By Tom Latek
Kentucky In the present day

5 people with sturdy Kentucky connections who’ve made excellent contributions to sports activities have been chosen for the Kentucky Sports activities Corridor of Fame (KSHOF) Class of 2023, representing the Corridor’s sixtieth anniversary, and the forty sixth class of inductees.

Members of the category are:

• Rick Bozich, multi-time award-winning sports activities reporter and columnist on the Courier-Journal and

• Brigid DeVries, trailblazing administrator on the College of Kentucky and the Kentucky Excessive Faculty Athletic Affiliation, coach and innovator for ladies’s and women’ sports activities in Kentucky.

• Tom Leach, longtime radio voice of UK basketball and soccer and multiple-time Eclipse Awards winner.

• Chris Lofton, the SEC’s all-time main three-point shooter who performed 15 years of professional basketball overseas.

• William “Bubba” Paris, All-American at Michigan, no. 1 draft choose and three-time Tremendous Bowl winner at offensive deal with for the San Francisco 49ers.

A range committee comprised of 16 sports activities media professionals from all through the state selected this 12 months’s class. All votes by the choice committee had been independently tabulated by regional accounting agency Dean Dorton, certainly one of Kentucky’s largest accounting and advisory companies, with workplaces in Louisville, Lexington and Raleigh, NC.

“The KSHOF Class of 2023 acknowledges 5 excellent people who symbolize a broad spectrum of sports activities and occupations – people who had a serious affect on sports activities within the Commonwealth and on the nationwide stage,” stated Louisville Sports activities Fee President and CEO Greg Fante. “This 12 months’s inductees symbolize a various mixture of accomplishments – media, sports activities and administration. Every has labored diligently to make a distinction of their particular areas, which is becoming as we rejoice the sixtieth anniversary of the KSHOF.”

Along with saying this 12 months’s class, the Louisville Sports activities Fee, which owns and operates the KSHOF acknowledged that Freedom Corridor is now the official enshrinement gallery. The announcement was made to acknowledge the venue’s wealthy legacy in sports activities and deepens Freedom Corridor’s connection to Kentucky’s sporting heritage.

The 2023 KSHOF class members and their households shall be honored on Sept. 12, 2023, in Freedom Corridor in Louisville. For ticket info, contact Julie Howell at, or name 502-587-6742.

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