Farmington, Maine - UMaine-Farmington is pleased to congratulate Dana Bullen and Richard Meader on being inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018.
Dana Bullen '88: The president of Sunday River Ski for more than a decade, Bullen has developed programs that have boosted the growth of the ski industry in the state. He helped create the Outdoor Recreation Business Administration at the University of Maine at Farmington, his alma mater.
"I am incredibly proud and humbled to be included in this year's Maine Sports Hall of Fame Class. That said, my induction would not be possible without the many at the University of Farmington who help shape my education early on, not to mention those who included me in helping to build the Outdoor Recreation Business Administration program. I continue to be proud of Sunday River's support of UMF, Gould, Titcomb, SAD 44, Black Mountain, and Ski Maine. Everything I do and have always done will continue to be the result of a large team effort." Said Bullen.
Richard "Dick" Meader '68: The Solon native became one of the best basketball players from the area, and then one of the all-time best at the University of Maine at Farmington. After his playing days, came a four-decade coaching career, first at Thomas College, and then at UMF, where he is still coaching, and where he has earned more than 400 victories. He also was a founder of the Pine Tree Camp, which has included more than 50,000 Maine basketball players over four decades.
"I was overwhelmed by the news that I was selected to be inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame. I am honored for my family who supports me in every endeavor. Also, I hope I represent the small towns in Maine that give young men and women in our state the opportunity to be involved in athletics." Said coach Meader.
Tickets will be on sale for $25 each at www.mshof.com starting Jan. 15 or through the mail at MSHOF, P.O. Box 2619, South Portland, ME 04116.
For more information, email Mary@mshof.com.