2023 Tribute to Champions
Tuesday, May 16th 2023

Hosted by MC Tony Ventrella, former King5 Sports Director

McGavick Conference Center - 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA

5:30 - 6:30 Non-Alcoholic Dessert Social

5:30 - 6:30 Sports Memorabilia Auction benefitting the TPC Sports Museum

6:30 - 8:00 Awards & Presentations

Jimmie Herrod - National Anthem

Mt. Tahoma High School grad & 2021 America's Got Talent finalist


This special event recognizes those within our community who have achieved the highest levels in sports. We honor them for their positive contributions in the areas of sports, recreation and civic betterment.  Join us for a special evening as we present the Distinguished Achievement Awards and induct individuals into the Tacoma-Pierce County Sports Hall of Fame.  

Click here to purchase tickets.
Ticket prices are $27or $270 for a table of 10 if purchased by Sat., May 1st.
Ticket prices are $35/$350 if purchased from May 2nd-8th.
Tickets include dessert social, video presentation and souvenir program.
Discount tickets available for TAC and Sports Museum members—Use code TTC22 when purchasing tickets and save $5 each. 
Joe Stortini—2022 Recipient
Baseball—Bob Matekel • Boys & Girls Basketball—Drew McDougall • Football—Keith MacFie
• Softball—Mike Partlow • Soccer—Cal Lovering • Volleyball—Nadia Tialavea • Wrestling—John Rivers
The Stueckle Family—Dan, Heather, Kayla, Kimmie, Karlee and Kyle
Dave Miller—Lakes High School Football Coach
Michelle Pielak—Curtis High School Girls Cross Country Coach
Phyllis Templin—Athletic Director (Ret.)–Tacoma Community College
Jan Wolcott—Director (Ret.)–Pierce County Parks & Recreation Department
Brynna Maxwell—Basketball-Gig Harbor High School/Gonzaga University
Emeka Egbuka—Football-Steilacoom High School/Ohio State University
Tom Labriola
Administrator—Dick Berg • Girls Basketball—Julie (Butler) Hiles and Willette White
Boys Basketball—Warren Moyles • Crew/Rowing:—Adrienne Martelli
Football—Lewis Bush (deceased) and Jermaine Kearse • Soccer—Tally Hall
Track—Andrea (Geubelle) Norris and Steve Slavens • Wrestling—Chris Wolfe
Coaches—Rod Iverson (Boys Basketball) • Officials—Mike Burton (Football)
CONTACT INFO:  Marc Blau, Chairman  mhblau@comcast.net       253-677-2872 cell
Click here to download a PDF flyer for the event which includes instructions for purchasing tickets with a check.

Prior Tribute to Champions pages
Click here to see a full list of honorees
2022 Tribute to Champions Program 2022 Tribute to Champions Video 2022 Distinguished Achievement Awards
Tacoma Pierce County
Sports Hall of Fame Recipients