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Tickets on sale for 2010 SD Sports Hall of Fame banquet

February 09, 2010 by

Tickets are on sale for the 2010 South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame banquet to be held Saturday, April 10, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

All ticket sales will be handled by the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Tickets are $35 in advance with a limited number of tickets available at the door for $40. Advance tickets are available by calling the Sioux Falls Convention Center at 605-367-4100.

The deadline for advance sales is Wednesday, April 7. The banquet starts with a social at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the induction ceremony at 7 p.m.

Eric Piatkowski, a Rapid City Stevens graduate who went on to play 14 seasons in the NBA after being selected in the first-round of the 1994 league draft, will be among 10 inductees honored at the banquet.

The inductees will also include a pair of wrestling legends: Doland native Dennis Koslowski, a two-time Olympic medalist, and Miller product Gary "Smokey" Wallman, South Dakota's first NCAA Division I All-American.

Other members of the 2010 induction class are tennis player/coach Chris "Sandvig" Dummermuth, golfer Dave Hanten, coach/promoter/historian Jim Quinn, track athlete/coach Gary Schwartz, South Dakota State basketball players James "Sunny Jim" Schmidt and Dave Thomas and Northern State basketball player/prep coach Marv Rasmussen. Piatkowski now lives in Omaha; Hanten, Wallman, Dummermuth and Thomas in Sioux Falls; Koslowski in Minnetonka, Minn.; Schwartz in Springdale, Ark.; Rasmussen in Langford; and Schmidt in Dell Rapids. Quinn is being honored posthumously.

The Hall of Fame was established by the South Dakota Sportswriters Association in 1968 and is now an independent non-profit organization. The 2010 class of inductees will boost membership to 205.

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