Luncheon kicks off Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame Induction weekend


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame weekend kicked off on Friday with the introduction luncheon.

Former NBA player Tamar Slay was the event’s keynote speaker. He spent three seasons in the NBA with the New Jersey Nets and Charlotte Bobcats.

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“It is such a tremendous honor to be here,” Slay said. “These athletes grew up in Wilmington and put in the work to accomplish great things in their sports career.”

The Hall of Fame weekend will continue on Saturday with the annual golf tournament at Cape Fear National. The induction ceremony and banquet on Sunday will start at 4 p.m. at the Wilmington Convention Center.

The 2019 induction class includes Steven Dayvault, Linwood Hedgepeth, Ruby Zell Sutton and Kevin Whitted.