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Michigan Jewish Sports Hall lists
November inductees, honorees.
For a Limited
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Special to The Jewish News
eonard Alkon, Ben Bayer,
Don Shane and Denise Thal
will be inducted into the
Michigan Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
during the 24th annual dinner Nov.
3 at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in
Alkon was a track star at Detroit
Northern High School and the
University of Michigan. Bayer was
a basketball standout at Detroit
Northern and Michigan State Normal
(now Eastern Michigan University.)
Shane is the sports director at WXYZ-
TV Channel 7. Thal, a former state ten-
nis champion and Rhodes Scholar, is
vice president for business affairs and
CFO at the Henry Ford in Dearborn.
Michigan Jewish Sports
Foundation Executive Director
Too Much Manny
Laura Stern also announced that
Manny Hauer has to be the oldest
ex-Detroit Red Wings captain Steve
Olympic gold medal winner of 2008.
Yzerman will be presented the Alvin The 97-year-old West Bloomfield resi-
Foon Humanitarian Award at the
dent won the 1500-meter racewalk in
dinner, and Willie O'Ree will receive
his age division at the Michigan Senior
the Book of Life Award.
Olympics in Rochester.
O'Ree was the NHL's first black
Hauer has been participating in the
player. He celebrated the 50th anni-
Senior Olympics for 25 years. In 1999, he
versary of the accomplishment Jan.
won a gold medal at the National Senior
8. The only previous recipient of the
Olympics in Florida.
Book of Life Award was Muhammad
Visitors to the Jewish Community
All in 2002.
Center in West Bloomfield often see
The Jewish News High School
Hauer training there when the weather
Athletes of the Year and Bill Hertz
permits. Hauer lives at the nearby Meer
Memorial Scholarship winners also
Jewish Apartments with his wife Helen.
will be honored Nov. 3. The Athletes
of the Year are Matthew Broder and
Danielle Dulberg; the scholarship
• Tennis player Eli Sherizen of
winners are Dustin Goldenberg and
Huntington Woods won a silver
medal in the ages 13-14 boys recre-
The evening will begin at 6 p.m.
ational division at the JCC Maccabi
with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a
sports memorabilia auction. A kosher
• Detroit Pistons and Detroit
dinner and award ceremonies will be
Shock owner Bill Davidson was
from 7:30-9 p.m.
inducted into the Basketball Hall
Dinner co-chairs are Howard
of Fame during ceremonies in
Gourwitz and Daniel Passman. For
more information and to purchase
"I'm honored, but I just hope poli-
tickets, call Stern at (248) 872 3737.
tics didn't get me in," the unassuming
The Hall of Fame inductees, athletes Davidson, 85, told the Associated Press.
of the year and Hertz Scholarship win-
Politics had nothing to do with
ners will be profiled in future Jewish
News sports columns.
Hall Of Famers on page B37
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