Back in 2005, award-winning ACC Head Football Coach Bill Dooley guided the creation of The Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame. The first class of inductees was honored in 2006 and every year since up to five individuals have been honored at our Legends Induction Banquet with induction into the Greater Wilmington Sports HOF.
As a non-profit organization we survive due to the hard work and tireless efforts of our Board of Directors.
That paired with the goodwill of the greater Wilmington community keeps the Greater Wilmington Sports HOF up and running.
The efforts to recognize our inductees is greatly supported by the community members and sponsors of the Wilmington area.
Bill Dooley Scholarship Program
The Bill Dooley Scholarship Program was established in honor of long-time ACC Head Football Coach, Bill Dooley.
Every year the Greater Wilmington Sports HOF awards up to 5 deserving student athletes the Bill Dooley Scholarship in recognition of each of its Hall of Fame inductees. Each inductee has the honor of choosing a high school to which a scholarship will be awarded. The chosen high schools will then award the scholarships to their student athletes that are most able to balance being good students, exemplary citizens, and significant contributors to their respective sport.
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