Irish American Hall of Fame

The Irish American Hall of Fame has announced its 2017 class of inductees. Flood Brothers is honored to be chosen among the company of a remarkable and prestigious list who will be inducted at an Awards Gala on June 10 at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago. The winners were voted in by a 100+ member national body of distinguished individuals reperesenting academia, government, and Irish-affiliated organizations from around the United States. 

Arts & Humanities: Bill Murray and Martin Sheen are recognized for their incredible body of work in acting and comedy.

Business & Industry: John Fitzpatrick, whose company, The Fitzpatrick Hotel Group, owns and operates boutique hotels in Manhattan.

Public Service: Audie Murphy, who became the most decorated American soldier of World War II.

Sports: Maureen Connolly, tennis player who began her career at age 10, who was the first woman to win the "Grand Slam," winning the world's four major tournaments in one year.

Religion: Fr. Mychal Judge, chaplain for the NYC Fire Department who gave his life during the 9/11 attacks.

Education: Lawrence J. McCaffrey, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of History from Loyola University Chicago and co-founder of the American Conference on Irish Studies.

Science: Mark and Scott Kelly, retired American astronauts who are veterans of many space missions, including Scott's most recent completing a year-long stint to the International Space Station. 

2017 Hometown Hero:  Flood Brothers for community involvement, volunteerism, corporate giving and generous support of non-profit, academic, religious and social serve organizations. 

Read the full press release here.