The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame has partnered with the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation. This venture will see the Hall rebranded as the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Tennessee Lottery.
“We couldn’t be happier to partner with the Tennessee Lottery as we continue to tell the history of sports in the state of Tennessee,” says Brad Willis, Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame executive director. “Our mission is built around teaching the lessons learned from sports to the next generation, and the Tennessee Lottery helps us do that, while continuing to provide funds of over $6 Billion to date to Tennessee-based education programs.”
Visitors can explore displays on College Football, College Basketball, Tennessee Olympians, Auto Racing, and more, while also learning about individuals like Peyton Manning, Wilma Rudolph, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Pat Summitt, and others. Additionally, visitors can see new memorabilia from the Class of 2020 and many others who have impacted the history of sports in Tennessee.
“The partnership between the Lottery and the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame is a natural fit, presenting a fantastic new way to engage with players and fans in Tennessee,” says Lottery President and CEO Rebecca Paul Hargrove. “We are thrilled to be a part of bringing Tennessee sports history alive, and we want to thank Brad and everyone at the Hall of Fame for this opportunity.”
The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, Sponsored by the Tennessee Lottery, located inside Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville, is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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