Chartered in 1967, the Capital Area Chapter is one of 30 community-based chapters of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

Geographically, our chapter encompasses Harrisburg and its east shore.

The purpose of the Chapter is to recognize athletes, coaches and administrators who have brought lasting fame and recognition to the Greater Harrisburg area.

Beginning with its inaugural Class of Hall of Famers in 1967, the Chapter has immortalized 410 men and women for their accomplishments in sports.

CAC CLASS OF 2018 GROUP PHOTO A croppedThe Class of 2018 — the Chapter’s 52nd annual class — featured:
Jim Anderson, football
Dave Bitting, coaching
Earl Bright III, meritorious, wrestling
Debbie Eckroth, golf
Rod Frisco, sports writer
Dennis Green, deceased, football
Michael Horrocks, deceased, football
Laurel Hersehy Martin, field hockey
Randy Umberger, coaching

Click here for more information on our newest Class of Hall of Famers.

Chapter membership is open to all. With more than 450 members, the Capital Area Chapter is the largest of the state’s 30 chapters.

New life memberships are now available, too.

Membership meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, except for July and December, at Post 730 of the Penbrook American Legion, 3813 Walnut St., Harrisburg, Pa. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, November’s meeting in 2018 will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
CIVIL WAR reenactors

Our next dinner: Wednesday, Aug.22. Our guest speaker will be Chapter Hall of Famer and Civil War re-enactor Bob Watson.

Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner following at 7. Deadline to make reservations is 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18.

Click HERE for a list of our of speakers for 2018.



With the generous support of Highmark Blue Shield, the Chapter now annually awards $3,000 in college scholarships to local high school boys and girls senior student-athletes.

This year’s scholarship winners are Destiny Mangus-Velez of Harrisburg’s SciTech High; Ella J. Starr of Halifax Area High School and Connor Dietrich of Upper Dauphin Area High School.

Please check out the links at the top of this page to find out more about the Chapter’s Hall of Famers from 1967 through the Class of 2017, as well as our Chapter officers, our Facebook page and, of course, our ever-growing photo gallery.

ROBINSON FRANK reading newspaper

Our June-July newsletter is now available. Just click here for all of the details.

We also have an archive of our monthly newsletters, just in case you missed one over the last couple of years.

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