On February 2, 2013 TC Entertainment will hold the first ever Sacramento Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Thunder Valley Casino Resort.
Produced as a way of acknowledging and honoring the greater Sacramento area athletes, the event will induct 5 from a list of 56 sports legends. The winners will be chosen by the public via online voting, which opened on November 20 and will close on December 20, 2012.
The list of nominees includes former NBA greats such as Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, current NFL Linebacker Lance Briggs, along with other names from a long list of sports that range from boxing to Ladies Professional Golf.
During the first week of voting over 2,100 petitions where recorded, which makes the event organizer TC Martin optimistic about the ceremonies success come February. “The response has been amazing,” states Martin during a recent interview.
As a self-described community guy, TC Martin is the first to assert his hometown pride. TC Martin has been around the sporting scene for quite some time. Since graduating from Folsom High School, Cosumnes River College, and Sacramento State with a Degree in Communications and Media he has never stopped pursuing his passion for sports entertainment and the advancement of sports in general.
He has been in Sacramento, Las Vegas, and since 2003 he has been in Green Bay, Wisconsin covering the Green Bay Packers from the National Football League. Regardless, of the geography and different job ventures, Martin continues to invest in Sacramento’ growth.
“My radio career has taken me in a few different directions, but Sac has always been my home,” he proudly states. With this mentality, TC Martin’ Entertainment company and his business group are seeking to recognize not only the athletes from Sacramento but to establish a level of pride within the community. He is seeking to accomplish this by actively involving the athletes on the list and all of the diverse sporting members from the Sacramento region as well.
“When I approached some of the guys in the beginning like Dusty Baker [Major League Baseball Manager], boxer Tony Lopez, and Greg Vaughn [MLB]….these guys all said, man what a great idea, we are behind you 100%.”
He added, “The whole idea is to make this event community driven. I can have the vision to do this event but I need other people to be involved. The media and the athletes have to be behind it as well too. By no means is this a one-man show.”
By collaborating with all these entities Martin is adamant about the importance of an event such as this one.
“The emphasis is to honor our great local athletes who where not just big stars, but that excelled at the collegiate level, Olympic level, and professional level. They had to excel at all levels with longevity.”
Aside from his commitment to sports broadcasting, TC Martin remains loyal to the town and athletic scene that helped him reach his current stature. However, by no way is he content. He sees his project growing and expanding into different sports categories to include some historic figures that helped shaped the greater Sacramento communities.
“I am not your typical one-bio type of guy, and I appreciate the sports fans of Sac and them embracing this. We are off to a great start but we have a long way to go.”
This event is shaping up to be a real treat for all sports and non-sports lovers alike. After all how often does the public have a hall of fame induction where the people are truly the ones who decide the winners?
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Submitted by Contributing Writer, Marcos Lopez