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The Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1987 as a tribute to the men and women whose achievements in the world of sports have made Syracuse synonymous with athletic success and brought special honor to our community.


Since it's inception, the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame has honored over 241 individuals at our annual banquet. Plaques for each inductee are on permanent display at Driver's Village in Cicero.


The 35 member board are all unpaid volunteers. The modest costs (postage, supplies, etc.) and inductee awards are financed by individual donations and business sponsors.


We are always in need of funding to keep our programs, activities, and events effective and moving forward. If you operate a business in the Greater Syracuse area or one that is associated with sporting activities, a sponsor relationship with the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame would be to your benefit. To associate yourself with GSSHOF in helping us continue to give recognition and award to Syracuse area teams and athletes shed a good light on you and your business and will be rewarded with dedicated patronage many times over.


We also accept donations from individuals in any amount, no matter what your budget. We sincerely appreciate any and all support. 


If you would like to discuss an individual donation or corporate donations or sponsorships, please email Steve Helmer, GSSHOF President (




The Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame is a registered  501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization (Federal EIN # 22-2933528). Currently, all revenue comes from bequests and donations. The GSSHOF would be grateful for your pledge in any amount. We have also established funds for each individual inductee for honorariums and remembrances (see below). The deductibility of donations is subject to confirmation by the donor's tax advisor.


To Donate to the GSSHOF using PayPal click here 




Honorarium Gifts

Individuals, businesses, or organizations wishing to contribute money in honor of an inductee, whether to commemorate that person's election, a particular career achievement or as a memorial may do so by clicking here to download the donation form and mail it, along with your donation to:

                 Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame
                      Attn: Matt Jacob, Treasurer
                 16 Orangewood Drive

                 Liverpool, NY  13090


If you have additional questions, please contact  Steve Helmer, GSSHOF President (


All contributions to the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame are tax deductible to the limits allowed by the Internal Revenue Service.


Memorabilia Donations


The outstanding sports memorabilia collection at the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame has been acquired through the generosity of sports fans, researchers, teams, players and Hall of Famers. Donors are accorded special recognition and privileges. Memorabilia can be gifted to the GSSHOF or loaned. If you would like to help us document athletics in the Greater Syracuse area and preserve its heritage for future generations, please consider becoming a donor. Click here to print form to gift memorabilia to the GSSHOF. Click here to print form to loan memorabilia to the GSSHOF. Send form and memorabilia to: Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame, One Tex Simone Drive, Syracuse, NY 13208


For more information, please contact Mike Poirer, Curator, at (315) 256-6439 or via email at

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