Vern Larson


A dedicated member of Pierre, S.D., Lodge No. 1953, Larson has been with the Hoop Shoot for almost the entirety of its time as a national program—49 years. For the past 26 years, he’s served as Director of Northwest Central Region 2. He’s served as Lodge and State director, helped raise funds to establish the Hoop Shoot exhibit in the Basketball Hall of Fame, and served as contest announcer for 30 years, a.k.a Mr. Rules.

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