Membership in the South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame will expand to 171 during a ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 28. The 11th annual induction banquet will be at the Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls. Tickets are $35. Children 10 and younger are $10.
To be inducted are Janel Birrenkott, Jerry Even, Jayne (Even) Gust, Austin Hansen, Joe Krabbenhoft, Sarah Mannes Homstad, Arlo Mogck, Bob Pidde, Dave Thomas and Dennis Womeldorf. Inducted posthumously will be Sam Perrin, Loren Thornton and Stanton Uhlir. The 1980 Washington girls will be honored as a Team of Excellence.
Tickets include a souvenir booklet (shown at right) as well as the induction program and a catered meal. 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. All tickets will be held for pickup at the Will-Call Table at the banquet.
Memorabilia exhibits charting the careers of members of the Class of 2020 will be on display. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and 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 with a value of $285. The induction program begins at 1 p.m. with the meal to follow. When arriving please use the east parking lot and entrance. Tickets will also be available at the door at a cost of $40 and $15.
Another highlight of Hall of Fame Weekend is an informal reception for the inductees from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27, at the Ramkota. The reception is free and dress is casual. Refreshments will be available. Members of the Class of 2020 will be present and the public is encouraged to attend. Also on hand will be many Hall of Fame members inducted during previous years. Hall of Fame tours at the Sanford Pentagon will be available per request from 1-4 p.m. For more information contact SDBBHOF executive assistant Mary Pennington at email@example.com or 970-946-2605.