Virginia Sports Hall of Fame
Region: Lynnhaven Corridor, Virginia Beach
The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1966 to honor those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the cause of sports in Virginia. In addition to celebrating a century of athletic excellence in the Commonwealth, the mission of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame is to serve as an educational resource for youth; and instill a value system for life centered on leadership, integrity, teamwork, discipline, and character. Designated by the State Legislature in 1996 as the Official Sports Hall of Fame of the Commonwealth, the Hall of Fame has continued to accentuate its mission by hosting special events and programming to help promote athletics in Virginia, provide sports based educational resources to Virginia’s students and teachers, and preserve this state’s sports history.
Saturday July 20th, 2019
This day belongs to Pernell “Sweet Pea Whitaker.” 2011 VA Sports Hall of Fame Inductee. The world didn’t have you long enough, but your light will shine on. RIP Champ. ... See MoreSee Less
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Tuesday July 16th, 2019
Donald from the Branch...🏉🏉🏉
Monday July 15th, 2019
Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker will always be a true Virginia sports legend. The 2011 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame inductee began boxing at the age of 9, beginning a career that saw him compete in 259 amateur and professional fights. He won 242 of those contests. He would win a gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, and would become a World Champion in 4 different weight divisions. In 2006, #SweetPea was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
The world is a bit less tough today. You will be missed Champ.
A "Sweet Pea" Whitaker exhibit is on display in Town Center of Virginia Beach along the #WalkTheHall tour. He is a part of our #NationalHallofFamers exhibit in the lobby of 249 Central Park Ave. ... See MoreSee Less
Wow! He Will Be Missed.... You Served Your Purpose While You Were Here Gud Job! Well Done Now He Has Better Plans For You 💝💝💝💝
Provided many great moments of Virginia sports legacy. RIP Sweet Pea.
This was taken right after the ceremony was over. RIP Champ!
Taught many of his family members... biological and those he just took under his wing. Met him a few times informally. What always struck me about him was his humility and gentle spirit. God bless you Champ.
You will be missed rip
I’m lost for words. This is hurtful to the soul. RIP Champ
The LEGEND will be missed Rest Easy CHAMP
This is so sad
RIP Champ condolences to the family
Good dude RIP bro
VA'S Own.. Rest in Paradise Sweet Pea...
Where is the building located for this exhibit?
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Virginia Sports Hall of Fame
249 Central Park Ave, Virginia Beach, VA, United States