(NEW CASTLE) – The 22nd Ameriana Hall of Fame Golf Classic, benefitting the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, was held Monday, July 23 at Pebble Brook Golf Club in Noblesville.
Featuring 30 teams and nearly 200 participants, the event raised $25,932.90 for the New Castle-based Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
Nearly 30 Hall of Fame inductees were among the field and the dinner speaker was 1996 Hall of Fame inductee Steve Downing, of Indianapolis Washington H.S. and Indiana University fame.
Other teams or individuals represented past or present players and coaches from Indiana University, Purdue University, Butler University, IUPUI, Marian University DePauw University, and Wabash College, among other organizations.
The New Castle-based team of Hayes Copenhaver Crider Harvey attorneys at law, including Scott Hayes, Garry Chamberlain, Matt Huffman, Lance Scholl, Ken Langston and 1946 Indiana Mr. Basketball, -Jumpin- Johnny Wilson finished as the first-place team in the event. The team entered by Ameriana Bank placed third on the South Course.
With Ameriana Bank-s continuous sponsorship, the outing has raised over $469,000 for the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. Proceeds are used to fund operation of the 14,000 square foot museum in New Castle.
The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame is in its 51st year of existence and has been based from their current facility on Trojan Lane since June 1990.
Title sponsor Ameriana Bank is a community bank which began operations in New Castle, Indiana in 1890. Ameriana has grown and while they now offer a full range of banking products, they are still, at heart, a community bank. Ameriana is conveniently located in 12 communities throughout Central Indiana, including banking centers in Fishers, McCordsville, West Carmel, Westfield and Avon.
Their name, Ameriana, is a constant reminder to all of us to strive to combine the ideals that make “America” great, while remaining grounded in the Midwestern values that make “Indiana” special. And as a community bank they have always believed that helping the people and businesses in the towns where they are located is the best investment they can make.