Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame: BASHOF
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce conceived the
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame, a section 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization, in 1979. With the continuing
support of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
and the generous financial contributions of the
Bay Area business community, foundations and individuals,
BASHOF and The Youth Fund are strong and healthy--and
Two years after
the formation of BASHOF, when money was being
generated from banquet proceeds and tax-free
donations, Youth Fund grants began to flow consistently.
To date, more than $1.6 million has been awarded
to more than 350 Bay Area youth organizations.
The idea of having
an actual hall to house the Hall-of-Fame plaques
was quickly discarded. It was decided
that every dollar would go to needy kids through
The Youth Fund grant program. And so, the "Hall
Without a Hall" has been reflected in the
magnificent bronze plaques seen by millions
each year at the United Airlines terminal of
the San Francisco International Airport, at
3COM Park, Bay Meadows, Berkeley Tennis Club,
city of Livermore, Golden Gate Park, Oakland
Coliseum, Sacred Heart Preparatory, Saint Mary's
College, San Jose City College, Santa Clara
International Swim Center, San Jose State University,
San Leandro Golf Course, The Olympic Club, and
the universities of California, San Francisco,
Santa Clara and Stanford.
more information about BASHOF, please visit
our website at www.bashof.org
hosts two fund-raising events each year, an
enshrinement banquet and a golf tournament.
Each winter, four Bay Area athletes are inducted
into our hall at the enshrinement banquet. The
golf classic is held at the renowned Olympic
Club and includes a clinic by hall-of-famer
Ken Venturi. Proceeds from these special events
benefit The Youth Fund.
are available at varying levels of support for
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinee Class
of 2001 consists of:
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame's Youth Fund provides
sports- equipment grants to nonprofit organizations
and schools of the nine Bay Area counties.
Applications are available in September and
are due Jan. 31. Visit our website at
for more details and to download a grant application.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame administers two
scholarships. Junior and senior high-school
sports writers are eligible to enter the Art
Rosenbaum Sportswriting Scholarship contest.
First place is awarded $2,000, second place
$1,000 and third place $500. Entries are
due no later than April 15.
The Beau Venturi
Golf Scholarship is awarded to the San Francisco
City High School Golf Tournament male and female
winners. Ken Venturi presents the winners
with their scholarships at the annual golf tournament
us March 14 at The Westin, St. Francis for
the induction of Willie Brown, Tom Watson, Dave
Wilcox and Phil Woolpert. Visit www.bashof.org
for more information