October 18, 2023    
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


University Plaza Convention Center
333 John Q. Hammons Parkway, Springfield, MO, 65806

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Join us for the Fall Sports Luncheon presented by Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company.

WHEN: 11 AM, Wednesday, October 18

WHERE: University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, Springfield


Clay Harbor — Missouri State/Philadelphia Eagles

Seth Wand — Springfield Catholic HS/Northwest Missouri State/NFL

Bob Beatty — Football Coach

Rhonda (Blades) Brown — Parkview High School/Vanderbilt University/WNBA

Terry Higgins — Carl Junction High School Public Address Announcer

1992 Missouri Southern State University National Championship Softball Team;

2004-2006 Era of Raymore-Peculiar High School Football

1993-1997 Era of Wheaton High School Softball 

1993-1995 Era of Kickapoo High School Boys Cross Country

Elite 11 Awards (former high school, college and/or professional football players who made positive contributions to the game): They are: Chris Bodoin – Hillcrest High School/Evangel University, Atiba Bradley – Joplin High School/Missouri Southern State University, Tyler Curts – Skyline High School/Southwest Baptist University, Malachi Daniels – Branson High School/Missouri Valley College, Dr. Van Darkow – Rock Bridge High School/University of Missouri, Brandon Gutshall – Platte County High School/Truman State University, Jared Helming – Kickapoo High School/University of Nebraska, Ryan Helming – Kickapoo High School/University of Northern Iowa, Samuel Morton – Strafford High School/Evangel University, Jeff Shore – Camdenton High School/University of Arkansas/Missouri State University, and Bruce Stancell – McDonald County High School/Pittsburg State University.

SPONSORSHIP TABLES OF EIGHT: $450 and features recognition in the printed program and at the table.

HEAD TABLE TICKET: $100 and includes the same perks.

INDIVIDUAL TICKET: $60, or $70 at the door

PHONE: Numerous sponsorships are available, including associate sponsorships and congratulatory ads. The ceremony supports the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit. Call 417-889-3100 for more information or to secure tickets.