Tickets and tables remain available for the Enshrinement in Cape Girardeau, set for a noon reception and 1 p.m. luncheon and ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Show Me Center. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Hall of Fame at 417-889-3100, or at four First State Community Bank locations. Those locations are at 201 N. Main in Sikeston; 2527 William St. and 1602 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau; and 320 W. Main St. in Jackson.
The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame is honoring longtime Three Rivers College basketball coach Gene Bess as a Missouri Sports Legend and inducting 10 individuals, two teams and three programs, plus recognizing Poplar Bluff’s Joe Scott with the President’s Award. Associate sponsors are The Scott Law Group, LLC, as well as the legendary Cookson Family and the First State Community Bank. An individual ticket is $125. A table of eight is $1,250 and includes an autographed print of Coach Bess, an autographed print of the induction class as well as sponsorship recognition at the table and in the printed program.
The inductees are Blake DeWitt (Sikeston/Dodgers/Cubs/Braves), James Wilder (Sikeston/Mizzou/Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Mark Littell (Gideon/Royals/Cardinals), Eddie Moss (Poplar Bluff/Southeast Missouri State/St. Louis Football Cardinals), Dr. Rick Wright (Sikeston/Mizzou/St. Louis Blues), track standout Miles Smith (St. Louis/Southeast Missouri State), high school basketball coach Lennies McFerren (Charleston/New Madrid), softball coach Lana Richmond (Southeast Missouri State), soccer/basketball coach Brad Wittenborn (Notre Dame High School) and high school football coach Bob Stolzer (Ste. Genevieve).
The Hall of Fame also will induct the Capahas baseball program (Cape Girardeau), the Scott County Central High School boys and girls basketball programs (Sikeston), the Valle Catholic High School football program (Ste. Genevieve), and the 1979 and 1992 Three Rivers Community College men’s basketball teams (Poplar Bluff) that won NJCAA national championships.