David ‘Lefty’ Robinson Hall of Fame Display Complete

Dave_Lefty_RobinsonThe All-Sports Museum of southern New Jersey is pleased to announce the completion of our David ‘Lefty’ Robinson Hall of Fame display. The former Moorestown High school standout was recently inducted into the All Sports Hall of Fame and traveled all the way from his home near Canton Ohio to the museum in Bridgeton for the event. Lefty went on to become a star at Penn State and was a vital part of Vince Lombardi’s Championship Green Bay Packer teams.

You can check out his display and many more at our web site and or schedule a visit to our museum to enjoy an interesting trip through the proud history of south jersey sports.

David ‘Lefty’ Robinson Hall of Fame Display Complete2019-03-07T22:04:44-05:00

New Inductees for 2020

Bradley Thomas Lidge

Bradley Thomas Lidge is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played 11 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), from 2002–2012. He played for the Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, and Washington Nationals.

John Campani

Bowling legend John Campani

John was a bowling pioneer in the greater South Jersey area, opening Pike Lanes Bowling Center and Pike Lounge in Deerfield Twp. Initially constructed in 1959 for 12 lanes, he twice expanded the facility eventually to 28 lanes.

John’s contribution to the sport of bowling locally was providing opportunities to the community to learn the techniques, team and personal nuances of bowling needed to effectively compete.

With John’s entreprenurial expertise and vibrant personality, the business grew as individuals, families and organizations utilized the facility for affordable, yet fun-filled entertainment. Both serious-minded and social bowlers formed 28 different leagues and Pike Lanes became home to many 300 games, 800 series and 200 averages long before they were common place.

Pike Lanes is a reflection of its’ founder and owner, serving customers from all walks of life in an environment of family and community. John’s daughter, Diana Campani Sorelle, as Owner/Operator, continues her father’s legacy and tradition to the current day.

Jay Venuto

The Venuto Football Family

A 3-sport athlete at Salem from ’72-’76, Jay was the Ram’s starting QB, earning All Group 2 honors three times, All South Jersey two times, Team MVP and South Jersey recordholder for most TD passes. Jay was also a 4 Year starter on the Ram’s baseball team and 2 year starter on the basketball team, earning All Conference and Team MVP .

Jay continued his stellar football career at Wake Forest Univ. where he was named 1979 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and two-time All ACC Quarterback, breaking several team and ACC records. Leading his upstart 8-4 Demon Deacons to the ’79 Tangerine Bowl vs. LSU, Jay also played in the East-West Shrine Bowl, the Blue-Gray Bowl and the Senior Bowl.

After stints with the NFL’s Baltimore Colts, NY Jets and the Birmingham Stallions (USFL), Jay embarked on a 20-yr. college coaching career with Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, Georgia Southern and Cornell before retiring in 2000.

Jay’s post-career honors include inductions into the Salem County Sports Hall of Fame, Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame and ACC Legends Class of 2013.

James Breech

James Breech was a legendary tennis coach and mentor.

Jamer grew up in one of Bridgeton’s toughest neighborhoods in the 1960s and early 70s, a time when racial tensions in America were high. As the son of an African-American father and Japanese mother, he was frequently subjected to insults and taunting.

He took up tennis while at Bridgeton High School and went on to star at Cumberland County College and East Stroudsburg University. Even after retiring from teaching and coaching in 2014, he remained an avid, successful player

Harry T. Gamble

Harry T. Gamble was an American football coach and executive. He was the head coach for the Lafayette College Leopards from 1967 to 1970, compiling a 21−19 record, before moving on to become the head coach for the University of Pennsylvania Quakers from 1971 to 1980, earning a 34−55−2 record. He was hired by the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL) in 1981 as an unpaid volunteer assistant coach under Dick Vermeil, and quickly ascended to general manager of the team in 1985 and team president in 1986. He was general manager from 1985 to 1995, and team president from 1986 to 1994.

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New Inductees for 2019

John Barr (R) with GIF Chair Dom Valella

For the past 32 years, John Barr has enjoyed a career that most sports fans would die for. He’s made a life work out of his passion for baseball and become of the most respected baseball people in the business.  In 2007, he joined the San Francisco Giants and today holds the titles of Vice President and Assistant General Manager, Scouting and International Operations.

Diane McGraw with friends and family at All Sports Museum of Southern New Jersey

Since entering the professional workforce, McGraw has not only spent an abundance of time promoting sports, she has also been an integral figure in producing major events that have left an impact on this country’s sporting landscape.

Dom Valella (L) with Tom Burgoyne and the Phillie Phanatic

Tom Burgoyne has been the official Phillie Phanatic since 1994 after serving as the backup from 1989 to 1993. He played a major role in the Phillies marketing department and was a creative force in the stadium scoreboard control room throughout the 1993 championship season.

Michael Barkann is an Emmy Award winning American sports host, anchor and reporter for NBC Sports Philadelphia. He was also the co-host of the “Mike and Ike” show on 94 WIP on weekday mornings from 10-2.

New Inductees for 20192019-12-07T01:37:16-05:00

Celebrate the induction of Art Dorrington on 10/18

artdThe All-Sports Museum of Southern New Jersey invites the public to join us in celebrating the Hall of Fame induction of Art Dorrington on the evening of October 18, 2018 at 6pm.

The first African American selected to play in the National Hockey League, Mr. Dorrington will be honored posthumously at the museum which is located at 8 Richie Kates Drive in Bridgeton, NJ.

Celebrate the induction of Art Dorrington on 10/182019-03-07T22:04:44-05:00

New Inductions Submissions Welcome

Send us a message to nominate a Southern New Jersey star and become a friend of the Hall of Fame and Museum.

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New Inductions Submissions Welcome2019-12-06T23:16:56-05:00
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