It is with sincere regret the Detroit Lakes Athletic Foundation committee members have decided to postpone the 2020 Hall of Honor Banquet to the fall of 2021. We reached this difficult decision as a result of the necessary restrictions that remain in place due to the COVID 19 pandemic that has impacted the world.
Our goal for the Hall of Honor Banquet has always been to recognize and honor outstanding Laker athletes, teams, coaches and individuals who have made significant contributions to the betterment of Laker athletics. An important component of this celebration of accomplishments is the ability to bring together family members, friends, former teammates and other people who are important to the inductees. Unfortunately, that critical piece is currently not possible due to the difficult situation the world is currently facing. At this time, the state of Minnesota is only allowing entertainment gatherings of up to 50 people and only in an outdoor setting. In order to move forward with the Hall of Honor Banquet this fall, the state would need to increase the maximum gathering capacity limit by 400 percent, allowing groups of up to 200 people. Since we can’t control the weather, the restriction on indoor gatherings would also need to be lifted in order to hold the banquet indoors. The committee decided the likelihood of these restrictions loosening to that extent in a timeframe that would allow for inductees, their families and friends to finalize travel plans was simply unrealistic.
We sincerely regret this unfortunate turn of events and hope all of our incredible inductees, their families and friends are understanding of the situation and will be willing to join us for the Hall of Honor Banquet in the fall of 2021. We will work especially hard between now and then to prepare a celebration that will provide the induction class with the honor and recognition they have earned.
The DLAF Hall of Honor Inductees for the fall of 2020, now for the fall of 2021 are:
2007-08 Girls Basketball
Team Members: Caitlin Berg, Alice Branden, Macey Bentley, Jena Hanson, Abby Hoganson, Hallie Hoganson, Betsy Hutchinson, Robin Hutchinson, Annie Klein, Alexis Kotschevar, Dani Labine, Corey Lof, Morgan Lof, Karin Norby, Nicole Norby, and Brianne Thompson
Student Managers: Sarah Baukol, and Kelsey Bridgeman
Head Coach: Mike Hoganson
Asst. Coaches: Kalan Malchow, Kris Omberg, and Aaron Swenson