LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – The 2017 Lake Placid Hall of Fame induction ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 15, in the Conference Center at Lake Placid, beginning at 11 a.m. Tickets for the 34th Annual Induction Banquet are $35 and are now available at the Olympic Center box office through Tuesday, Oct. 10.
The inductees for this year's class include Cora Clark and Andrew Weibrecht. The Lake Placid Hall of Fame began in 1983 and has inducted over 100 individuals, as well as the members of the 1948 U.S. Olympic four-man bobsled team and the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team. Permanent plaques commemorating each member are on display in the Conference Center at Lake Placid.
Clark is currently the School Nurse for her alma mater, Lake Placid Middle/High School and is also a dedicated and committed nurse at the Adirondack Medical Center. She has worked tirelessly for several decades caring for patients with unwavering strength. Clark's nursing skills, care and compassion have extended beyond LPMHS and AMC. She has volunteered for locally held events for years, and the list is long. She was a volunteer nurse for many events during the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Winter Games, the Olympic Center, the Great Outdoor Games in Lake Placid, the Ironman Lake Placid Medical Services as the volunteer captain, and the Lake Placid Classic Half Marathon.
Clark also serves the Nursing Educational Scholarship Fund, New York State Nurses Association, NYS and National Associations of School Nurses, New Vision Advisory Committee, Essex County Medical Reserve Corps, Connecting Youth and Community, Youth Commission Program of the North Elba Park District, coordinator of Sight for Students program, college mentor for nursing students, and instructor of CPR classes for several organizations.
Weibrecht, was born and raised in Lake Placid. He made his World Cup debut in 2006 and has raced full-time on the ski racing tour since 2008. At the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, in Vancouver, Canada, Weibrecht won the men's Super-G bronze medal garnering attention for Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain, the ski mountain he learned to ski and train on. Four years later, he claimed silver in the same event, in Sochi, Russia.
To be considered for induction into the Lake Placid Hall of Fame, individuals should be past or current residents of the Olympic region or have some significant connection to the area. Carefully selected by Hall of Fame Committee members, all nominees must have made significant sports, cultural or civic contributions to the region, or their endeavors must have enhanced the historical heritage of the area. The 2016 Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee includes: Ron Butler, Sue Cameron, Ben Cross, Diana Friedlander, Cindy Gallagher, Jack Irvin, Jack Laduke, and Carrie Wardlaw.