Harold Gould, Philadelphia Stars baseball legend, will be honored on Friday, Nov. 11 at the Centerton Country Club in Pittsgrove, N.J. at an event titled “Grand Slam for A Hometown Hero,” which is a fundraiser for the Bridgeton Police Athletic League. This is an opportunity for fans to support Gould; he and Mahlon Ducket, are the only living members of the Philadelphia Stars from the Negro League. The event begins at 6 p.m. For more information, call (856) 451-6653.
Davis fund will recognize Buddy Ryan
The Otho Davis Scholarship Foundation will hold its 13th annual scholarship dinner Nov. 8 at the Sheraton Society Hill, Second and Walnut streets.. The event will honor former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Buddy Ryan. This is the 25th anniversary of Ryan’s coming to Philadelphia to coach the Eagles. More than 40 players who played for him during his years with the Eagles have been invited, such as Seth Joyner, Keith Jackson, Mike Quick, Eric Allen, Clyde Simmons and Keith Byars. Invitations have also been extended to former NFL coaches Mike Ditka and Dick Vermeil.
Phila. Sports Hall inducts new class
The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame will hold its eighth induction ceremony on Nov. 10 at the Sheraton Society Hill, Second and Walnut streets. The event will recognize some major Philadelphia sports people.
The induction class includes: Bill Bergey, Biz Mackey, Curt Simmons, Dawn Staley, Ed and Steve Sabol, Jimmy Dykes, Joe McCarthy, Moses Malone, Mark Howe, Ora Washington, Ted Meredith, Wilbert Montgomery, Speedy Morris, Al Meltzer and the Penn Relays (special enshrinement).
For more information, go to http://www.phillyhall.org.