Posted On: 04/21/2014
Morrisville, NC; April 18, 2014: The Military Racquetball Federation is teaming with The Valor Games to present an outdoor racquetball rehabilitation demonstration for veterans and Wounded Warriors in Morrisville, NC. The Valor Games brings together disabled veterans and wounded, ill or injured service members and engages them in three days of Paralympic sport competition. In addition to the Southeast regional event in Morrisville, other Valor Games events will be held in Chicago, San Antonio, and San Diego.
Posted On: 04/07/2014
It is a special honor to announce the WOR Outdoor Hall of Fame, class of 2014, our third class featuring three of the most incredible inductees in outdoor racquetball history: Barry Wallace, Bob Wetzel and Robert Sostre. It’s an extraordinary class and an eclectic mix of 1-wall and 3-wall champions hailing from California to New York. Barry Wallace and Bob Wetzel are two of the founding fathers of our sport who started the first state tournament in California and the first nationals before winning several of the early singles and doubles national titles while Robert Sostre of New York is the most famous 1-wall player to ever play the game amassing 28 major titles. The honorees will be inducted “outdoor style” in their shorts Saturday July 12, 2014 at the 40th annual Wor Championships held at Marina Park Huntington Beach, CA where play stops to honor the inductees. The ceremony is free.
Posted On: 04/01/2014
World Outdoor Racquetball is proud to announce that Brian Hawkes, winner of 20 outdoor national 3-wall singles national championships (the most ever in history) and 8 outdoor national doubles championship titles will be the first outdoor player to be inducted into the USAR racquetball hall of fame class of 2014 under the newly created category-outdoor racquetball. Brian Hawkes is widely considered to be the greatest outdoor racquetball player ever and he was the first inductee into the outdoor hall of fame in 2012 for its inaugural class. WOR, with the help of its Hall of Fame Chairman Brett Elkins and Hank Marcus, its executive director, took the unprecedented step to nominate Mr. Hawkes to the USAR committee due to Brian Hawkes’ “significant accomplishments to the game of racquetball.” Hank Marcus said, “We are exceptionally proud to have an outdoor legend immortalized in the USAR hall of fame which is a tribute to our sports growth and influence over the past 46 years. We also wish to thank Mr. Jim Easterling and the USAR committee for its continued support and help with our hall of fame. Brett Elkins added, “This historic event marks the celebration of 46 years of outdoor racquetball, proving that outdoor racquetball has captured national attention and more importantly that the influence created by having Brian Hawkes in the USAR Hall of Fame is an honor that not only celebrates outdoor racquetball but one that is a tribute to the greatest player and ambassador to the sport of outdoor racquetball. We cannot think of a more deserving person or player than Brian Hawkes and thank him for making outdoor racquetball the event it has become today.”
Posted On: 02/04/2014