Ian McAllister, Grandson of 1920 Olympian and ISHOF Honoree Hilda James, Becomes One In a Thousand
Ian McAllister, the grandson of 1920 Olympic medalist and Hall of Fame pioneer swimmer Hilda James, has joined ISHOF’s “One in a Thousand campaign,” designed to help the hall prosper during the difficult financial times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Hall of Fame gave me a lot of help over several generations of Hall of Famers,” Ian McAllister said. “I was quite touched by the way Bruce approached it. When I brought the book over and before I applied to put her in the Hall of Fame, he showed us around the museum and he wouldn’t put the book down. I gave it to him and he carried it with him all the way around.