Charlotte, October 10, 2017 – The International Sports Hall of Fame announced that it has appointed Eric Hillman to the Global Advisory Board; Eric Hillman is co-founder and co-CEO of Europa Sports Products, one of the nation’s largest distributor of high-quality health and sports nutrition products to mass market retailers, gyms, box owners, health food stores, and specialty supplement retailers. Each year, the Global Advisory Board carries the exclusive responsibility of selecting five to six of the world’s best athletes; the inductees are nominated based on their legendary contributions to their sport and the sporting community at large. Last year’s inductees included Apollo Ohno, Lou Ferrigno, Bill Kazmaier, Herschel Walker, and Dr. Tom Rasandich.

“Eric’s nomination and selection came as a result of what our Committee felt were the best qualities for serving as a Global Advisory Board member and understanding not only the unique opportunity to serve but the responsibility of selecting the best candidates for Induction. Eric’s selection was the result of not only what we look for in a Board member but his personal accomplishments. Eric joins a very exclusive club and we are happy to have him on, we feel strongly that he will contribute immensely to our efforts and was the best person for the position,” said Fairfax Hackley ISHOF Senior Advisor.

It stands to reason that since Global Advisory Council members make their recommendations based on such high standards, the council members themselves should also hail from the upper echelons of sport. Hillman’s appointment is the result of his upstanding and longstanding contributions in the world of fitness, including his own athletic accomplishments, professional milestones, and personal achievements.

“It’s an honor to not only have been nominated, but also invited to serve on the Global Advisory Board. I
look forward to working with and among so many recognized figures of the sporting community,”
Hillman said.

In addition to being Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Europa Sports Products, Eric Hillman is and has been a National NPC judge, NPC Chairman, IFBB Professional, Mr. Olympia Judge, USA Rugby Trust Board Member, Size Coach for Appalachian State University and Professional Member of the ISSN. As a successful entrepreneur, he’s been instrumental in catapulting some of the industry’s biggest brands into the mainstream.

In a way, this appointment to the Global Advisory Council is just the latest outlet for Hillman to keep fueling the success of the world’s best athletes.

Marcus Hermens, Chief Marketing Officer,
Europa Sports Products
704-405- 9135

About Europa Sports Products
Based in Charlotte, NC, Europa Sports Products is recognized as an industry leader in the distribution of nutritional and sports supplements, sports drinks and accessories to mass market retailers, gyms, health food stores and specialty supplement retailers. Europa offers approximately 7,000 products representing 280 of the industry’s leading brands. With 10 massive distribution centers and offices strategically located nationwide, Europa’s expedited delivery process allows customers to keep “Just in Time” inventory. Europa is setting the industry standard in quality, product assortment, customer service and satisfaction. For more information visit

About the International Sports Hall of Fame
The International Sports Hall of Fame is a 501(c) Non Profit foundation established to honor the world’s greatest athlete legends in all sports. This is a global organization that believes recognition of these remarkable sports people should endure and be recognized long after their careers have ended. Just as important is what Hall of Fame candidates do later in life, in giving back to others and society, with charity work, and mentoring young people. For more information visit