During the 40 Hours for the Forty Acres, Friends of Recreational Sports needs your support! We’re asking you to help us in our efforts to “Reframe the Wall of Fame.” As many RecSports and intramural alumni know, the UT RecSports Wall of Fame is the oldest photo gallery of its kind within a University RecSports setting. Over 100 years of intramural history are preserved in this gallery dating back to 1919. The Intramural Wall of Fame is located on the ground and lower levels of Gregory Gymnasium with viewing available during operating hours of the facility.
- The original Wall of Fame was composed of photographs of men's intramural champions and runners-up dating back to 1919.
- When the Division of Recreational Sports was formed in 1974, photographs of women's intramural champions began to be added to the Wall of Fame.
- The Wall of Fame was updated again in 2002 to include photographs of women's intramural champions and runners-up from 1933 through 1973.
Many of these photo boards have been exposed to water and light throughout the years, resulting in damage, and this is where we need your help! We are proposing a two-part restoration process that will include the following phases:
This phase will include the refurbishing and restoration of damaged photos, display boards and physical frames that make up the current Wall of Fame in Gregory Gym.
This phase will include the design and implementation of a digital kiosk in Gregory Gym dedicated to the Wall of Fame that will allow alumni and guests to digitally access all past Wall of Fame photos, as well as to place orders.
Right now, we seek your help with Phase 1, refurbishing the Wall of Fame. No donation is too small. Help us to preserve one of the most treasured pieces of RecSports history for years to come.