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2nd Largest Gift in HOF history creates “Gifts of the Game” Scholarship Program

September 24, 2018

(NEW CASTLE) – The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame announces the creation of their “Gifts of the Game” scholarship program to recognize Indiana high school seniors who have been involved with Indiana high school basketball and are pursuing a post-secondary education in the state.

Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, two girls and two boys at Indiana high schools will receive a four-year renewable college scholarship worth up to $4,000 each.

The program is made possible by the gift of a Hall of Fame inductee and former officer of the organization for the purpose of a Hall of Fame scholarship program.  It is the 2nd largest individual gift received in the organization’s 56-year history and has been augmented by additional Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame funds.

Gifts of the Game scholarships will seek to recognize high school seniors who have been involved in Indiana high school basketball as a player, manager, statistician, student trainer, or other similar role with consideration given to their scholarship, leadership, and extra-curricular activities. 

Through an internal process, the Hall of Fame will identify the schools each year that are selected to award one of the scholarships to their most qualified and deserving student.

The name “Gifts of the Game” is a nod to both the financial gift Indiana high school seniors will be receiving, as well as the benefits basketball has played in the lives of those associated with the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and this program.

The scholarship fund is open to further contributions to increase the amount and number of scholarships given.  Interested donors may contact Chris May, Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame executive director at or (765) 529-1891 for more information or checks may be sent to Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, One Hall of Fame Court, New Castle, IN 47362 with an appropriate note in the memo line.