2017 class receives Hall of Fame jackets Friday night

The 2017 Georgia Sports Hall of Fame class receives their ceremonial jackets Friday night. /(Luke Hetrick, WGXA)

Some of the biggest sports icons in Georgia will be honored in Macon this weekend as the 2017 class of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame will be enshrined this weekend.

Friday night, eight inductees received their ceremonial jackets for the Hall of Fame prior to their enshrinement Saturday night.

The 2017 Georgia Sports Hall of Fame class includes:

Laura Coble
Keith Brooking
Manuel Diaz
Willie Gault
Garrison Hearst
Matt Harpring
Liz Murphrey
Jeff Saturday

The weekend festivities continue with a fanfest event outside the hall Saturday afternoon beginning at 1 p.m.

The enshrinement dinner will take place at the Macon City Auditorium Saturday night at 6:30 p.m.

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