2024 Tribute to Champions
Tuesday, May 14th 2024

Hosted by MC Chris Egan, King5 Sports

McGavick Conference Center - 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA

5:30 - 6:30 Non-Alcoholic Dessert Social

5:30 - 6:30 Sports Memorabilia Auction benefitting the TPC Sports Museum

6:30 - 8:00 Awards & Presentations

National Anthem


This special event recognizes those within our community who have achieved the highest levels in sports. We honor them for their positive contributions in the areas of sports, recreation and civic betterment.  Join us for a special evening as we present the Distinguished Achievement Awards and induct individuals into the Tacoma-Pierce County Sports Hall of Fame.  

Click here to purchase tickets.
Ticket prices are $29 or $290 for a table of 10 if purchased by Sunday April 21st.
Ticket prices are $35/$350 from April 22nd to May 5th.
Tickets include dessert social, video presentation and souvenir program.
Baseball—Phil Taylor • Boys & Girls Basketball—Cedric McClure • Football—Shawn Farber
Softball—Regie Johnson • Soccer—Scott Webster • Volleyball—Joe Sakaria • Wrestling—Michael Maye
The Bartelson Family (Wrestling & Soccer) - Bryan, Jennifer, Jordyn, Brooklyn and Chance
Katrina Cardinal - Peninsula High School Volleyball Coach
Duane Lee - Lincoln High School Cross Country & Track Coach
Kathy Hemion - Coach Basketball/Volleyball/Softball  - Pacific Lutheran University
Duncan Stevenson - Athletic Director - Pierce College
Hannah Pukis - Volleyball - Bellarmine Prep/Washington State University/University of Oregon
Brandon Kaylor - Wrestling - Bonney Lake High School/Oregon State University
Administrator - Ed Ploof • Boys Basketball & Tennis - Gary Wusterbarth
Football - Stafford Mays Golf - Jim Pike • Officiating - Jerry Meyerhoff
Soccer - Mary Rink • Fastpitch Softball - Margaret Heinrick (dec.) & Pat Kelly
Swimming/Diving - Kellen Harkness  • Track (Boys) - Joseph Gray
Track (Girls) - Sheila (Kaskie) Robak
Volleyball - Kylie (Marshall) Whitehill •  Wrestling - Doug Cowan
Thank you to the many well-wishers whose financial support
made this video possible:
Ben B. Cheney Foundation, Karl Benson, Marc Blau, Rocky Botts, Jim Catalinich, Butch Dunlap, Tim Evans,
Dolores Fabulich, Steve Freimuth, Jim Gallwas, Mike Hanson, Pat Kelly, Mike Kuntz, Bob Lucey, Matt McCully,
Ed Menotti, Bill Parker, Curt Peterson, Harvey Rosen, Willie Stewart, Mike Strand, Tim Templin,
Jim & Christine Thomas, Rick Walker, Mark Wells, Jan & Shirley Wolcott, Bob Young, and the
Paul Wallroff/Tacoma-Pierce County Chapter - National Football Foundation
CONTACT INFO:  Marc Blau, Chairman  mhblau@comcast.net       253-677-2872 cell
Click here to download a PDF flyer for the event which includes instructions for purchasing tickets with a check.
Prior Tribute to Champions pages
Click here to see a full list of honorees
2022 Tribute to Champions Program 2022 Tribute to Champions Video 2022 Distinguished Achievement Awards
Tacoma Pierce County
Sports Hall of Fame Recipients