Catholic Sports Hall of Fame to hold first induction Nov. 15

The first group to be installed into the Louisville Catholic Sports Hall of Fame will include some of the city’s best-known athletes, athletic officials and volunteers.

The Hall of Fame, the brainchild of Steve Fehder, who is the founder of, will hold its inaugural induction ceremony Nov. 15 at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts’ Bomhard Theater.

The doors will open at 6 p.m. with the ceremony scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize winning sportswriter Billy Reed will be the host for the evening, with Kent Taylor of WAVE3 the night’s master of ceremonies. Paul Varga of Brown-Forman Corp. will be the guest speaker.

The athletes to be inducted in the Catholic Sports Hall of Fame are former National Football League starts Paul Hornung, Bubba Paris and Will Wolford; former University of Kentucky player and University of Louisville coach Howard Schnellenberger; Olympic swimmer Mary T. Meagher Plant and PGA golfer Bobby Nichols. Deceased athletes to be inducted are former West Point basketball All-American Mike Silliman and Major League Baseball star Gus Bell.

Deceased coaches Bunny Daugherty and Paulie Miller, and deceased volunteer Karl Schmitt Sr. will also be included in the inaugural hall of fame class. And the evening will also celebrate the continued impact and contributions to athletes of the Catholic School Athletic Association.

Tickets are $65, which include a program, poster, pre-ceremony celebration with buffet and appetizers and cash bar.

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