PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, JANUARY 1, 2017



On January 1, 2017, Pasadena Football AKA "THE FRANCHISE" will never be the same.

To compliment our 10 Super Bowl Championships, A phenomenal induction into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame will take place with the induction of Ricky Ervins on New Year's Day in Pasadena, California.

Mr. Ervins will be the first native from Pasadena, California to be inducted into the best sporting venue in the world - The Rose Bowl.


A year ago PASHOF asked "When" and "Why' someone from Pasadena would be inducted and, most importantly, why it hasn't happened? We even dedicated a brick at the Rose Bowl in honor of all who played, cheered and supported The Franchise.

That day has come, finally...

From his days of playing pop warner football at Victory Park, to his days of domination in that infamous Blue and Gold uniform at John Muir High School (which embodies decades of talented teammates, coaches, supporters, cheerleaders.....and competitors) to his days at USC under the No. 34 and the ultimate achievement, a Super Bowl Ring, Mr. Ervin's contribution not just to the history of football at the Rose Bowl, but his legacy as a valued, honored member of The Franchise will be forever enshrined in Pasadena, California.

To every teammate of Mr. Ervins from Pasadena, we thank you.

To every cheerleader who cheered on Mr. Ervins and his teammates, we thank you.

To every Pasadena coach who, mentored, motivated and inspired Mr. Ervins, we thank you.

To every individual in the greatest city in the world who supported football in Pasadena, in big and small ways, we thank you.

To every member of The Franchise who came before Mr. Ervins, we thank you for laying the benchmark for excellence. This kid from Pasadena, like many, made it!

And most importantly, to Mr. Ervins....we thank you for your commitment and loyalty to the sport of football. Words cannot express the humbling joy we get in knowing that Pasadena, California, has called you home.

Go, Pasadena!




www.pasadenasportshalloffame.org

 P.O. Box 91984, Pasadena, CA.  91109

Tele: 626.319.2443 / E-mail:Pashofpal@aol.com


PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, JANUARY 1, 2017



On January 1, 2017, Pasadena Football AKA "THE FRANCHISE" will never be the same.

To compliment our 10 Super Bowl Championships, A phenomenal induction into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame will take place with the induction of Ricky Ervins on New Year's Day in Pasadena, California.

Mr. Ervins will be the first native from Pasadena, California to be inducted into the best sporting venue in the world - The Rose Bowl.

A year ago PASHOF asked "When" and "Why' someone from Pasadena would be inducted and, most importantly, why it hasn't happened? We even dedicated a brick at the Rose Bowl in honor of all who played, cheered and supported The Franchise.

That day has come, finally...

From his days of playing pop warner football at Victory Park, to his days of domination in that infamous Blue and Gold uniform at John Muir High School (which embodies decades of talented teammates, coaches, supporters, cheerleaders.....and competitors) to his days at USC under the No. 34 and the ultimate achievement, a Super Bowl Ring, Mr. Ervin's contribution not just to the history of football at the Rose Bowl, but his legacy as a valued, honored member of The Franchise will be forever enshrined in Pasadena, California.

To every teammate of Mr. Ervins from Pasadena, we thank you.

To every cheerleader who cheered on Mr. Ervins and his teammates, we thank you.

To every Pasadena coach who, mentored, motivated and inspired Mr. Ervins, we thank you.

To every individual in the greatest city in the world who supported football in Pasadena, in big and small ways, we thank you.

To every member of The Franchise who came before Mr. Ervins, we thank you for laying the benchmark for excellence. This kid from Pasadena, like many, made it!

And most importantly, to Mr. Ervins....we thank you for your commitment and loyalty to the sport of football. Words cannot express the humbling joy we get in knowing that Pasadena, California, has called you home.

Go, Pasadena!




www.pasadenasportshalloffame.org

 P.O. Box 91984, Pasadena, CA.  91109

Tele: 626.319.2443 / E-mail:Pashofpal@aol.com

Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame

On July 15, 2015, Pasadena Sports Hall of Fame, Inc. announced its 2015-16 Inductees.  After 129 years, few cities compare to the numerous sporting awards and honors individuals from Pasadena have received from the various governing bodies in athletics which include CIF, NCAA, NFL, MLB, NBA, the Olympics or World Cup.  As further demonstrated by the 2015-16 Class of Hall of Fame Inductees, Pasadena is a true City of Champions.  Join us in congratulating these hometown legends.                            

Michael Cooper

Basketball


Obea Moore

Track & Field


Rod Sherman

Football


Linetta Wilson 

Lana Cantrell

Nikky Caddell Hanks

Carrie Franklin

Track & Field


Alice Brown

Track & Field


Blair High School 1969 Varsity Football Squad

James McAlister

Football


Jennie Jacobsen-Huse

Water Polo


2015-16 Class

Ellsworth Vines was a stud while attending Pasadena High school in the 1920s. In 1927, The Bulldogs' tennis team led by Mr. Vines, was known to beat their opposition 17-0 in match play. 


After high school, Ellsworth attended the University of Southern California where he lettered in basketball and golf...

