Date: Oct 26, 2015
To: Sandi Quinn President, National Shuffleboard Association (NSA)
2713 International Blvd. #56
Weslaco, TX 78596
From: Rob Robinson
1st Vice President, NSA
111 S. Greenfield Road, Space 304
Mesa, AZ 85206
Re: NSA Hall of Fame Nomination – Special Category
It is my utmost privilege and honor to recommend Wayne Hugen to the National Shuffleboard Association Hall of Fame in the Special Category. I have known Wayne for several years and have admired how much time he has devoted to the promotion of shuffleboard nationwide in spite of enduring a serious illness. His passion for the game is unparalleled.
Wayne currently serves as the President of the Iowa Shuffleboard Association. He has held that position the past four years.
Wayne was introduced to shuffleboard in the 1998 Iowa Senior Games in which he received a silver medal. Since then he has competed in all the National Senior Games, including games in Florida, Louisiana, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, California, Texas, Ohio and Minnesota.
Wayne received an award at each of these events.
Wayne is very instrumental in promoting shuffleboard, instructing new players, and performing as tournament director as well as charting tournaments in most of the Iowa shuffleboard events. Because of his expertise he was asked to assist a nearby state in the operation of the Shuffleboard event for the Minnesota Senior Games.
For the past several years Wayne has spent his winters in the Mesa area. He has been a valued member of his resort’s shuffleboard club, as well as the district. He is always ready to do whatever he can to ensure a sound shuffleboard program.
In view of the above, I strongly and without reservation recommend that Wayne Hugen be elected to the National Shuffleboard Hall of Fame in the Special Category.
Richard “Rob” Robinson