The AMOA-NDA announced the 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees at the Team Dart Ceremony and Players Party on Wednesday, April 18 at Team Dart in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hall of Fame Members are individuals who exemplify excellent service and dedication to the National Dart Association. The NDA inducted two exceptional individuals, Cora Mahoney and Bernie Marsh.
Cora Mahoney is from Longwood, Florida and owns C & M Darts with her husband. They have been NDA members for 18 years now. Cora attended her first Team Dart tournament in May of 1995 and worked as a staff member. She was elected to the NDA Board of Directors the next year in January 1996, while also becoming a tournament committee member. She has remained on the tournament committee ever since. Mahoney also served two terms on the Board of Directors and was the NDA President in 2001.
Bernie Marsh is from Dickinson, North Dakota and has been involved with the NDA for 22 years. He is a NDA past president who has been involved with the Team Dart tournament since replying to an advertisement in the NDA ThrowLines magazine and stuck around ever since. He is married to his wife Paulette and they have eight children and five grandchildren.
"The NDA is forever indebted to Mahoney and Marsh. Their countless hours of volunteerism and dedication has helped the NDA to become the entity it is today," said Marcia Petersen, president of the NDA. "Their contributions deserve to be recognized in a permanent manner."
Hall of Fame candidates are evaluated on various criteria including, but not limited to: levels of contributions locally, nationally and internationally over the last 10 years, programs/sponsor development, tournament service, leadership service and increased awareness of the sport.