Consultant hired to help develop new sports hall of fame.

March 2, 2016

sports centerLUDINGTON — The Mason County Sports Hall of Fame board of directors has hired a consulting firm to help with the next stages in the creation of a new home for the hall of fame, which will be located at 130 E. Ludington Avenue; the former bank building on the southwest corner of Ludington Avenue and Harrison Street is now known as the Sports Center.

HealyKohler Design, has been hired to provide guidance in planning, exhibition design, budget development, funding, and marketing.

Terence Healy, Principal of HealyKohler Design, will lead the project.  His resume includes many sports oriented projects including the National Baseball Hall of Fame and several state Sports Hall of Fame and Museums.  He has received the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Presidential Award and other recognition awards for the American Institute of Graphic Artists.

“We know how important the visitor experience is for the success of the Sports Center, and Mr. Healy and his team have the credentials to help us create a very special attraction,” said Vic Burwell, President of the MCSHF. “The Sports Center will focus on the important role that sports plays in our lives.  We will have fun, interactive exhibits, and we plan to tell the personal stories of athletes who have experienced the thrill of victory and/or the agony of defeat. These powerful stories contain lessons for life that we hope will educate, inspire and motivate everyone who visits the Sports Center.”

Burwell said Healy visited Ludington and met with MCSHF leadership to gain a better understanding of the concept and the group’s expectations for the Sports Center.  

“I am excited about the powerful theme of personal sports stories and life’s lessons,” Healy said. “We are looking forward to the creation of a truly memorable visitor experience that will add to the Ludington area’s identity as a great place to live and visit.”

The Mason County Sports hall of Fame is currently located at Historic White Pine Village but will be relocated to a special area in the new Sports Center dedicated to remembering the achievements and stories of Mason County Athletics.


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