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Make plans to celebrate this year’s Lake Placid Hall of Fame inductees

October 6, 2017
Editorial , Lake Placid News

We are excited to see two deserving community members being inducted into the Lake Placid Hall of Fame this year, and we encourage people to attend the Class of 2017 induction ceremony to help celebrate their many contributions.

Olympic Regional Development Authority officials reminded us this week that the deadline to buy tickets for the ceremony is Tuesday, Oct. 10.

The Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee has named nurse Cora Clark and Olympic skier Andrew Weibrecht as this year's nominees for induction.

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Lake Placid native Andrew Weibrecht smiles while Bethany Smith of Pennsylvania tries on his bronze and silver medals from the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics during her visit to the Olympic Museum in July. Bethany, her brother Logan and parents Jennifer and Corey Smith were camping in the area on a vacation in the Northeast.
(News photo — Lou Reuter)

The 34th annual Induction Banquet will be held Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Conference Center at Lake Placid, beginning with a cash bar at 11 a.m., followed by brunch at noon. Tickets cost $35 and are available at the Olympic Center box office.

The Lake Placid Hall of Fame began in 1983 and has inducted more than 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. Plaques commemorating the members are on display in the Conference Center.

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 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 2017 Lake Placid Hall of Fame Committee includes Sandy Caligiore, Ben Cross, Diana Friedlander, Cindy Gallagher, Robert Jones, Jack Irvin, Jack LaDuke, Jerry Strack and Carrie Wardlaw.


Cora Clark

Clark has represented the Olympic region in the medical community for decades as a registered nurse at Lake Placid High School and a member of the staff at Adirondack Health's Lake Placid emergency room. She has also administered CPR classes and certification as a volunteer for the American Heart Association.

For the past 18 years, she has led the Ironman Lake Placid Medical Services as captain and is considered a key to its success, along with that of other area sporting events including the Lake Placid Classic Half Marathon and the Lake Placid Marathon.

She has served as secretary for the Nursing Educational Scholarship Fund and is a member of the New York State Nurses Association, as well as the state and national associations of school nurses. She is a member of the New Vision Advisory Committee, serves as treasurer for Connecting Youth and Community, has been the medical advisor for the North Elba Park District summer Youth Commission, is a Relay for Life volunteer, is a Sight for Students program coordinator and part of Essex County Medical Reserve Corps, provides CPR classes for Can Am Hockey and serves as college mentor for nursing students.


Andrew Weibrecht

Weibrecht is an alpine ski racer born and raised in Lake Placid. He made his World Cup debut in 2006 and has raced full-time since 2008. At the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada, he won the men's super-g bronze medal, garnering attention for Lake Placid and Whiteface Mountain, where he learned to ski and trained on. In 2014, he won silver in the same event at the Sochi Winter Olympics.



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