I am not in any way questioning the integrity of any employees of the HOF. I have been there and thought it was a great. The HOF staff always seemed proud you were there. I stopped 2 weeks ago. Unfortunately, it isn't quite the same today.
I think you also believe the items were donated to be viewed, not hidden in a basement.
Would you donate items to be put in storage? Who will be in charge of the storage area in 2, 5, or 10 years?
I am concerned items that may have been slated to be donated for viewing will now be sold at auction and never seen again.
Big Don, Your missing Joe's point entirely. What Joe is saying is that they need to hurry and move all the HOF articles to Sparta so it can be enjoyed at our homegrounds as it has in the past. Great point & GREAT idea Joe!!!! Let's all get behind Joe and get the HOF moved to our homegrounds ASAP!!!!
The Hall of Fame is essentially a museum honoring the greats in our sport of trap shooting. Like all museums, items on display are curated and rotated in and out of displays at the curators direction, nothing new here, its common practice in every Hall of Fame and all museums, lots of stuff in the basement.
You guy's either don't get out of your zip codes much or don't pay attention to what goes on in the world you live in. If your looking for rats, look under your table not to the Hall of Fame.
And by the way why don't you make a monetary donation to help get the HOF up and running in its new location and get the stuff out of boxes, I did
I believe you are talking about land and money to put the HOF at the Cardinal Center. Land and money apparently declined by the ATA.
Although I didn't observe or hear of any animosity towards the ATA when I was at the CC, apparently there is a lot of it. Brad indicated that his Ohio shooters who hate the ATA is one of the three reasons he posts. And then there's your posts.
Given that, why on earth would anyone connected with the ATA ever consider putting anything ATA someplace where they are so hated? Or in a place where the state trapshooting association is apparently considering breaking away from the ATA and starting a new organization?
When are you folks going to realize that the Trapshooting Hall of Fame IS an entity all it's own. NOT in any way involved with the ATA membership. This organization was formed in 1969 to bring trap shooting history to the shooters. It was a group of people with a dream to keep the history out in front of the shooters...Jimmy Robinson, and Betty Ann Foxworthy come to mind as a couple of the original organizers.
The Trapshooting Hall of Fame is governed by a SEPERATE Board of Trustees not involved with the ATA....Go to the Trapshooting hall of Fame web site to view the Board of Trustees in charge.
If your post was directed at me, I am well aware that the ATA itself does not govern or control and that it is separate. However, it is the Trapshooting HOF and that is why I said "connected with the ATA." If your post was not directed at me, please disregard this one.
It only makes sense, to have the HOF either close to or on the Grand American grounds. The CC or any other Ohio trap range are regional not a national shooting venues; therefore do not have a national draw the Grand American home grounds provides to shooters throughout the nation and abroad.
And yes, I will continue my financial support ofthe HOF, Why wouldn't I