Berkeley High Athletic Hall of Fame Inducts 24

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Thursday May 07, 2009 - 06:44:00 PM

Berkeley High School’s third Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony honored 24 former athletes Saturday, May 2, through a celebration that honored both the past and the present. 

Nineteen were former athletes, ranging from Colby “Babe” Slater, class of 1914 for rugby and football, to Kamani Hill, class of 2004 for soccer. They joined the ranks of former inductees such as Jack LaLanne, Billy Martin, and Phil Chenier. 

Additionally, five special contributors to Berkeley High athletics were also inducted, including retired athletic director and physical education teacher Don Davies and KTVU Channel 2 newsman and Berkeley High lacrosse founder John Sasaki.  

The children of James P. Donahue, after whom the school’s Donahue Gym was named, presented a plaque for the gym, which recounts the story of their father’s dedication to Berkeley High sports. 

The second annual Lee Franklin Scholarship was awarded to graduating senior Owen Krebs. For more information, see www.berkeleyathleticfund.org.