Sports Hall of Fame 2015

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IMG_1052For someone to know that they have really made it in their chosen field, that moment comes when not only your family and friends tell you that you were great, but when a whole community gets together and honours you with a public endorsement of it.

On Wednesday night, June 17, 2015 three young gentlemen were given that honour by the city of Sault Ste. Marie at the annual Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Ceremony. On Wednesday, Aaron, Adam, and Richard were told that all their hard work, all their pain and suffering, and all the things that they gave up to achieve their goal didn’t go unnoticed.

IMG_1066This year’s Sports Hall of Fame inductees came from three different sports. Aaron Fiacconi from football, Adam Kates from cross-country skiing, and Richard McLennon from speed skating.

Aaron Fiacconi bio:
2002-2011 – 115 games played in the Canadian Football League
2002 – drafted 32 overall in the 4th round of the CFL Draft
2002 – Won the Grey Cup while playing for the Montreal Alouettes
2010 – Edmonton Eskimos nominee for outstanding offensive lineman in the CFL
2011 – Edmonton Eskimos David Boone award winner
2011 – Tom Pate Memorial Award nominee in the CFL

IMG_1058Adam Kates bio:
Eight Time Canadian Junior Championships Gold Medalist
1999 Canadian Winter Games Gold Medalist
1999-2005 Canadian National Ski Team Member
2006 Canadian Overall Canadian Champion
1999-2002 Represented Canada at the World Ski Championships

Richard McLennon bio:
2007 Gold Medalist – Canada Winter Games – White Horse, YT
2009 Canadian Junior Champion
2009 Silver Medalist – World Jr. Championships – Zakopane, Pol
2010 Two-time Silver Medalist World Jr. Championships, Moscow, Rus.
2014 – 10th Place – World Cup Seoul, Kor.
2015 – 14th Place World Single Distance Championships

Congratulations to all three.