The South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame’s Class of 2011 was named earlier this spring, and four honorary contributors have been added to the list. USC baseball coach Ray Tanner, former Citadel AD Les Robinson, the Shrine Centers of the Carolinas, and sports columnist Ron Morris of The State comprise the group.
Ray Tanner will be awarded the inaugural Willie Jeffries Ambassador Award. Les Robinson will receive the annual Bobby Richardson Sportsmanship Award. The Shrine Centers of the Carolinas will be honored with the Felix Doc Blanchard Service to Sports Award and Morris will be recognized with the inaugural Herman Helms Media Excellence Award.
These honorary members will be recognized with the new inductees of the Hall of Fame during the 51st annual banquet scheduled for Monday, May 23. The event will take place at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.