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Catalog Number 2016.010.010
Description John Horgan Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Plaque, 2016. Plaque commemorating John Horgan of Serra High School being inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 8, 2016. The plaque is printed on silver-colored metal with a 3" x 2.5" photograph mounted to the upper right hand corner. Metal and photograph are mounted beneath acrylic with gold-colored decorative brads onto an mdf wooden base covered in a dark woodgrain vinyl laminate. Top left corner has the 2016 Peninsula Hall of Fame logo which consists of a blue ribbon that reads "20 Peninsula Sports 16" across the base of a green trophy whose base reads, "HALL / OF / FAME" with arcs of 7 blue stars on either side. Color image of Horgan behind the podium at a Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame ceremony. A brief biography is also on the front: "John was born April 1, 1942 and is a 1960 graduate of Serra High School, where he played on the basketball team. He attended both USF and San Francisco State, graduating from the latter. He was an assistant coach for the Burlingame High School girls' basketball team the won a state championship in 1988. His daughter, Jennifer, played on that team. He worked for the San Mateo Times in a number of capacities-news reporter, sports reporter, sports editor and editorial page editor for 44 years prior to the 2008 downsizing. He has continued to write a column for the paper since 2008. He founded the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame in 1989." The back of the plaque has an oval sticker with the logo and contact information for Spotlight Impressions, the manufacturer of the plaque.
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title John Horgan Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Plaque, 2016
Date June 8, 2016
Creator Spotlight Impressions (San Mateo)
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "spotlight impressions / your source for name badges, signs and awards / 147 South B Street, San Mateo, CA 94401 / (650) 348-5520 phone (650) 348-2974 fax / /" (silver colored oval-shaped sticker with black text on back); "JOHN HORGAN / "the voice of Burlingame" / SERRA HIGH SCHOOL / Inducted June 8, 2016 / … / SPONSORED BY / San Mateo County / Silicon Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau / PLATINUM SPONSOR / First National Bank" (printed on front)
Provenance Sponsored by the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau; platinum sponsor is the First National Bank.
Notes "Premiere episode about local sports in San Mateo County. Hosted by Fred Baer, with Guests Herb Perez, ’92 Olympic Gold Medalist for Taekwonkdo in Barcelona, and John Horgan, Former San Mateo Times Sports Editor."
[ 6/6/2016]
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1.875 inches
Search Terms Awards
Horgan, John
San Andreas Dam
San Mateo Times
Serra High School
Subjects Awards
Basketball coaches
Newspaper editors
People Horgan, John