The Butler County Sports Hall of Fame began in 1966 when a group of local business men decided to have a going away dinner for a local baseball official who was going to umpire for Major League Baseball. HIs name was Eddie Vargo. Eddie went on to have a long time major league career From that small farewell dinner the Butler Area Spots Hall of Fame was created. Over the years numerous athletes have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Changes made over the years include changing the name to the Butler County Sports Hall of Fame. Also increasing the number of athletes being inducted annually, and in different era's and also adding a Team Recognition Award starting in 2010. A complete history of the Butler County Sports Hallof Fame will be located in "ABOUT" module above.
Welcome to the new Butler County Sports Hall of Fame - Butler PA.
Attention: HOF Banquet Has Been Rescheduled To Saturday September 25th, 2021 At The Lyndora American Legion Hall.
Congratulations to the 2020 - 2021 Butler County Sports Hall of Fame Inductees.
ERA1 - Don Hinchberger - Outstanding Distance Runner at Butler High School
ERA1 - David Crummy - Four Sport Letterman at Mars HS & Football Player at Penn State
ERA1 - Jack Hartung - Former Butler HS and VMI Men's Basketball Player
ERA2 - Olivia Bresnahan Women's basketball player at Butler HS, Florida State & Duquense Univ.
ERA2 - Tyrell Sales - Former Butler HS and PennState University Football Player
ERA2 - Bill McElroy - Football player at Butler HS and West Virginia University
ERA2 - Shawn Bellis - Former Butler HS and Clarion University Men's Basketball Player
Lifetime Achievement Award - Fred Powell - Former Slippery Rock University Wrestling Coach
Veterans ERA - Joe Heitzer - Former Butler HS Graduate who Excelled in Track & Field
Deceased ERA - John "Jake" Benton - Former Butler HS Graduate Who Umpired Baseball
Team Recognition Award - The 1972 Karns City High School Boys Basketball Team
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2021 HOF Information
Banquet Change Date
The 2020 Inductees Hall of Fame is being moved to September 25th, 2021. It will be held at the Lyndora American Legion Hall 151 Legion Memorial Lane Butler, PA at 6PM.
Any current ticket holders can hold on to their tickets for the banquet September on 25th, or contact us to arrange a refund of tickets you have purchased.
Tickets will be available at several outlets and on our website beginning August 1st, 2021.