Since inception in 1967, The Utah Sports Hall of Fame Foundation has been the Premier Sports Organization of Utah Dedicated to Preserving Utah Sports Heritage and History at the highest level.
Our MISSION is to :
- HONOR the Past (Hall of Famers, Distinguished HS coaches, Coaches of Meri [HS and/or College coaches] Distinguished Service and Game Officials)
- LEAD the Present (Leadership Symposium)
- AWARD the Future (HS Scholarships, to date 238 scholarships given/approx $420,000)
- 1967 “The Old Timer Athletic Association” was organized
- 1970 Charter Class of 18 Hall of Famers inducted (athletes & administrators)
- 1972 Expanded the award categories to include new contributors:
- Hall of Fame Inductees (Added “Contributors”) (September Banquet)
- Distinguished High School Head Coaches (April Banquet)
- Coaches of Merit (Head Coaches in College/HS) (April Banquet)
- Distinguished Service (April Banquet)
- Outstanding Game Officials (Jan. Biannual Banquet )
- 1990 Annual High School Scholarship Program Begins with Paul Reams.
- 1990 USHOFF hosts first Golf Fundraiser which continues as an annual event.
- 1997 Organization name changed to Utah Sports Hall of Fame Foundations.
- 2006 Established USHOFF as a 50C)(3) Foundation
- 2018 Added Leadership Symposium “Leaders For Life” (Jan. Biannual )
- 2019 USHOFF opened the USHOF Museum.
- The Utah Sports Hall of Fame Museum has brought the state’s sports history to life, while preserving and honoring the legacies of heroes and role models of Utah. These athletes and figures from across a broad spectrum of individual and team sports deserve to be showcased and celebrated, and their stories will provide inspiration to all who learn more about their accomplishments. Utah natives and those who have come making Utah their home have created a rich history of achievement and service as athletes, coaches, administrators and contributors. This display not only honors them, but it educates patrons about the spirit of a state that prides itself on work ethic and determination to succeed. High school students who have received USHOFF scholarships are also recognized. The museum being in a prime downtown location, and looking toward the future Olympic games in Utah, the museum will drive tourism for residents and visitors, advancing the role of Utah in the sports world.