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Investing in the Future of Laker Athletics


The Detroit Lakes Athletic Foundation is beginning phase two of building toward our goal of growing the endowment to  $1 million.  This year the DLAF will be reaching out to past donors who have met their 5 year commitment to consider extending their pledges.

The DLAF committee will also reach out in an effort to grow the membership of the Foundation.  Since the original fund drive we have a whole new generation of potential Foundation members that have not been made aware of the opportunities available to support the Foundation and the future of Laker Athletics. If you are not already a member of the DLAF, please consider joining and help make a lasting impact on Laker Athletics. If you would like to learn more about the goals of the Foundation, please contact any one of the DLAF committee members listed in the “Contact Us” tab of this website. We’d love to share our vision of how, together, we can help ensure Laker Athletics can be successful and affordable long into the future.


Nominations for 2019 Hall of Honor Induction

*Nominations for 2019 must be received by Jun 15th, 2019.

There are many deserving Laker athletes, coaches and volunteers who have been nominated for this honor. Every two years six members are chosen. The Detroit Lakes Athletic Foundation would welcome nominations of potential future inductees. The eligibility requirements for the Laker Athletic Hall of Honor are:

A: The individual must have graduated from Detroit Lakes High School and participated in Varsity Athletics.


The individual must have participated in Varsity Athletics for at least two years in the Detroit Lakes School System. 


The individual must have made significant contribution to the long term betterment of Laker Athletics.

B: The individuals scheduled graduation must be a minimum of ten years prior to the nomination.

C: Varsity teams are eligible as a whole group but no more than one team can be honored with each entrance group.

D: The individual must not be a current employee of the school district or a member of the Detroit Lakes Athletic Foundation Board of Directors and may not be considered or nomination until five years after the completion of his/her employment or term.

E: The individual must be a representative example of the Detroit Lakes High School’s concept of dedication and demonstrates high qualities of character and leadership.

The Detroit Lakes Athletic Foundation is a non profit organization raising endowment funds to help insure that future generations have the opportunity to compete in Laker Athletics.