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Catalog Number 2013.025.006
Description 2013 Bill Royer Sports Hall of Fame Plaque. Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Bill Royer of Sequoia High School who was inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 11, 2013. Plaque includes image of Royer and a brief biography: "An outstanding athlete at Sequoia High School, Bill received a baseball scholarship to Santa Clara University. But he didn't excel only in sports. A World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, he became a fixture in the post-war political life of Redwood City and San Mateo County. That was a period of growth and progress along the Peninsula. After serving on the Redwood City City Council for sixteen productive years (four of them as mayor), He was elected to a seat on the county's Board of Supervisors. He kept that post from 1972 to 1979. He was later elected to the U.S. Congress, where he served one term." Plaque and induction was sponsored by The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau in cooperation with San Mateo County Event Center and Media Sponsor The San Mateo County Times. Silver-colored plaque is mounted under acrylic onto a laminated wooden board by four decorative brass-colored screws and washers. Black-and-white image of Royer is in the upper right hand corner and Hall of Fame logo is in the upper left corner.
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Bill Royer Sports Hall of Fame Plaque, 2013
Date June 11, 2013
Inscription Text "20 Peninsula Sports 13 / HALL / OF / FAME" (blue logo upper left front corner);
"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 / sales@spotlightimpressions.com / www.spotlightimpressions.com" (oval sticker on back)
Provenance San Mateo County
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-0.75 inches
Search Terms Baseball
Redwood City
Redwood City - Council
Royer, Bill
San Mateo County
Sequoia High School
Sports
U.S. Congress
Subjects Sports
Awards
Baseball players
Baseball
City council members
Mayors
County Board of Supervisors
U.S. Congress
People Royer, Bill