The Hall of Fame has been bustling with activity this summer as boxing fans from around the world have made the Hall a destination point. Below are a few pictures of recent visitors to the Hall.
On July 28th a group from the Celebration Discovery Program in Canastota visited the Hall. The children, ages 5-12, were on a day field trip with their teachers Holly Beavlac, Aryn Tossone,
Amy Nageldinger and Dan Badgley. The children learned about Canastota's boxing history including world champions Carmen Basilio and Billy Backus, as well as famous boxers from yesterday and today such as Muhammad Ali, George Foreman and Oscar De La Hoya.
On July 16, 2009 the Cycling the Erie Canal bike tour came through Canastota. The 11th Annual ride, sponsored by Parks and Trails New York, is an 8-day, 400-mile ride across New York State along
the scenic and historic Erie Canal. Many of the cyclists took a break from their trek to tour the
Hall of Fame.
Also, the Hall of Fame is hosting a weekly concert series sponsored by the Canastota Recreation Committee. Each Thursday in July and August bands perform live music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A variety of musical genres are performed including rock and roll, country, polka, easy listening and pop.
Professional fighter and former IWBF light welterweight champion Jaime Clampitt (19-4-1, 7 KOs),
her husband Ryan Hayes and daughter Neyla recently visited the Hall of Fame while vacationing in Speculator, NY for their anniversary. Clampitt holds wins over Eliza Olson, Mia St. John, Jane Couch and Belinda Laracuente.
Middleweight prospect Edwin Rodriguez of Worcester, MA made his first visit to the Hall of Fame following his last bout, a 3rd round TKO over Angel David Gonzalez in Rochester, NY on August 13th. Undefeated as a pro (11-0, 8 KOs), Rodriguez is promoted by Lou DiBella.