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Roger Maris Celebrity Golf Tournament this Sunday!

The charitable celebrity golf tournament in honor of Roger Maris kicks off this Sunday, and I’m invited! Well, not really, our PR manager, Kim Schmidt, is busy playing in the other big event of the weekend, the McQuade’s Softball tournament , so she is sending her trusty new intern for this assignment. Not a bad gig right? I can’t explain how excited I am about this event. It is such an honor to have a Legend like Roger Maris represent our state so well, and also pretty cool. Along with being a proud North Dakotan, he put his fame to grateful use when he created this event to raise money for the community of Fargo. The Legendary golf tournament is celebrating its 35th year in action and since the first year they have raised $1,440,000 for thousands of people in Fargo’s community who benefit from Hospice, the Roger Maris Cancer Center and Shanley. Celebrities that will be attending include Mark Ladwig, 2010 Olympic Silver Medalist, who graduated from Shanley High School. His fellow alumni, Rick Helling, who played in the MLB and is now a MLB Associate will be there. Along with others who have supported the tournament for many years such as Andy Strasberg, Roy Sievers, Daniel Lee Martin, Larry Ziegler, and Dick Jonckowski. Division I Basketball coaches Ben Jacobson (Head Coach Northern Iowa Men’s Basketball, former UND basketball star from Mayville, ND) and NDSU ‘s head men’s coach, Saul Phillips (Go Bison!) will also be attending.

Golfers will tee-off on Sunday and Monday morning at 7:30, with live and silent auction on Sunday at the Holiday Inn.

Wish me luck on my first major assignment, I hope to represent North Dakota Tourism at its finest and also hope I can keep my self from not getting too starstruck!


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McQuades This Weekend!

We can’t believe it is finally here! One of the greatest events to happen in North Dakota… wait a minute.. the USA! Starting this Friday, teams from all over the country are coming to Bismarck to challenge their ability in softball competition at its finest,  The Sam McQuade Sr./Budweiser Charity Softball Tournament. The nations largest softball tournament is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year with another record of applicants, filling all categories! It is going to be a fun-filled weekend, but sounds like it could be a hot one. Make sure to cool down after or between games with the whole family at many of the swimming pools located in Bismarck/ Mandan.

Take your cool down to extreme out at Raging Rivers Water Park and Speedworld Golf and Game in Mandan, the whole family will enjoy this exciting fun in the sun atmosphere!

Hotels are filling up quickly!! If you are having troubles finding somewhere to stay or haven’t done so already contact the Bismarck CVB, they will assist you with your accomodation needs.


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