Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz, Dominique Dawes and Brian Hanlon from Hanlon Sculpture Studio held a virtual press conference to announce a sculpture being commissioned in honor of Olympian Dominique Dawes.
Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame Board Chair Trish Heffelfinger comments on the County’s request that the Hall of Fame administer the scholarship fund and to provide space for The Hall in the new Recreation and Aquatic Center in Silver Spring:
“Our thanks to the Council, especially Councilmember Albornoz who is one of our founders and champions. And thanks to County Executive Elrich for his support for the Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame.
Our goal is to build a better community through sports. Opportunities abound to create and provide youth sports scholarships and programs to children in Montgomery County, especially the underserved. The scholarships will provide opportunities for children to participate in sports.
We are honored that the County has asked us to partner with them to our goal to build that better community.”