville
    • 10% off food purchase
  • 360 Graphics • 1766 Foote Ave. Ext. • Jamestown
    • 15% discount on business cards
  • Jock Shop • 10 Harrison Street • Jamestown
    • 10% off regular items, excludes team sales, service & sale items
  • Gametime Sports Bar and Grille • 850 Foote Avenue • Jamestown
    • 10% off food purchase
  • Pinehurst Golf Club • Route 20 • Westfield
    • Buy 2 for the price of one green fees
  • Ashville General Store • Route 474 • Ashville
    • 15% off any deli purchase
  • Honest John's • 1245 East Second Street • Jamestown
    • 10% off regular prices
  • Miley's Old Inn • 845 East Second Street • Jamestown
    • 10% off dinners
  • Hollyloft Ski and Bike • 600 Fairmount Avenue • Jamestown
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  • Pizza Village • 71 Lake Shore Drive W • Dunkirk
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  • Squire's Table at The White Inn • 52 E Main St • Fredonia
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Mike LaTone, left, owner of D&S Glass, receives his member-
ship card from Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame president
Randy Anderson.


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Jamestown, NY 14701
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305 East Fairmount Avenue
Lakewood, NY 14750
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805 West Third Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
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Jamestown, NY 14701
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