Community initiatives: Hall of Fame sprinting toward Castle Museum

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July 3, 2013


Saginaw County Sports Hall of Fame future location renovations at the Castle Museum of Saginaw County

Renovations are underway in a room on the main floor at the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History where the Saginaw County Sports Hall of Fame will relocate in Fall 2013.

In 2012, the Saginaw Community Foundation supported many initiatives across the county. Here is a glimpse at one.


The Saginaw County Sports Hall of Fame is making the play of a lifetime by creating a new home inside the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History in downtown Saginaw.


“Our goal is to create a living memorial to Saginaw County’s greatest athletes, coaches, teams and contributors — one that is accessible to our entire community,” says Jack Tany, president and a Hall of Fame founder.

The group is currently renovating a portion of the Castle Museum — 1,500 square feet on the main floor — and hopes to move from its current location at Saginaw Valley State University in the fall of 2013.

The Hall of Fame committee’s original goal was to raise $250,000 for the renovation, local sports memorabilia displays and multimedia technology. The Saginaw Community Foundation was among the first to contribute with a $5,000 grant. Thanks to in-kind grants from the community, the goal has been lowered to $155,000.

“The foundation also is managing our fund and the incoming donations,” says Tany. “The Saginaw Community Foundation’s guidance and help gives our organization the flexibility to concentrate on raising the funds. Their professionalism also legitimizes everything we do.”

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