The National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame is a museum to honor and to recognize outstanding achievement of individuals who have a Polish heritage in sports. It also stands to educate the community about the individuals in sports with Polish decent and marvel at their accomplishments.
The National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame (NPASHF) was founded in 1973 to honor and recognize outstanding American athletes, both amateur and professional, of Polish descent. This virtual version of the Hall features the history of their accomplishments.
Each year inductees to the Hall are elected in a nationwide vote among NPASHF officers, its Board of Directors, Hall of Fame members and the more than 500 members of the NPASHF Sports Panel Council. Newly elected inductees are honored each year at a recognition banquet in metropolitan Detroit, attended by hundreds of people of all ethnicities. Any athlete, male or female, of Polish-American descent (father or mother must be Polish) who meets the eligibility requirements of NPASHF may be considered for nomination. All amateur athletes are eligible; collegiate athletes who do not continue into the professional ranks are eligible two years after their collegiate participation ends; and professional athletes are eligible two years after retirement from their sport.