Induction Ceremony

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The 2020 Class will be formally inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame on Thursday, November 12th at 7:30 PM in a virtual ceremony. This historic event will be broadcast live for free on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame’s Facebook page, YouTube channel and at OETA will air the induction ceremony on Saturday, November 14 at 3:00 PM and Sunday, November 15 at 10:00 AM.

The 2020 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Honorees are: Calvin J. Anthony, Stillwater; Gary Batton, Clayton; Martha Burger, Oklahoma City; Charles Dennis “Denny” Cresap, Afton; Terry Stuart Forst, Waurika; Stephen M. Prescott, M.D., Oklahoma City; Francis Rooney, Tulsa; and John W. Smith, Del City.

This year’s Induction Ceremony will include each Honoree’s acceptance remarks, presenters’ remarks, video biographies and special musical performances by the 2020 Oklahoma Ambassador of Goodwill Kyle Dillingham. Oklahoma Hall of Fame Members Becky Dixon and J.C. Watts, Jr. will serve as Masters of Ceremonies.

The 2020 Honorees will be recognized in November with the unveiling of their portraits at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum and their biographies, photos and videos will be accessible through interactive exhibits in the Museum.

Nominations for the Class of 2021 are now open here and close on March 1, 2021.

For more information on event donations, please contact Michelle Sopp at, or call (405)523-3207.

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Masters of Ceremonies - Becky Dixon and J.C. Watts, Jr.

The 2020 virtual Oklahoma Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is proud to have two Hall of Fame Members preside over this year's broadcast.

A 2016 Inductee of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Becky Dixon began her broadcasting career in Tulsa at KTUL-TV before serving as the first woman to host a network sports show alongside Frank Gifford— The Wide World of Sports on ABC. Dixon currently serves as President of AyerPlay Productions in Tulsa where she continues her business career while serving throughout the community.

A fourth-generation Oklahoman, J.C. Watts, Jr. is a well-known athlete, political leader, accomplished author, business executive and community leader. Elected to serve as the United States Congressman from Oklahoma’s 4th Congressional District for eight years, Watts was elected by his peers to multiple leadership positions. A 2019 Inductee of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Watts currently serves as the co-founder and chairman of the Black News Channel and chair of a private consulting firm.

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