Induction Criteria and Process

    Chandler Sports Hall of Fame

    Policies and Procedures for Induction

     

    1.  Nominations
    2. The “Long List”
    3. The “Short List”
    4. Selecting Inductees

     

    1.  Nominations

    Nominations for individuals and teams for the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame come from two sources: 1: The general public, and 2: members of the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame committee.  Nominations must be filed on a Chandler Sports Hall of Fame Nomination Form.  Nominations may be made and   accepted throughout the calendar year.  Nominees will be considered worthy of induction into the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame if they have brought notoriety to Chandler through their athletic achievements.  Nominees must be five years removed from high school graduation.  Priority for induction is given to those nominees who have achieved at the highest level of their sport, ideally on the international or national stage, and working down to the southwest region, the state, and the local level.  Additionally, higher consideration is given to those who have competed in the Olympics or in a professional sports league, then collegiately, and finally on the high school level.  No preference is given to a nominee based on their sport, race, gender, or source of the nominee.  Nor does the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame discriminate based on the preceding attributes.

     

    2.  The “Long List”

    Nominations for the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame are added to the “Long List.”  The “Long List” is the official list of all nominees for the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame.  It is broken into four sections: Athletes, Career, Old Timers, and Teams. Nominees may stay on the “Long List” for five years, and if they have not then progressed to the “Short List,” the next stage of consideration for induction, they are dropped from consideration for induction into the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame. 

    i.  Athletes

    The Chandler Sports Hall of Fame defines Athlete nominees as any individual, male or female, who competes in athletics. Athletes can compete in any sport, be it a team sport (i.e. football, baseball, basketball, etc.) or individual sport (track and field, tennis, golf, etc.).  They can have competed at any level, so long as they have brought notoriety to Chandler through their athletic achievements.

    ii. Career

    The Chandler Sports Hall of Fame defines Career nominees as any individual, male or female, who has excelled in coaching, athletic administration, or an athletic event that is outside what is widely considered mainstream sports (i.e. water skiing, rock climbing, over the line, X-Games). 

    iii.  Old Timers - The Chandler Sports Hall of Fame defines an Old Timer as an individual who would normally fall within the definition of an Athlete or a Career nominee, who has graduated from high school 35 or more years prior to his or her consideration for induction into the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame.  As such, a nominee can move from Athlete or Career nominee to an Old Timer nominee as time passes if that 35 year deadline passes.

    iv.  Team - The Chandler Sports Hall of Fame defines a Team nominee as a team of athletes and their coaches.  A Team can have competed in a traditionally team sport (i.e. football, baseball, basketball) or a traditionally individual sport wherein individual efforts contribute to a team outcome (i.e. track and field, tennis, golf).  The bare minimum qualification for a team to be considered for induction is to have won a state championship, with priority being given to teams that have gained notoriety on a regional or national level.

     

    3.  The “Short List”

    Once a year the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame committee meets to pare down     the “Long List” to a more manageable “Short List” of nominees to be considered for induction into the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame.  The “Short List” is made up of nominees from the “Long List.”  To make it to the “Short List” a nominee must   receive a simple majority (50% + 1) of votes of committee members present during selection of the “Short List.”  There is no absentee ballot system for voting for the “Short List;” however, if a committee member has an emergency and cannot make it to the meeting, he or she may submit a list of those nominees they would like to see added to the “Short List.”  Committee members are assigned the task of researching each “Short List” nominee in detail, and making a case on Voting Day for that nominee to be inducted into the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame.  Voting Day is held one month after selection of the “Short List.”  If a nominee fails to be inducted from the “Short List” they will remain on the “Short List” for five years.  If the nominee fails to gain induction after five years, they will be dropped from consideration for induction into the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame.

     

    4.  Selecting Inductees

    Nominees gain induction into the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame by a 75% vote of committee members present on Voting Day.  Induction cannot be gained by less  than 75% of the vote.  Inductees can only be selected from the previously     selected “Short List.” 

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