The Parks and Recreation Department is encouraging the community to nominate exceptional local athletes for the Athletic Achievement Recognition Wall of Fame. The program honors athletic accomplishments by individual athletes or sports teams in Yorba Linda as well as outstanding contributions by athletic organizations serving Yorba Linda.
Online nomination forms can be completed on the Wall of Fame page of the City website or individuals may pick up a nomination form at any City facility. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, March 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. to the Thomas Lasorda Jr. Field House.
Athletic accomplishments must have been completed prior to the submittal deadline. Individual nominees must have lived in Yorba Linda for at least three (3) years during their athletic career and must have been a positive role model in the community. Individual nominations can be submitted when the individual’s athletic body of work is complete. Youth and adult team nominations will be considered if the membership of the team is comprised of at least sixty percent (60%) Yorba Linda residents, and represents the PYLUSD or a private school in Yorba Linda, a local non-profit youth sports organization classified as Group B or C in the Guidelines for Use of Outdoor Athletic Facilities, or other verifiable and credible athletic organizations or schools serving Yorba Linda. The selection committee has the authority to consider other teams or individuals if special conditions warrant deviation from the nomination criteria.
Since 1999, the City of Yorba Linda has honored the selected athletes by conducting an induction ceremony and reception at the Athletic Achievement Recognition Wall of Fame, located at the Thomas Lasorda Jr. Field House. This year’s the induction ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Potential Wall of Fame Inductees that are unable to attend the induction ceremony on June 8 are encouraged to apply in future years.
A list of previous recipients is available on the Wall of Fame page of the City website. For additional information, please call 714-961-7194.