The South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame will soon announce its inaugural Class of 2010. The Hall of Fame will hold its first annual induction banquet on March 27 at the Dakota Prairie Playhouse in Madison.
The principle of the Hall of Fame is two-fold. First, it will chronicle, record, and preserve the history of outstanding basketball players, teams, and contributors from across the State of South Dakota. The game of basketball has been enjoyed by so many South Dakotans, and we feel we must never lose the history and intrigue of the characters involved. Secondly, the Hall of Fame seeks to select males and females who have been outstanding on the hardwood that will, someday, be considered legends of the game. Their names and accomplishments will be etched into plaques or walls for future generations to witness.
The Hall of Fame office is located in Madison, South Dakota. There is a Board of nine members which includes Wayne Thue from Hayti, Gene Furness from Clark, Leon Tobin from Aberdeen, Bob Swanhorst from Sioux Falls, and Myron Moen, Jim Cordts, Rich Husman, Al Wieman, and Dan Holsworth, all from Madison. Attractions at the Hall of Fame will include plaques and photos of the most exceptional boys and girls to have ever played the game. There will be an interactive media display which depicts the history of those players and contributors to basketball. Display cases will exhibit basketball memorabilia from across the state. An old bus displays the names of over 200 players, coaches, referees, and the undefeated teams from the past.
We hope will be able to join us in Madison to welcome the Class of 2010 inductees and visit the Hall of Fame.