For some alumni of the Cherry Hill East Athletic Department, this Thanksgiving weekend marked an extra occasion for celebration.
The 4th Annual Cherry Hill High School East Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet took place on November 24, 2018, at the Indian Springs Club in Marlton, New Jersey. Fifteen former East athletes, two former East coaches and one contributor were honored, surrounded by friends and family. Each member was selected by a committee based on significant athletic achievements in one or more East varsity sports. Most inductees were also collegiate athletic recruits, and a few went on to coach or play sports as a career.
Over the course of the afternoon, each inductee had a chance to speak. Inductees spoke at length about influential parents, siblings, and coaches, often reminiscing about a particular defining game or practice from their high school career. At the end of each speech, amidst occasional tears, friendly heckling, and the odd sports pun, each inductee was presented with a cut-glass trophy honoring their new position in the Cherry Hill High School East Athletic Hall of Fame.