Today we remember Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame legend Ray Rollins, who was inducted into the HOF as a member of the Class of 1984.
Ray was a multi-sport athlete at the old Cape May High School who graduated in 1939. He went on to coach several sports at Glassboro High School and served as the school’s long-time athletic director.
In retirement, Ray and his family operated a sporting goods store in Pitman. Ray was elected to the following Halls of Fame: Gloucester County HOF, South Jersey Coaches HOF, and the Glassboro High HOF. He served as a long-time committee member for the GC Sports Hall of Fame.
Ray and his late wife Lida lived in Pitman for nearly 50 years. They raised three children and had 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Ray passed away in January 2004.
This year's inductees include:
Tickets for the 37th Annual Banquet are available by calling Hall of Fame President Gus Ostrum at (609) 502-0424.
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The Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame began in 1980 when Gus Ostrum, then a sportswriter for the Gloucester County Times, and Jim Hawkins, former track and field coach and administrator at Deptford Township High School, conceived the idea of a county-wide Sports Hall of Fame.
With plans to honor people who brought lasting fame and recognition to Gloucester County through athletics, the idea of a Sports Hall of Fame quickly drew support from all corners of the county.
Beginning with the first banquet in 1981, the Hall of Fame induction/banquet has been held at Auletto's Ballroom in Almonesson (Deptford Township), NJ. Honorees have traveled from all over the country to return to their "roots" and be honored by overflow crowds. Many of the ceremonies have been telecast over the local cable network.
Over the years the Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame has established itself as one of the most prestigious sports organizations of its kind, and with continued public support and interest, the GCSHOF will continue to positively impact the local sports scene!