Friends of Basketball


Elda Mahler

Year Inducted: 1995

Category: Friends of Basketball

Schools / Organizations:
Lincoln Community High School


Some people called the quartet from Lincoln, the “Lincoln Crazies,” but those who know them prefer “Lincoln Ladies.”  They are easily distinguishable by their red, green, and white hats.  They happened upon them while vacationing in Frankenmuth, Michigan at Bronners’ Christmas Store.  The women say those hats have given them many hours of enjoyment and drawn compliments from fans at home and away.  Elda Mahler started her affair with Railer basketball when she attended Lincoln High School from 1938-42.  She began attending road games with friends after graduation.  Elda Mahler died on September 3, 2015 at the age of 91.