Welcome to the Hall of Fame

About The Hall of Fame

The Chris Canty Foundation Hall of Fame initiative was established in 2010 by Chris Canty (Founder, Chris Canty Foundation) to recognize young people who make an impact in their community while attaining athletic achievements. Each year, the program seeks nominations nationwide for candidates who meet the qualifications for induction. Inductees are elected based on their record of academic excellence, civic engagement, and athletic accomplishments highlighted by sportsmanship and character.
Candidates for nomination must be high school students who are currently enrolled in the 9th - 12th grade. While the Foundation welcomes anyone to complete an application of nomination, we strongly encourage teachers, coaches, parents/guardians, or members of the clergy to complete applications of nomination in support of youth who deserve to be recognized.

Aaron J. Tindall - 2011 Inductee

Aaron Joseph Tindall was born on December 11, 1994 in Richmond, VA, the first born of Ernest and Debra Tindall.Aaron currently attends Olympic High School in Charlotte, NC. He is best described as being very laid-back, never allowing anything to get him out of character. Being raised in a strong Christian home along with a younger brother (Joel), Aaron recognizes that his gifting comes from God and that opportunities will be there for him as long as he continues to stay humble. Aaron enjoys all sports, music, drawing animated characters and hanging out with his friends.After high school Aaron plans to attend college and perhaps study Graphic Design.

Bishop George E. Battle III - 2011 Inductee

Bishop of the Piedmont Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church - George E. Battle, Jr. is a native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. A 1967 graduate of Clinton Jr. College in Rock Hill, South Carolina with an Associate Degree. A graduate of Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina with a B.A. degree. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Hood Theological Seminary, also in Salisbury. He earned a Doctor of Ministry from Howard University in Washington, D.C. He has also received honorary doctorate degrees from Clinton Jr. College, Hood Theological Seminary, Livingstone College, Queens College, and University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He was elected a Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in 1992, 84th in the line of succession. He presently serves the Piedmont Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church which includes the New York, New England, Western New York, and the Bahama Islands Conferences. Read more

Rodney D. Monroe - 2011 Inductee

Rodney D. Monroe was appointed Chief of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on June 16, 2008. In this role, he leads the largest municipal police department in the state of North Carolina. With more than thirty years experience in law enforcement, Chief Monroe is a recognized innovator and practitioner of community policing. Since joining the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, he has refocused the Department on crime fighting and crime prevention through a more accountable organizational structure, new and advanced technology and a more engaging strategy of community policing. More specifically, Chief Monroe has worked to prevent and tackle crime by putting more officers on the street, policing at the neighborhood level, greater community collaboration and building strong partnerships with federal and local law enforcement agencies. Read more

Dr. Tara Howell - 2012 Inductee

Dr. Tara L. Howell, DMD - A Pennsylvania native, Dr. Tara L. Howell grew up in the Lancaster, PA area. She attended the University of Delaware where she received her undergraduate degree in Medical Technology and she attended University of Pittsburg where she received her degree of Dental Medical Doctor (DMD). Prior to establishing her dental practice (Carolina Dental) in the Charlotte, NC area Dr. Howell has completed hundreds of hours of courses in postgraduate dentistry.  She started her career in the U.S. Army where she completed her residency program and served 5 years as an active duty member.  Dr. Howell has over 10 years of experience as a cosmetic dentist and has extensive training in all areas of dentistry including, but not limited to Root Canal therapy, Crown and Bridge, Implants. Read more

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