Hall of Honor Eligibility


The primary purpose is to honor great Laker athletes and teams of both genders and all Varsity sports the Detroit Lakes School System has sponsored along with individuals who have made a significant contribution to the long term betterment of Laker Athletics.


The secondary purpose is to continue the mission of the Foundation which is to build an endowment that will help guarantee the continuation of Laker Athletics forever.



  1. The individual must have graduated from Detroit Lakes High School and participated  in Varsity Athletics. Or The individual must have participated in Varsity Athletics for at least two years in the Detroit Lakes School System. Or The individual must have made significant contribution to the long term betterment of Laker Athletics.

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

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

  4. 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 for nomination until five years after the completion of his/her employment or term.

  5. 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 purpose of this fund is to supplement the needs of the Detroit Lakes Athletic programs for school age children. Equipment purchased must be owned by a qualifying 501(c)(3) organization. The primary emphasis will be on equipment that will be a benefit to all sports.  If no requests exist that will benefit all sports, the advisory committee will review requests from individual sports.  Fair and consistent treatment between sports over a number of years will be a primary consideration in recommending donations.