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Image of 2017.010.005 - Ray Looze Sports Hall of Fame Plaque, 2017. Rectangular brushed metal plaque attached to laminate wood grain board with copper colored brads.  Hole drilled in top center of wood portion. Peninsula Sports logo in upper left corner of metal portion - green trophy cup surrounded by blue stars - "2017 Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame." 
 
Photo of Ray Looze in upper right corner of metal inset. Interior background, man with sandy blonde hair holding gold medal, wearing striped blue shirt and tan shorts.
 
Text under logo and photo reads "Ray Looze  /  Serra High School  /  Inducted April 13, 2017  /  Ray Looze began swimming at the age of five in Belmont, CA. His passion for swimming  /  began at Junipero Serra High School where he was a scholar athlete. He was an integral  /   part of his college team at USC where he excelled in academics and learned the art of  /  recruiting and coaching. Ray swam until 1992, when he narrowly missed making the  /  Olympic Team. His coaching began at University of Texas at Austin and continued at  /  Harvard, The Peddie School, University of the Pacific and now Indiana University. As  /  coach of the IU Hoosiers, Ray has been awarded Big Ten Coach of the Year six times  /  and has been driven to bring Indiana back to its former glory. His Olympic coaching  /  experience was rewarded by his athletes winning four gold and two bronze medals at the  /  2016 Rio Summer Olympics." (Name and school bold text, all caps, induction date bold cursive, biography case sensitive)
 
 
Sponsorship information below biography.  Text included in inscription field.

2017.010.005 - Ray Looze Sports Hall of Fame Plaque, 2017. Rectangular brushed metal plaque attached to laminate wood grain board with copper colored brads. Hole drilled in top center of wood portion. Peninsula Sports logo in upper left corner of metal portion - green trophy cup surrounded by blue stars - "2017 Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame." Photo of Ray Looze in upper right corner of metal inset. Interior background, man with sandy blonde hair holding gold medal, wearing striped blue shirt and tan shorts. Text under logo and photo reads "Ray Looze / Serra High School / Inducted April 13, 2017 / Ray Looze began swimming at the age of five in Belmont, CA. His passion for swimming / began at Junipero Serra High School where he was a scholar athlete. He was an integral / part of his college team at USC where he excelled in academics and learned the art of / recruiting and coaching. Ray swam until 1992, when he narrowly missed making the / Olympic Team. His coaching began at University of Texas at Austin and continued at / Harvard, The Peddie School, University of the Pacific and now Indiana University. As / coach of the IU Hoosiers, Ray has been awarded Big Ten Coach of the Year six times / and has been driven to bring Indiana back to its former glory. His Olympic coaching / experience was rewarded by his athletes winning four gold and two bronze medals at the / 2016 Rio Summer Olympics." (Name and school bold text, all caps, induction date bold cursive, biography case sensitive) Sponsorship information below biography. Text included in inscription field.

Object Type: Object

Image of 1976.085.003 - Air Raid Warden's Helmet (WWII), c. 1914-1918. This metal helmet is round in shape and is painted in gray. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a a triangle with a red symbol resembling some wings over four long round shapes, which is the symbol for Civil Defense Medical. On the back of the helmet on the inside border, it is surrounded by white metal bracket ends with holes connecting to small brass knobs with a brass wire bent on each. The brass knobs are tied to the brown leather head adjustment with a yellow cloth fabric stitched underneath. The brown leather head adjustment has four silver holes towards the back of the helmet that is tied together with brown shoelaces made of fabric. On the left and right side of the back of the helmet, there are two metal brackets painted in white tied to metal loops on each side that are tied the yellow fabric chinstrap in the middle that goes around the brown leather head adjustment. Part of the yellow chinstrap has a metal loop bracket to adjust the chinstrap. In the top middle of the back of the helmet, in a white and blue circle, above a big "V", printed in blue and bold, the text reads "VICTORY  /  HELMET  /  BAILEY  /  HAT CO.  /  L.A.". On the outside border of the left side back of the helmet, engraved in bold, the text reads "S S F", with the words "S S F" is spaced out. On the outside border of the right side of the back of the helmet, engraved in bold, the text reads "F A 19", with the words "F A 19" is spaced out.

1976.085.003 - Air Raid Warden's Helmet (WWII), c. 1914-1918. This metal helmet is round in shape and is painted in gray. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a a triangle with a red symbol resembling some wings over four long round shapes, which is the symbol for Civil Defense Medical. On the back of the helmet on the inside border, it is surrounded by white metal bracket ends with holes connecting to small brass knobs with a brass wire bent on each. The brass knobs are tied to the brown leather head adjustment with a yellow cloth fabric stitched underneath. The brown leather head adjustment has four silver holes towards the back of the helmet that is tied together with brown shoelaces made of fabric. On the left and right side of the back of the helmet, there are two metal brackets painted in white tied to metal loops on each side that are tied the yellow fabric chinstrap in the middle that goes around the brown leather head adjustment. Part of the yellow chinstrap has a metal loop bracket to adjust the chinstrap. In the top middle of the back of the helmet, in a white and blue circle, above a big "V", printed in blue and bold, the text reads "VICTORY / HELMET / BAILEY / HAT CO. / L.A.". On the outside border of the left side back of the helmet, engraved in bold, the text reads "S S F", with the words "S S F" is spaced out. On the outside border of the right side of the back of the helmet, engraved in bold, the text reads "F A 19", with the words "F A 19" is spaced out.

Object Type: Object