As a museum, there are different ways in which people can support the Hall that fits their ability and gives them the satisfaction of knowing they have made a difference. Whether it’s to help youth learn about good character, or acquire/create a special exhibit that will impact visitors to the Hall from a basketball or historical perspective, giving financial support continues to allow the Hall of Fame to remain the finest sports museum in the world – and so much more.
Ambassadors of the Game
There are many giving opportunities at the Basketball Hall of Fame.The Ambassadors of the Game participants provide funding to help the Hall continue with its education and outreach programming, as well as contributing to the operation of a Hall of Fame that serves as a voice for the ‘best of the best’ the game has to offer. As a champion of basketball’s core values, the Hall of Fame provides a public forum for basketball’s contribution in society.
To learn more about how you can become an Ambassador of the Game, call 413-231-5508.
Current Ambassadors of the Game Donors
Paul G. Allen, Portland Trail Blazers
Micky Arison, Chairman & CEO, Carnival Corporation
David A. Beckerman
Dr. Jerry H. Buss, Los Angeles Lakers
Chris Cohan, Golden State Warriors
Richard & Helen DeVos Foundation
George & Sherry Dickerman Family Foundation
Wayne Embry In honor of Frank Shannon
Paul Fireman, Reebok International
Russell T. Granik
Wyc Grousbeck, Boston Celtics
Gordon Gund, Cavaliers - Gund Arena Company
Michael Heisley, Memphis Grizzlies
Peter Holt, Chairman - San Antonio Spurs
Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation
Mannie L. Jackson
Robert L. Johnson, Owner of Charlotte Bobcats & Charlotte Sting
University of Kansas Athletics
Stan Kroenke, Denver Nuggets
Joe & Gavin Maloof, Sacramento Kings Limited Partnership, LP
Larry H. Miller
New York Knicks
The O'Connell Companies, Inc. In memory of Michael T. Downey
Pacers Sports Entertainment
Billy Packer In memory of Tony Packer
Howard Schultz, Seattle Supersonics
George Shinn & Ray Woolridge
Ed Snider, Comcast
David J. Stern
Victor, Diane & Trevor Ugolyn In memory of Tyler Ugolyn
Union-News/Sunday Republican & MassLive.com
James E. Vinick & Family
Successful people are often heard giving credit to someone who inspired them in a very special way in their life. These stories lift our spirits and make us think of those who have inspired us along the way, helping us to achieve things we may never have dreamed of. Recognizing these influences in our lives, many individuals have chosen to honor or pay tribute to the memory of someone who inspired them. Through the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Inspiration Program each person’s story is unique and offers a way to immortalize the impact that a special person has made in their life.
If you would like to know more about the Inspiration Program, you can view our Inspiration brochures, or call 413-231-5508 to share your story of inspiration.