Butte Hall announcement today

The Butte Sports Hall of Fame committee will announce the newest members and teams to the local shrine today during a press conference at 1 p.m. at the Butte Civic Center. The general public is invited to attend the announcement.

This year the local committee considered a record 187 candidates for the Hall. Last night, following a meeting that took more two hours, the list of nominees was narrowed down to a select few who will be honored at a banquet later this year.

Butte Sports Hall of Fame chairmen Pat Kearney called this year’s class “An exceptional group of high-quality athletes and individuals. The process to narrow this field down was extremely difficult. It includes seven people who played on state championship teams and four who won individual state championships.”

The press conference for the announcement of this year’s new members to the Butte Sports Hall of Fame can be heard live on KBOW’s Partyline beginning at 1:06.