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    December 3, 2014

    WATCH VIDEO: Todd MacCulloch Officially Enshrined into Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

    The past Saturday saw the official induction of Todd MacCulloch into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.  Todd joined 7 other individuals and one team who were honoured as the Class of 2014.  Todd is also a member of the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame and the Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association Hall of Fame.

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    Todd is a graduate of Shaftesbury High School where he led the Titans to two consecutive MHSAA provincial championships in 1993 and 1994. He played his university basketball at the University of Washington. In his final two years, he was an All Pac-10 First-Team selection. He also led all NCAA Division 1 schools in field-goal percentage in his final three years, only the second player ever to accomplish this feat. In the 1999 NBA draft, he was selected by the Philadelphia ‘76ers in the 2nd round (47th overall). He played four seasons in the NBA, with the 76ers and New Jersey Nets before being forced to retire prematurely because of a neuromuscular disorder that affected his feet. During his playing career, Todd played for the Canadian National team 93 times, most notably at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.


    Those inducted included:
    • Ron Brown, Racquetball, Builder
    • Wanda Guenette, Volleyball, Athlete
    • Lorie Henderson, Artistic Gymnastics, Builder
    • Al Kinley, Baseball/Football, Builder
    • Connie Laliberte, Curling, Athlete
    • Todd MacCulloch, Basketball, Athlete
    • Keith McLennan, Lacrosse, Athlete
    • Heather (Newsham) Ruby, Softball, Athlete
    • 1988 Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Football, Team

    Todd making it easier for his high school coach,
    Richard Gooch, to present the medal

    Todd with the other inductees

    "These recipients join an exclusive group of Manitoba's finest in sport," said Susan Nemec, President of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame's Board of Directors. "These eight individuals and the Bomber team have made their mark on Manitoba's sport history. Combined with those we honoured this past May at our Regional Induction in Selkirk, 2014 is an exceptional slate."

    "The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame inductions are an important celebration for amateur sport in our province" says Jeff Hnatiuk, President and CEO, Sport Manitoba. "Tonight's inductees provide inspiration to Manitoba athletes, coaches and volunteers to dream big, realize their potential, and to not be afraid to take on the world."

















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    The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame's mandate is to preserve, celebrate and showcase the history and heritage of sport excellence and achievement in Manitoba. The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame has inducted close to 400 individual members and over 80 teams since it was established in 1980.

    Sport Manitoba is a not-for-profit organization and the lead planning, programming, and funding agency for the development of amateur sport in Manitoba. Located in the Sport for Life Centre, Sport Manitoba partners with over 100 organizations to deliver sport in our province and is responsible for programs including the Power Smart Manitoba Games, Coaching Manitoba, Team Manitoba, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, Fit Kids Healthy Kids, and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Medicine Centre, Sport Performance Centre, and the Paul Robson Resource Centre for Leadership and Coaching.

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    For more information contact:

    Rick Brownlee
    Sport Heritage Manager
    Sport Manitoba
    w. 204-925-5736
    c. 204-612-7272
    halloffame@sportmanitoba.ca

    Or

    Tara Skibo
    Communications/Public Relations Officer
    Sport Manitoba
    w. 925-5735
    c. 781-6782
    tara.skibo@sportmanitoba.ca
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