2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

Shirring - 11 May 2018

2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

Congratulations to Gordon McNamee and Bobby Klemann for being inducted into the 2018 Ohio Senior Olympics Hall of Fame.  Find snippets of their nominations below for more information about these inspiring athletes.  Following the inductoin ceremony, you'll be able to forever find their complete stories on the Hall of Fame page. 

Know someone who is worthy of this honor?  Check out the Hall of Fame submission form to start the nomination process for next year's class.

Gordon McNamee

Gordon has participated in every Ohio State Senior Olympics since the age of 50, qualifying for the national games in all of them until the most recent Birmingham games. He has encouraged several people to participate in the Ohio State Games, myself included. He promotes tennis on a full time basis... Gordon has been a longtime supporter of the Ohio Senior Olympics and encouraged many others to compete in order to keep this a competitive and topnotch organization. I cannot think of another individual more deserving of inclusion into the Ohio Senior Olympics Hall of Fame. - Steve Ballmann, nominator

Robert Klemann

Bobby's accomplishments are numerous and high acheiving.  He's participated in Local Senior Games since 2005, Ohio Senior Games since 2007, National Senior Games Since 2011 {Houston, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Birmingham), and state games across 14 different states.  Additionally, he's established several event all-time records in multiple states and holds the 2nd longest all-time Triple Jump distance in National Senior Games Association competition.  - Rick Wyrick, nominator

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