2013 Hall of Fame Inductees and Special Guest (Back Row): Greg Focht from Centre County, Leon Cole from Lancaster County, New Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly, Charles P. Becker from Montgomery County, and Andrea Demattia (sister of Lonnie R. Straw Jr. from Area M). (Front Row): Maryellen Brown from Area M, Theodore Angerman from Philadelphia County, and Shannon Pechert (sister of Lonnie R. Stra Jr. from Area M).
2013 Hall of Fame
Recognizing that there is no typical Special Olympics athlete, Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) established the Hall of Fame in 1996 to share the inspiring stories of individuals who have overcome adversity throughout their entire lives. Induction into SOPA’s Hall of Fame is the highest honor available to a volunteer or athlete.
The 2013 Hall of Fame Dinner and Ceremony, held on Thursday, May 16th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Philadelphia, PA, honored Aerotek as the Chairman's Choice Award recipient, The Billy Frost Benefit Concert as the Al Senavitis Lifetime Achievement Award inductee, four deserving athletes and two exceptional volunteers. View Event Photos!
The 2013 Hall of Fame Class Includes:
Billy Frost Concert Committee, a Fundraising Event Benefitting Special Olympics
Al Senavitis Lifetime Achievement Award
Billy Frost Committee Member Rick Starr, New Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly and Billy Frost Committee Member Rick Peoples.
Chairman’s Choice Award
Aerotek Directors Chris Weiss and Ryan Fries, SOPA Chairman of the Board Tony Gillespie, Aerotek Regional Vice President Judy Rudy, and SOPA President Matt Aaron.
Theodore Angerman, Philadelphia County Athlete
Charles P. Becker, Montgomery County Athlete
Greg Focht, Centre County Athlete
Lonnie R. Straw Jr., Area M Athlete (Posthumously Inducted)
Maryellen Brown, Area M Volunteer
Leon Cole, Lancaster County Volunteer