After multiple conversations about the creation of a Sports Hall of Fame between Wayne McCreight and John Hatler, the dream took shape in May of 2019. Dresden native and former WNBA Coach, Lin Dunn, contacted Wayne McCreight with the simple question, “Why doesn’t Weakley County have a sports Hall of Fame?” Mr. McCreight, long time football official and former member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, sprang into action, and within three days, the first of several meetings transpired.
As a result, a collaborative group of nine people, representing every corner of Weakley County, worked together to create a framework to shape a Hall of Fame that highlights the exploits of athletic competition. The board was expanded to 20 members in December, and they conducted their first full meeting in January of 2020.
The goal of the Weakley County Sports Hall of Fame is simple….highlight the athletic achievements of the county through our motto.