Sammy Batten Staff writer @FO_SammyBatten
A foursome with Cape Fear region connections heads the next class of inductees into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame announced Tuesday morning.
Fayetteville High and N.C. State baseball star Chris Cammack, Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club teaching instructor Donna Andrews and former Campbell University basketball player and current Charlotte Hornets executive Fred Whitfield will be part of the 55th induction ceremonies May 4 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Cammack will be inducted posthumously, as will longtime high school football coach Jack Holley, who headed up multiple programs in the Cape Fear region en route to become the state’s winningest coach.
“The achievements of this year’s class of inductees enrich North Carolina’s remarkable sports heritage, and the individuals have certainly earned the honor of joining the 336 men and women who have been previously enshrined,” said Nora Lynn Finch, president of the Hall. “This is our 55th class, and we look forward to celebrating this special time in our state’s sports history.”
Cammack first gained fame for playing point guard for the 1966 Fayetteville High School squad that won the state 4-A championship. He scored 21 points in the title game, including the final two on free throws to defeat Charlotte Myers Park, 70-69.