Dorothy Poynton-Hill

Diving

The city-owned Brookside Plunge (Now the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center) was built in 1923 and closed in 1984 because of disrepair. In 1985, the City of Pasadena Board of Directors endorsed a partnership between the public and private sectors seeking to renovate the pool complex. Hence, the birth of the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center - a project that would refurbish the Brookside Park buildings and grounds and build two additional pools, one of which... more

​​The Pasadena Panther Youth Football & Cheerleading program is committed to making a difference in the lives of children from all economic and ethnic backgrounds, by preparing them both mentally and physically for the challenges they will encounter in school, college and in life. They provide a very important sports program in the community which focuses on the importance of education and the values of athletics, team work... more

John Muir High School graduate, Joan Mayweather-Hill was one of the early standouts in track & field in the city. In 1957, she shattered the Southern Pacific Amateur Athletic Union (SPAAU) record in the high jump when she leaped 5'-5" in the SPAAU Women's Development Track & Field Meet at North Hollywood High School. The protege of Mack Robinson, Ms. Mayweather-Hill eclipsed the old record of 5'-1/12" inches held by Jean Gaertner of Los Angeles, and came within 1-1/2" of the world record.

Joan Mayweather-Hill

Track & Field

The Northwest Pasadena Youth Sports, Inc (NPYS) aka the Pasadena Ponies is one of the oldest youth sports organizations in Pasadena. The Ponies is a non-profit organization whose coaches, managers, board members, etc., all participate on a volunteer basis. The organization has earned a great reputation, despite the social and economical diversity of the children it services, of producing athletes who do not   only  learn   the...more

Northwest Pasadena Youth Sports, Inc. (Ponies)

Youth football

Pasadena Panthers, Inc.

Youth football

Charles Paddock excelled in track & field for Pasadena High School. He was the CIF Southern Section champion in the 100-yard dash from 1915-1917 with corresponding times of 10.6 seconds​, 10.4 seconds and 10 seconds flat, respectively. Paddock was the state 100 champ in 1915 and 1917.  Paddock was also a Southern Section and state champion in the 200... more

​Irv Noren's family moved from Chautauqua, New York to Pasadena, California when he was 11​ and he was introduced to baseball. As a very good player in high school, Noren graduated in 1943 and went to Pasadena City College to continue to improve on his baseball skills. His persistence paid off and he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1946... more

In 1971, Mario Clark was a 1st Team All-Pacific League and All-CIF Defensive back and wide-receiver for Pasadena High School​​. Coming from one of the oldest African-American families in Pasadena, Mario was meant to represent his city.  After staring in high school, Clark received a scholarship from the Univ... more

Ellsworth Vines was a stud while attending Pasadena High school in the 1920s. In 1927, The Bulldogs' tennis team led by Mr. Vines, was known to beat their opposition 17-0 in match play.   After high school, Ellsworth attended the University of Southern California where he lettered in basketball and golf...... more

Stan Smith was born and raised in Pasadena. By the time he was attending Pasadena High School in the early 1960s, he already knew he wanted to play tennis forever if he could.  ​Mr. Smith was the CIF Southern Section Champion in his senior year and has since been named as one of the top 100 greatest in Southern Section's... more 

Matthew "Mack" Robinson was a man all about the town he grew up in and loved even when the city didn't always treat him right.  The John Muir High School Grad is the most cherished lifelong resident in the city's history. Even more so than his younger brother Jackie. ​A standout athlete in high school, Robinson had offers for college, but chose to... more

Arguably,  Jackie Robinson is the most well known person in the history of Pasadena. His talent in sports literally changed America.  We're fortunate that he was chosen to travel into the then  unknown.  Being the first African-American in Major League Baseball was a heavy burden during segregation. more

Anthony Miller

NFL

Pro-Bowl

Wide Reciever

In 1977, James Sanford lead Pasadena High School to its second state championship, winning 4 out of 5 races, a record that would last 30 years.  In 1979, while still a student at USC, he was the No. 1 Sprinter (100m) in the world, securing the IAAF World Cup Championship; the USA Outdoor Championship, and the PAC-10 Championship. Mr. Sanford appeared on... more

 




PASHOF honors it's legends via its Legend Award for the benefit of the youth of Pasadena. The Award, named in honor of individuals from Pasadena who have made significant strides in sports, and to supporters and organizers of youth oriented sports  programs in the City of Pasadena, provides 4 grants totaling $1,000.00 in honor of the Award recipient(s).​​


The Grants are disbursed by any one of the following methods:


​    1. One  grant  awarded   to each of Pasadena's four public high schools in the amount of $250.00 in the form of equipment grants or scholarships;


     2. Two grants in the amount of $500.00 each are awarded to two youth oriented sports organizations within the City of Pasadena in the form of cash or euipment grants;


   3. Donations are made to youth oriented sports programs within the City of Pasadena, ranging between $50 - $100 through PASHOF's Community Support Program.


​PASHOF has a volunteer research team that maintains statistics and lists of individuals eligible for induction. The list is updated in the Spring and the voters are tallied in April - May. The winners are notified and announced to the press.


To be considered, the nominee must meet one of the following criteria:


    1.  ​Individual from Pasadena who have gained significant recognition in athletic competition.


  2.  Individual, business or organization who have demonstrated a significant history of support to youth oriented activities and sports in the City of Pasadena.

Legend Award

Charles Paddock

Track & Field

Irv Noren

Baseball

2010 Class

Mario Clark 

Football

2006 Class

Ellsworth Vines 

Tennis

2005 Class

Stan Smith 

Tennis

James Sanford 

Track & Field

Matthew "Mack" Robinson 

Track & Field

2004 Class

Jackie Robinson 

Baseball


LEGEND AWARD RECIPIENTS

Inductees

Ellsworth Vines

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