Hall of Fame to induct 13 in banquet on Aug. 28

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     For over a decade the South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame has strived to research, document and illuminate the careers of the finest players ever to perform in our state. We will welcome 13 new members into the Hall of Fame during a ceremony on Saturday Aug. 28. Tickets are now available to the public for the induction banquet to be held at the Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls. The cost is $35 per ticket and $10 for children 10 and younger.

     The induction class includes Janel Birrenkott, Jerry Even, Jayne (Even) Gust, Austin Hansen, Joe Krabbenhoft, Sarah Mannes Homstad, Arlo Mogck, Bob Pidde, Dave Thomas and Dennis Womeldorf. To be inducted posthumously are Sam Perrin, Loren Thornton and Stanton Uhlir. Recognized as a Team of Excellence will be the Washington girls of 1980.

     Tickets include the induction program, a catered meal and a souvenir booklet. Order via the PayPal option on the lower right-hand portion of this website or by sending a check to SDBBHOF, 2210 W. Pentagon Place, Sioux Falls, SD 57107. Tickets purchased in either manner will be reserved and may be claimed at the Will-Call Table at the banquet.

     Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and on display will be memorabilia exhibits of the inductees. Hall of Fame apparel and mementos will be available for purchase. Raffle tickets will be sold with the winner receiving one men’s or women’s Hall of Fame ring valued at $285. The banquet starts with the induction program at 1 p.m. with the meal to follow. Please use the east parking lot and entrance. Tickets will also be available at the door for $40 and $15.

     An informal reception for the inductees will be from 4-6 p.m. on Friday Aug. 27 at the Ramkota. The reception is free and dress is casual. Refreshments will be available. The public is encouraged to attend. For additional information please contact SDBBHOF executive assistant Mary Pennington at mepcpa@hotmail.com or 970-946-2605.

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