Kerry Clevenger 

Inductees
Induction Year: 2016
Local Business owner
Philantropist
Coach
Team sponsor
Honorary Giant

Though Kerry Clevenger spent his early days as a Swayzee Speedking, he has spent decades as one of the most ardent and generous supporters of the Marion Giants.
His ties to the Giants have their roots in his Speedking days when he played basketball for Hall of Fame coach Jack Colescott, who later would coach the Giants to much acclaim. Clevenger’s love of sports still guides his philanthropy today.
Clevenger graduated high school in 1961, then continued his education with IBM in Minnesota. He later returned to Marion, where joined the ranks of local business owners, turning the Plymouth Club and Crest Lanes into veritable community landmarks.
He also has impacted thousands of young local athletes directly as a coach and indirectly as a sponsor and supporter. He began coaching in 1969, leading his AAU basketball to the state title. Since then he has been a powerful presence on the playing field for many sports, including Lincoln Field and PAL Club Little League, along with YMCA and Boys and Girls Club basketball. Coach Clevenger sets high standards for his players and expects the best from them both on and off the court. He also sponsored the Plymouth Club Bombers basketball and softball teams for decades, and he has financially supported countless other youth leagues.
Clevenger served on the board of directors for the Marion PAL Club, Marion Giants Boosters, Marion Urban League, the Grant County YMCA, and the Boys and Girls Club of Grant County. His generosity with his time and financial support have earned him many community and state awards, including the Sertoma Service to Mankind award, Mr. PAL Club award, the NAACP Community Service Award, and the Sagamore of the Wabash, awarded by Gov. Frank O’Bannon. He is also an inductee in the Indiana Softball Hall of Fame, the Grant County Sports Hall of Fame, and the Marion Bowling Hall of Fame.

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