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Pasadena ISD Athletics Hall of Fame banquet sold out

Pasadena ISD Athletics Hall of Fame banquet sold out
Posted on 03/25/2019
Pasadena ISD Athletics Hall of Fame banquet sold out

All tickets for the April 13 Pasadena ISD Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Banquet are now sold out.

Each year, the event attracts nearly 400 guests, with this year’s seating maxed out at 450. Attendees will include current and former Hall of Fame inductees, community partners, student athletes, Board members and district administrators, along with the guest speaker, Tony Fitzpatrick, former Houston Gamblers defensive lineman.

The banquet will honor the 1958 Pasadena High School football team, the only Eagle squad to compete in the state championship game, and six individuals, including:

• Paul Ratliff/Pasadena HS/Class of 1962 – Former Minnesota Twins Baseball Player

• Wayne Adams/South Houston/Class of 1967 – All-District, All-Greater Houston and All-State Football and Track standout

• Don Key/Pasadena HS/Class of 1978 – Key signed with the University of Oklahoma and quickly became a standout during the Coach Barry Switzer era (a legend in college football). The Don Key award is named after the former athlete.

• Karima Christmas-Kelly/Dobie HS/Class of 2007 – WNBA starting forward and double-digit scorer for the Dallas Wings/ Blue Devils of Duke University

• James “Jimmy” McNeil (deceased)/Pasadena HS/Class of 1947/Head Football Coach at Sam Rayburn – Lamar University Cardinals Football Standout/Little All-American/First Head Athletics Director and Coach (1963)

• Bill Newcomb/Pasadena HS/Class 1956 – Head Football Coach and campus athletics Director at South Houston HS/ Pasadena ISD Athletics Director (1995) /Fullback and Linebacker at Baylor University

For more information, please visit the Athletics Hall of Fame webpage.