Posted on Aug 30, 2021

Newark Catholic Announces 2020 Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony

The Newark Catholic Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce the names of those individuals who will be inducted and honored at the 2020 Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony held at Newark Catholic High School on Saturday, October 16, 2021. The evening will begin at 5:00 pm with a social hour, dinner will be served at 6 pm and the Induction Ceremony will follow.


The 2020 Class of honorees to be inducted are George Biddle, Jr. (‘03), Jill Blacksten (‘15), John Callahan (St Francis 1957), John Cannizzaro (‘70), Mark Elwell (‘08), and Wes Poth.


In addition, Thom McManus (‘76), Frank Murphy (St. Francis 1954), and John Olinger will be honored by receiving the Hall of Fame Award of Merit.


Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased at the high school or by calling Nancy Bourne at 740.344.3594, ext. 231 or emailing Nancy at


Event corporate or personal sponsorships are available for $100. Please contact Nancy Bourne if interested.


The honorees will also be introduced at halftime of the Newark Catholic vs. Heath football game at White Field on October 15th. A meet-and-greet mixer will take place at the high school after the game.