Only weeks after receiving the Golden Pioneer Award, an annual award given out by his high school alma mater for alumni who have made a huge impact, the accolades keep coming for Nationals and Hall of Fame broadcaster Johnny Holliday.
Holliday, along with six other famous icons in the D.C. sports region, will be honored as the newest members of the Washington DC Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame. The ceremony for the seven new inductees will take place Saturday, May 5 at the Capital Hilton hotel.
We'll touch on the other inductees later, but for Holliday, his excellence behind the mic and long-standing relationship within the Washington sports community made his induction one of the easiest choices. Holliday is known to be called the "voice" of the Maryland Terripans football and basketball programs since 1979 and can currently be heard right here on MASN, broadcasting Nationals baseball. Yet while he's known for his accomplishments in the booth, Holliday has raised in excess of $1.5 million for charity with his basketball and softball teams.
Along with Holliday, this year's class will include Len Bias, Phil Chenier, Rich Chvotkin, Bob Ferry, Earl Lloyd and Stu Vetter.
Anyone interested in tickets to the event can purchase them online at www.pmi.ticketsocket.com