Lammi Sports Management: Statement re: Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame

Lammi Sports Management announced today that it has purchased all of
the assets for the historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame,
established in 1951. Hall of Fame inductees include Vince Lombardi,
Hank Aaron, Oscar Robertson, Barry Alvarez, Al McGuire, Bud Selig,
Junior Bridgeman, Willie Davis, Herb Kohl, Bart Starr and many other
iconic sports personalities in Wisconsin’s history. A newly created
Wisconsin Hall of Fame, LLC will manage the assets, and will feature a
board of advisors comprised of current and future Hall of Fame
inductees, Wisconsin sports executives, sports media members and
community leaders. A significant portion of the proceeds will support
community sports projects, sports development in the state of
Wisconsin and preservation of Wisconsin Hall of Fame assets.

“Lammi Sports is honored and humbled to preserve and restore this
historic Wisconsin sports property,” said Brian Lammi, Founder and CEO
of Lammi Sports Management. “We want to thank the Wisconsin Center
District and the Wisconsin Sports Development Corporation for their
faith in Lammi Sports Management to oversee this iconic trust that
salutes athletic excellence in Wisconsin. We also want to commend the
Wisconsin Sports Legacy Group for their grass roots efforts to
revitalize the Hall.”

No later than 2016, which will mark the 65th anniversary of the Hall
of Fame’s inaugural class, the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame will
feature a year-round calendar of events including the Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony at the Wisconsin Center, a Wisconsin Athletic Hall
of Fame nomination luncheon, Hall of Fame Speaker Series Breakfasts
and potentially a Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame touring Gallery

“Wisconsin is home to some of the most iconic and historic players,
coaches, and teams,” said Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. “As a proud
supporter of Wisconsin sports, I’m excited about this new chapter for
the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame and look forward to many more
years of celebrating our great sports teams.”

Several members of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame and other
Wisconsin sports icons expressed their excitement and optimism for the
future of the institution.

“Wisconsin fans are the greatest fans in the world. They are
impossible to describe. I have worked with and for Lammi sports many
times. They are a classy organization and I don’t believe we could
find a better group to be ‘Keeper of the Flame’. This important piece
of Wisconsin history should be a symbol of excellence for generations
to come.”
– Jerry Kramer

“As a Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame member, I am glad to hear that
the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame will continue for many years to
– Junior Bridgeman

“Wisconsin has a rich athletic history that spans the entire state,
which has included Milwaukee- based teams and athletes. Given our deep
athletic roots, I’m glad to hear that the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of
Fame is going to be revitalized in Milwaukee and remain part of our
city and state’s sports culture.”
– Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett

“Congratulations to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame on its
re-launch, I know you will be in good hands with Lammi Sports.”

Jordy Nelson

“I’ll forever remember the excitement of becoming a member of the
Wisconsin Hall of Fame, it gives me great joy to hear that Lammi
Sports is bringing it back. Brian and his team do amazing work – I
look forward to attending the next dinner.”
– Bonnie Blair

“Being ingrained in Wisconsin, I am excited to hear that the Hall of
Fame will be returning to prominence. I know firsthand that with Lammi
Sports, the right leadership will be in place!”
– Donald Driver

“I am excited to hear that the Wisconsin Hall of Fame will be coming
back to prominence. As a long-time supporter of sports in Green Bay, I
am also glad to hear that a future Hall of Fame event will be coming
to Green Bay.”
– Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt

“As a Wisconsin Hall of Fame member and someone who played my entire
career in Wisconsin, I think it’s great to hear that the Wisconsin
Hall of Fame is coming back and will continue for years and years.”

Robin Yount

“I have known “B” since shortly after winning the Heisman Trophy, and
I know that he and his team will make sure that the Hall of Fame is
top of the line.”
– Ron Dayne

“After growing up in Wisconsin and playing my entire career for the
Brewers, being inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame was a
real honor – I think it’s great that it is coming back.”
– Jim Gantner

“Along with winning the NBA Championship for Milwaukee in 1971, being
inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame was one of the true
highlights of my basketball career – I am thrilled to hear it is
coming back after the long absence.”
– Jon McGlocklin