The star-studded class of Garden State greats inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame weren’t the only winners at our 2022 Virtual Induction Ceremony! For the second year in a row, The New Jersey Hall of Fame Virtual Induction Ceremony has won ‘Honorable Mention’ for Ragan Communications’ “Virtual Event of the Year” in recognition of our unparalleled commitment to excellence.

The Annual Ragan Communications Video, Visual & Virtual Awards honor the ‘past year’s best visual work and virtual events that succeeded in telling powerful stories, …captivate audiences, elicit an emotional connection, and deliver quality content.’

“For more than a decade, our Red Carpet Induction Ceremony has been New Jersey’s biggest and brightest annual event, drawing our state’s most remarkable athletes, celebrities, and changemakers to one place,” reflected New Jersey Hall of Fame President Steve Edwards, “so when the pandemic hit and we had to reconsider the Ceremony’s format, it took imagination, innovation, and creativity to ensure none of the event’s magic was lost. This award is a testament to the hard work and ingenuity of our Jersey strong team.”

With commentary from host Danny DeVito, the show’s ‘main event’ was the recognition of a vast range of New Jersey talent, including award-winning comedian Chelsea Handler, legendary Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg, former New Jersey Governor Richard J. Hughes, US Women’s National Soccer Team star and three-time Olympian Heather O’Reilly and former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski.

Special guests Governor Phil Murphy, First Lady Tammy Snyder-Murphy, Jon Bon Jovi, and Melba Moore added to the excitement of the evening, with additional surprise appearances from rock royalty Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney.

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2022 Virtual Induction Ceremony