The USA Softball Association of Illinois will induct ten individuals and three teams into their Hall of Fame on April 13, 2019. The honorees will be formally recognized and honored in a ceremony held at the Illinois Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame Banquet at the Decatur Hotel and Convention Center. The banquet will start at 5:30 P.M.
Individuals to be inducted are Mike Turner, Effingham; Randy Ulrich, Quincy; Mary Ellen Novak, Normal; Mark Brayfield, Robinson; Bill Burris, Casey; Lloyd Nelson, Carbondale; Steve Mitchell, Huntersville, North Carolina; Paul Carlton, Decatur; Doug Mammoser, Newton; and Randy Milleville, Altamont.
Also to be inducted are three teams to go into the Team Hall of Fame. The three teams are the Decatur Challengers, a women's slopitch team; Alton St. Mary's Church team and the Mattoon JO Premium organization.
Tickets are available for the general public through the Decatur Convention and Visitors Bureau. Reservations can be made through Director Teri Hammel or her assistant Lynne Durham at 217-423-7000. Tickets for a buffet meal are $40, which includes tax, gratuity coffee, tea, and beer. Twelve and under tickets are $25.
For those needing overnight arrangements, the Decatur hotel and Convention center is offering a rate of $89 per night.