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We are excited to announce, our friend, Bill Neely, will be honored by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame for his dedication and achievements in the sport of Table Tennis! Congrats Bill!
The article and letter below is from the Knoxville Table Tennis Club’s website, www.knoxvillettc.net:
KTTC’s past president Bill Neely has been notified that he will be honored by Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame as one of the “Champion Within”. The honoring luncheon will be held in Nashville Renaissance Hotel on May 17th, 2014. The following is the letter Bill has received from the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Also, KTTC and Bill Neely would like to thank Dwain Kitchel for his tremendous effort to prepare the package for Bill’s nomination. Although Bill is not selected to be inducted into the 2014 Class of the TN Sports Hall of Fame, Bill has already made history to become the first table tennis player to be honored by the TN Sports Hall of Fame. Bill’s nomination entry will remain active with the TN Sports Hall of Fame for the next four years for consideration as well. For Bill Neely bio that was sent to the TN Sports Hall of Fame, please click here. Congratulation Bill, you have made history!
Dear Mr. Neely,
On behalf of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame I would like to congratulate you for being recognized as an individual in sports in the state of Tennessee who displays the heart of a champion. After much consideration by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Council, and Board of Directors we would like to recognize your outstanding achievements at our Champion Within Luncheon on May 17, 2014, 11:30 a.m. at the Renaissance Hotel Nashville, 611 Commerce Street. Attending this luncheon to honor your accomplishments will be some of our past inductees and the 2014 Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame inductee class including Titan great Eddie George, Football Coach Carlton Flatt, and sportscaster Hope Hines.
The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Champion Within Luncheon, gives us an opportunity to celebrate the success of outstanding individuals from across the State of Tennessee. You represent the qualities that we at the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame believe are the true prize gained in competition.
Again congratulations on being a recipient of this outstanding award. You and a guest are invited to attend as a guest of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, and you will have the opportunity to speak two to three minutes.