Support for Sports Hall of Fame

Editor’s note: The following is in response to the June 19-25 editorial “Rockford needs its own Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.”

I definitely believe that a Hall of Fame Sports Museum is a must for our city! We have many educational, cultural and recreactional venues, but one part of the puzzle is missing … the Sports Museum of well-known men and women in this field!

Let’s spread the word and add other names to the great and important list mentioned in your column last week.

I’d like to consider the following names of Rockford-born athletes: Ben Abruzzo, Sammy Mandell, Louie Marinelli, Vito Santini and Frank “Chico” DeCastris!

Thanks for listening and spreading the word!

Shirley Martignoni Fedeli

From the July 10-16, 2013, issue

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