22nd Annual Illinois USSSA Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

November 4, 2017 at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Rockford, Illinois

We have changed the format of this year's Annual Illinois USSSA Hall of Fame Induction Banquet. We have eliminated the speaker for each inductee and will be starting cocktails, dinner and induction ceremonies earlier than in the past.

We will have the Silent Auction, raffles and a new game for all to enjoy after the ceremonies. We are hoping you will have more time to socialize with family and friends.

This evening is the ONLY fundraising we do for the Illinois USSSA Hall of Fame. Part of the dinner proceeds and all raffles, Silent Auction, advertising in the program, etc. go to the Hall of Fame. Donations are always welcome!


4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Cocktails & Silent Auction (cash bar)

5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Dinner and Testimonial of Inductees

7:30 p.m. - ? - Socialize with friends, family, former teammates and adversaries, Inductees; Silent Auction and Raffles continue

Other Information

Hotel rooms have been reserved under USSSA until October 13 for a special rate of $104 + tax. Contact the Radisson at (815)226-2100.

$50 per adult - prior to October 31 and $60 after November 1 if space is available. $20 for Children 12 & Under. Assigned seating for this event by inductee if reservation is received before October 1st.

Contact: Brenda Paulson at (815)964-3538 for more information

Directions to Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Rockford here.


2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

Female Player

Mary Ellen Buckley

Vernon Hills, IL

Precision Erecting, Class A

Umpire Category

Jerry Hoiness

Belvidere, IL

Manager Category

Bill Wax

Downers Grove, IL

Class E in 2006 to playing AA World in 2016 - Precision

Male Player Category

Terry Dunn

St. Charles, IL

HRI/Easton, KBI/Creative Design - Men's Class B

Matt Myers

New Athens, IL

Loggers - Class B Team

Scott Spoolstra

Mokena, IL

Kamikazees (C in 1993), Belchers Class A, Ken's Beverage Class B

Director Category

Lori Conro

Belvidere, IL

Women's State Director & Men's Tournament Director

Meritorious Category

Jeff Myles

DeKalb, IL

SP State UIC, World Tournament Umpire, Assistant State SP Director

Sponsor Category

Blackhawk Athletic Club

Rockford, IL

Sponsor for 36 years - Men's, Women's, SP, Women's FP, Mixed (Co-Rec)

Hall of Honor Categories

The Shamrocks

Belleville, IL

Men's dynasty for 15 years in Southern Illinois

Windy City


Men's Senior 50-55 team