Power Boating Canada is thrilled to congratulate Zenon Bilas on his induction into the Ukrainian Sports Hall of Fame’s 2020 class. Mr. Bilas is PBC’s Ski Editor and Test Driver from our Florida office; he is also a renowned wake sports world champion.
The Ukrainian Sports Hall of Fame – located in Horsham, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia – is for athletes and coaches either born in the Ukraine or who are of Ukrainian descent. Mr. Bilas’ parents emigrated from the Ukraine to the USA in 1955.
Mr. Bilas expressed his appreciation at the honour:
“It is a great honor to be inducted into the Ukrainian Sports Hall of Fame, joining such prestigious names in the world of sports, including the greatest hockey player of all time Wayne Gretzky, Olympic gold medal figure skating champion Oksana Baiul, Chicago Bear’s Super Bowl winning coach Mike Ditka, soccer superstar Andriy Shevchenko, and Olympic gold medal winning pole vaulter Sergey Bubka — all of whom were born in the Ukraine or are of Ukrainian descent. The 2020 Induction ceremony will be held with the 2021 class of Inductees in 2021.”