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Catalog Number 2009.030.138
Description Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Ben Parks of Menlo-Atherton High School who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 21, 2007. Plaque includes image of Parks and a brief biography: "When the discussion turns to Ben Parks, the work "icon" comes to mind immediately. He has been a Peninsula coaching fixture for decades, primarily at Menlo-Atherton High School. But Coach Parks has been more than that.
As a respected and revered community figure, he has been a mentor and teacher for countless young people in the South County area. As one of his former students put it, "Coach taught us never to give up on ourselves and always to see how we can be of service to others."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Ben Parks Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date June 21, 2007
Inscription Text "ALPINE / AWARDS / & IMPRINTED SPORTSWEAR, INC. / Foster City… "(gold and green sticker on upper back middle, complete with locations, phone numbers and website information).
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Menlo-Atherton High School
Parks, Ben
Subjects Sports
Coaching (Athletics)
People Parks, Ben