On Thursday, January 26th, 2017, Peter and Gerd Jordano were amongst the 77 honorees in the first induction class of Santa Barbara High School's Athletics Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame includes three categories of inductees: athletic achievement, coaching achievement, and community leaders.
Gerd Jordano, a song leader for the Dons in the 1950's called the induction "an incredible honor. We were so pleasantly surprised to get this invitation." The Jordanos are also involved in the Peabody Stadium renovation project. "We're delighted with the work that's going to be done. We've seen the plans for the Peabody Stadium, it's going to be outstanding," Jordano said. "It's going to serve the future athletes of Santa Barbara High School in a great way. The community will also benefit from this beautiful stadium."
The Jordanos, inducted as community leaders, were joined by retired Colorado Rockies outfielder Ryan Spilborghs, former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham, and NCAA tennis star Alison Hardey.
Of his fellow inductees, Spilborghs said “You look at the names with ye Olde Gange, there are some awesome names in here. It’s pretty incredible when I look at the alumni of Santa Barbara High. I’m blown away by it, honestly.”