Thank you for attending the 40th Annual BASHOF Enshrinement Banquet!

Our Mission:

To enshrine the great athletes of the Bay Area and to help kids play sports.

The Bay Area Sport Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that began in 1979 with the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s Sports Committee and Lou Spadia, former president of the San Francisco 49ers. Spadia had long dreamed of a Hall of Fame to honor the Bay Area’s athletic legends. Along with Chamber President Bill Dauer, Spadia founded the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame, and began a multiple-decade success story.
Now celebrating 38 years of enshrining the great athletes of the Bay Area and Helping Kids Play Sports. The growth of our organization is the result of the generosity of our donors and volunteers. There would be no Hall of Fame, no Youth Fund, no grants of sports equipment and no awards – if not for the financial contributions and the commitment of time to help our youth pursue their dreams to play sports!

2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

Tara VanDerveer

Tara VanDerveer

The consummate teacher, yet always a student of the game, Tara VanDerveer has amassed one of the greatest careers in the history of college athletics. One of a handful of NCAA basketball coaches with more than 1,000 career wins, the legendary Stanford women’s...
Keena Turner

Keena Turner

Keena Turner exemplified the 49ers’ dominance in the National Football League throughout the 1980s. He was a versatile, game-changing linebacker throughout his 11-year professional career. His impact was also felt off the field with the integrity, class and commitment...
Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd

Forged under the fiery tough-love tutelage of local point guard legend Gary Payton, Jason Kidd’s hall of fame basketball career began in Oakland under perhaps more scrutiny than any other prep star had ever seen up to that point. In the late eighties and early...
Brad Gilbert

Brad Gilbert

Brad Gilbert’s wide-ranging success is unique in the history of tennis: Top 10 ATP player including a career high #4 ranking; elite coach of grand slam champions; author of the international best-seller Winning Ugly; and popular commentator on ESPN. In 1994 Gilbert...
Dave Dravecky

Dave Dravecky

Dave Dravecky’s ultimate victory transcended all others, for it was a triumph of heart. During 1988, his seventh big league season, Dravecky learned that he had a Desmoid tumor in his left arm, requiring surgical removal of half of the deltoid muscle. Dravecky resumed...

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