Harley Race inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A total of 15 inductees, one high school program and one statewide athletic program will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in ceremonies on Sunday, January 27th, 2013, at the University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center.

Harley Race’s legendary wrestling career spanned nearly four decades. During that time Race won eight National Wrestling Association (NWA) World Championships plus dozens of other regional titles, and managed two wrestlers to the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) World Championship. “Handsome Harley” Race was also involved in operating the NWA territories in Kansas City and St. Louis. He is a member of the WCW and the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame.

The Enshrinement events will kick off with a reception presented by Meek’s – The Builder’s Choice on Sunday, January 27th, 2013, at the Hall of Fame from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Enshrinement Ceremonies will get underway at 4:00 p.m. with a reception at the University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, with the banquet immediately afterwards. All festivities will conclude around 8:00 p.m. Please note that these times are different than previous Hall of Fame Enshrinement activities.

Tickets for the Enshrinement are $150 each or $1,500 for a table of 10. Tickets are on sale now and available by calling (417) 889-3100. Tickets are limited, so reserve your seat today. All proceeds will benefit the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. For additional information please contact Marty Willadsen, Vice President of Operations and Administration at (417) 889-3100 or visit the Hall of Fame website at www.MoSportsHallOfFame.com.

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