Chambersburg Area Senior High School has had a rich and storied history in athletics, from nine PIAA state championship teams to individual state champions, to teams and players who are considered local legends. One thing has been missing from that history, however – an official recognition for all of those achievements.
That situation will be rectified in September of 2024, when the Chambersburg Athletics Hall of Fame will be launched with a weekend of events, in which the first class of inductees will be honored.
Corey Dayley, the chairman of the Hall of Fame committee, said, “We had multiple contacts made from people in the community, that basically asked why we didn’t have a Hall of Fame. And we agreed that it was sort of a disservice to the athletes from the past.“I think once we get this thing going, there will be a lot of support from the community, and it will be a success.”
Inductees to the Hall of Fame will include athletes, teams, coaches and contributors.
Nominations will be generated from the community by submitting information either online or by a written form, then a Hall of Fame voting committee will narrow down the list and make the final vote each year.
Dayley, who is the assistant athletic director at CASHS, is the chairman of the executive committee, which also includes Gary Carter (vice chairman), Eric Walker (president of the Chambersburg Area Sports Boosters), Cindy Myers (secretary), Stacy Patterson (treasurer) and Shawn Kimple (athletic director).
Also included in the work of the Hall of Fame are a three-person auxiliary committee and the voting committee of nine members. The Hall of Fame is a joint venture of the Chambersburg Area School District, the CASHS athletic department and the Chambersburg Area Sports Boosters.
Walker said, “We had seen how other schools in the area were starting up Halls of Fame and we felt it was something we need to replicate. Jeremy (Flores, former athletic director) and I started kicking around the idea, but it kind of stalled out between COVID and the transition of ADs.”
The festivities in September of 2024 will include a social event at a home Trojan football game on Friday night, introduction of the first class of the Hall of Fame to the crowd, and a banquet for honorees, guests and the public on Saturday evening.
The Hall of Fame committees will begin a fundraising campaign this month to prepare for next year’s event. The banquet will be a large expense and a permanent Hall of Fame display will also require significant funding.
Any additional funds received after expenses will be designated toward scholarships for Chambersburg student/athletes through the CASD Foundation.
“We did receive some seed money from WellSpan, and that will help us get this started,” Walker said. “I’m really keen on people in the community wanting to help on this.”
Dayley said, “A fundraising plan has been created to help cover the expenses for the creation of the Hall of Fame and its sustainability.”
Donations can be made in two forms: a check payable to the Chambersburg Area Sports Boosters, c/o The Chambersburg Athletic Hall of Fame (sent to the CASHS Athletic Department, 511 South Sixth St., Chambersburg, PA 17201); or through PayPal:
For more information, contact Dayley at email@example.com.
CASB Hall of Fame is a 501c3 charity, registered PA nonprofit, and all donations are tax deductible gifts.
The Hall of Fame display is expected to be placed on the wall in the lobby of CASHS Field House that is opposite the entry doors. Currently, the hallway in the field house holds trophies, photos and memorabilia for Trojan achievements.
The nomination process is expected to begin this fall. More details and instructions on how to nominate an athlete will be available then.