The Delaware Afro-American Sports Hall of Fame, Inc. (DAASHOF) was founded under the leadership of Howard Toliver, Nathan “Doc” Hill, the late Rev. Conrad Riley, Jr. and the late Harry Scott. Three years later DAASHOF was incorporated.
Since the time of its inception in 1996, this unknown group’s primary purpose has been to research and recognize outstanding Delaware high school, college and professional athletes regardless of race, creed or gender. These persons, from each county, if nominated and selected according to the criteria set by the organization, will be inducted into DAASHOF at a banquet held the third Saturday of April each year. Since its first banquet in 1999, 182 persons have been inducted – including athletic managers, coaches and referees. Information on our inductees is put into our computer and is available to the public. The computer is located at the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame at the Blue Rock Stadium in Wilmington, Delaware.
DAASHOF has added two new chapters to its book. The first is that it now financially supports young athletes and sports writers who are continuing their education at various institutions of higher learning. These individuals must maintain high academic and moral standards.
The second chapter focuses on the younger athletes of the AAU and Junior Olympic age category who seek to compete nationally in various sports and are required to raise funds to finance their opportunity to meet the challenge of competing against other young athletes throughout the United States. They must meet the criteria of high academic and moral character. These young athletes have made significant contributions to the sports arena and have brought lasting fame to our First State.