Cape Fear Museum to honor Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame

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Submitted: Sat, 05/02/2009 - 3:18am
Updated: Wed, 11/30/2011 - 6:57pm

A new exhibit is open at the Cape Fear Museum celebrating the members of the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame. The timing of the exhibit coincides with the induction of five new members this weekend. Longtime Wilmington resident Helen Smith, a lifetime member of the LPGA, will be inducted. Whiteville native Chester McGlockton will be inducted. The former NFL defensive lineman made the Pro Bowl on four occasions. McGlockton played for the Raiders, Chiefs, Broncos and Jets. Wilmington attorney George Roundtree adds depth to the GWSHOF. He said his induction will be a humbling experience. "I played college basketball at the University of Arizona, I was co-captain in 1954 & 1955, but I don’t believe my induction is due to that. It’s because I’ve been a supporter of intercollegiate athletics in this part of North Carolina for 45 years. The late Spike Corbin will also enter the Hall. Corbin led Williston to state titles in three sports when Williston was an all black high school. Former UNC Wilmington Seahawk Brian Rowsom rounds out this year’s class. Rowsom played three seasons in the NBA. He played for the Indiana Pacers and Charlotte Hornets. If you can’t make it to Sunday’s induction, just come by the museum and check out the exhibit at your own pace. The exhibit at the museum will run through this summer. Sunday’s induction will take place at the Burney Center on the campus of UNC Wilmington.

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