Big Country Athletic

Hall of Fame


Location: In the Mall of Abilene, 4310 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene, TX 79606. Next to JC Penney in the Mall and across from the Abilene Public Library.

Mailing Address: PO Box 7076, Abilene, TX 79608

Hours: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday – Saturday
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Sundays

Admission: Small Admission Charge

Phone Number: 325-704-1759


About Us

It is our mission to honor and preserve athletic history in the Big Country and provide college scholarships to high school athletes.

Who Are We?

20 Years of the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame was celebrated in 2021. There are now 197 members of the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame.

Board Members

In 2009, the Hall of Fame applied for its 501c3 status and elected a Board of Directors. Click below to view current Board Members.

Selection Info

Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame athletes must have graduated from a high school in one of the 19 counties in the Big Country surrounding Abilene.


Annual Banquet coming May 1st 2023

Single Tickets, Tables, Hotel Information


Scholarship Deadline Approaching!

The deadline to apply for one of 12 $1,000 scholarships from the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame's is fast approaching. Graduating high school seniors have until April 1 to submit their scholarship application through the Community Foundation of Abilene's website....

Champions Celebration Set for Sunday, Jan. 22

The Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame is thrilled to host the first annual Champions Celebration event on Sunday, January 22 at 2:00pm. The event, housed in the Mall of Abilene, will honor the 4 Big Country high school football teams that won state championships and...

2023 Hall of Fame Class Announced

For immediate release                         For more information, contact Al Pickett, 325-668-3014 2022 Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame...

Scholarship Application Link For Graduating High School Senior Athletes from the Big Country

Every year, the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame gives away 12 $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who were athletes and went to school in the Big Country. If you'd like to apply for one of these scholarships, please use this link to access the...


As a 501c3 non profit organization we survive only through donations, sponsorships, memberships and fund raisers. We receive no state or federal funding.  We are so grateful to our donors and would appreciate your support.

If you would like to become a sponsor of our museum or banquet or if you would like to purchase a membership to the museum please email us at and give us your name and contact information and we will get the proper person in touch with you or send you more detailed information.  You may also call the Museum between 11am and 5pm Monday through Friday at 325-704-1759 for assistance.

Our annual memberships are just $25 for an individual plus one guest, $50 for families and $100 for an annual Patron membership.  Please help us preserve athletic history in the Big Country.

I have been inducted into seven halls of fame, and this is the most meaningful because it is back home.

Former Baylor football coach Grant Teaff from Snyder

I had no idea of the quality and depth of the Hall of Fame until my Dad was inducted. Wow! It is very impressive and such a great venue for Abilene!

– Ron Butler, Chairman and CEO First Financial Bank, N.A. | Abilene