Organization

The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 1980 to honor Chautauqua County, New York area sports celebrities.

The CSHOF is an all-volunteer group governed by a thirty-member Board of Directors elected annually.

Nominations for induction are continually accepted and reviewed by the Board of Directors. Information on the nomination criteria and the process is available on the website.

The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame welcomes new members and encourages them to be involved. A copy of the by-laws is available to assist those interested in understanding how the organization functions.

Six officers of the CSHOF stand together. 2018-19 CSHoF officers, left to right, are Randy Anderson, Bob Schmitt, Ron Melquist, Lee Johnson, Russ Ecklund and Bill Race.
2019-20 CSHOF officers, left to right, are Randy Anderson, Bob Schmitt, Ron Melquist, Lee Johnson, Russ Ecklund and Bill Race.

Awards Banquet

Don Beebe autographs a football for CSHOF director Jim Painter.
The 2016 banquet featured an appearance by NFL wide receiver Don Beebe, left, here with CSHOF director Jim Painter.
Charlie LaDuca standing with five family members at awards banquet dinner.
Charlie LaDuca, third from right, is surrounded by his family at the awards banquet.

The Board of Directors of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame is proud to welcome the inductees of the Class of 2020.

Newest Hall of Famers inducted at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club on February 17, 2020 are the late George Bataitis, the late Bob Bender, Bob Goold, Christine (Carlson) Jenkins, Tim Nobles, Elly Norton, Mark Orlando, and Mike Tramuta.

Exhibit Hall

Brad Rendell standing with a collection of trophies and awards he earned.
Brad Rendell standing with his collection of trophies and awards.

The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame maintains an Exhibit Hall in downtown Jamestown.
Hall Hours: Monday - Friday 12:00 - 3:00pm
Location: 15 West Third Street, Jamestown, New York 14701
Telephone: 716-484-2272

An online Virtual Tour provides a glimpse of the special memories and artifacts visitors can see in person at the Exhibit Hall.


Newsletter

Updates on CSHOF activities, features on inductees, and local sports esoterica are shared in this monthly publication.

Supporters

The financial assistance of the community is critical to the success of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame. We gratefully acknowledge these individuals and organizations for their generous support.

Jim Riggs, center, holds award he was presented by Keith Martin, Jamestown Community College Athletic Director, left, and George Sisson, JCC men's basketball coach, in this December 2014 photo
Jim Riggs, center, is flanked by Keith Martin, Jamestown Community College Athletic Director, left, and George Sisson, JCC men's basketball coach. Post-Journal photo by Mark L. Anderson