Hall of Fame Exhibits

The collection includes memorabilia from a host of Hall of Fame inductees.  This exhibit includes items from Super Bowl referee Dick Dolack and Michigan State's Sonny Grandelius.

Muskegon Chronicle photo by Ken Stevens

 

Muskegon native Kenny Lane twice battled for the title belt as a lightweight.  During his career, Kenny gave his hometown Muskegon industry, Continental Motors Corporation (manager Petroskey's employer), some national exposure by displaying their corporate Red Seal emblem on the back of his boxing robe.

Photo by Ron Pesch

Muskegon High School graduate Kenny Sutton earned gold at the Pan American games.

Photo by Ron Pesch

Inductees Joe Kastelic, Bryan McLay, Gary Ford, and Bob Tombari and Muskegon's rich hockey tradition are highlighted in the exhibits.

Photo by Ron Pesch

The main wall on the concourse of the L.C. Walker Arena feature plaques and mini biographies, like this example, for each of the inductees. 

Muskegon Chronicle photo by Ken Stevens

 

Photo by Ron Pesch

Images of the hall's first seven inductees were captured by renowned sports artist Rick Lighton.

Muskegon Chronicle photo by Ken Stevens

 

Morrissey's Southpaw Grammer
One of  boxing's most famous left-handers, Kenny Lane was featured on the cover of British singer Morrissey's August 1995 release, Southpaw Grammer.  The image comes from the April 1963 issue of The Ring magazine.

Looking for a place to showcase the growing collection, the Hall of Fame moved to the L.C. Walker Arena in downtown Muskegon in 1997.

Photo by Ron Pesch