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Everyone gets to play, thanks to Coach Jim Christy

James “Jim” Christy is one of the 2009 Minnesota State High School League Hall of Fame inductees. Ten current and former athletes, coaches, athletic officials, athletic directors and fine arts educators were honored. This is the 18th year for the awards ceremony held in Minneapolis. The Hall of Fame is sponsored by Wells Fargo and has 173 members.

Minnesota’s adapted sports athletes owe many thanks to Christy, who was instrumental in the initial development of the prep adapted athletics program. His involvement in adapted sports in Minnesota predates the involvement of the Minnesota State High School League. He has done everything from writing the first set of competition rules to inventing
equipment for athletes.