Golf tournaments and an auction raised more than $33,500 for athletic scholarships at Black Hills State University this year.

John Kietzmann, director of development at BHSU, recently announced the results of the four successful fundraisers for the BHSU athletic department and thanked the community.  “Black Hills State University is very appreciative of the support from all of the participants,” said Kietzmann.

Three of the fundraisers are annual golf tournaments.  The Mark Larscheid Memorial Golf Tournament, which has been held for the last seven years to raise money for a track and field scholarship, is held to celebrate Larscheid’s memory.  Larscheid was a BHSU grad and track and field standout.  The family donated $2,500 this year from the golf tournament. 

Over $6,000 for scholarships was raised at the annual Yellow Jacket/Gold Dust Golf Tournament, held in June.  The “Old Baldy” Yellow Jacket Golf Classic, also held in June in Saratoga, Wyo., raised over $21,000 for athletic scholarships.

The 17th annual Yellow Jacket/Gold Dust Benefit Auction was held this fall.  This year’s auction raised over $10,000 from items donated from local and national businesses.

For more information, contact Kietzmann at 642-6385 or JohnKietzmann@bhsu.edu.