Jason Kipnis was all smiles during his visit to the Northbrook Sports Center on Tuesday night. The Glenbrook North alum was inducted into the Northbrook Park District Sports Hall of Fame and signed autographs for his young fans.
"This place had a big part to do with me growing up," Kipnis said. "The support I got from everyone in this town — teachers, friends, family — it really does help the whole process and makes it easier."
Northbrook's Heather Aseltine, the National Collegiate Figure Skating Champion of 2002, will also join the Hall of Fame this year during a Park Board meeting on February 27.
The Northbrook Park District is accepting nominations for its 2013 Hall of Fame and Sports Hall of Fame until February 28. The Hall of Fame recognizes volunteers in the community who have significantly improved a Park District program or facility.
The Sports Hall of Fame recognizes the accomplishments of athletes who are from Northbrook or have used Northbrook Park District facilities as their primary training location. Nomination forms are available on the Park District website at nbparks.org and at the Leisure Center and Northbrook Sports Center.