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BHSU supporters donate a record $418,556 for student scholarships at Sutton Bay event

Author: BHSU Communications/Tuesday, August 20, 2019/Categories: Athletics, Events, Alumni, Athletics, Campus Currents, Community, Donations, Events, Staff, Scholarships, 2019

Black Hills State University raised a record $418,556 for athletic scholarships during the 5th Annual BHSU Sutton Bay Golf and Fish Outing August 12-14. Golfers pictured left to right include Ron Junek, Gordon Meeker, David Schempf, Kelly Meeker and Waylon Korkow.
Black Hills State University held the 5th Annual BHSU Sutton Bay Golf and Fish Outing August 12-14 to raise money for athletic scholarships. Thirty-three people participated raising a record $143,556. Dana and LaDawn Dykhouse contributed an additional $150,000 and an anonymous donor contributed $125,000 to raise the total to $418,556 for the scholarship coffers.

Steve Meeker, vice president of University Advancement and event coordinator, said the event is growing each year both in participation and dollars raised.

“The generosity of our supporters is incredible,” says Meeker. “I can’t thank everyone enough! BHSU Athletics awards over $1 million a year in scholarships for students to attend and participate in athletics at the university.”

BHSU Yellow Jacket scholar-athletes consistently earn national recognition for exceptional grade point averages. Since joining NCAA Division II competition in the Rocky Mountain Athletic conference (RMAC), the Yellow Jackets have earned 71 RMAC All-Academic titles and 438 designations on the Academic Honor Roll.

BHSU Football welcomes Chadron State at Lyle Hare Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. to kick-off the University’s fall athletics season.

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