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Ron Foxcroft Inducted into Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame


For Immediate Release

HAMILTON, ONTARIO (May 31, 2011) — On May 17, 2011 Ron Foxcroft was announced as the second referee to be inducted into the Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame. Foxcroft was amongst the second group of individuals chosen including local legends Pat Quinn, Dave Andreychuk, Cecelia Carter Smith and Garney Henley. They join some of last year's inaugural inductees which include retired NHL referee Bill Friday, David Braley and the 1967 Hamilton Tiger Cats.

Foxcroft, who is known for being a major local community sports activist, joins the exclusive group for good reason. He was NCAA's first Canadian Basketball referee, and has refereed in more than 30 countries over 35 years. He is the inventor of the Fox 40 Pealess Whistle and was recently named one of 52 most influential referees in North American History by Referee Magazine.

Foxcroft and the new class will be formally inducted on September 27th at Carmen's Banquet Center by Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame chairman Brian Lewis. Lewis promises that his committee will have a "major announcement" about the decided location for the Hamilton Hall of Fame at this time.

For more information, contact:

Juliana Child
Fox 40 International Inc.
340 Grays Road
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8E 2Z2
Phone: 905-561-4040 x336
Fax: 905-578-5646


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