22nd Annual Mark Larscheid Memorial Golf Tournament Raises $11,000 for BHSU Scholarship Fund

The 22nd Annual Mark Larscheid Memorial Golf Tournament was held July 1 at Spearfish Canyon Golf Club. The annual tournament, named in memory of Mark Larscheid, a distinguished Black Hills State University (BHSU) alumni, student, and athlete, , attracted 144 golfers who gathered to honor his legacy. 
Larscheid, a former hurdler and football player at BHSU from 1969-1973, tragically lost his life in an automobile accident in 2000. Since then, the Mark Larscheid Memorial Golf Tournament has been an event dedicated to celebrating his life and supporting future generations of student-athletes. 
This year's tournament raised $11,000 through generous contributions from hole sponsors, donations, and a silent auction. The funds raised will be added to the Mark Larscheid scholarship fund, which supports deserving male or female track student-athletes each year. The scholarship utilizes the investment earnings from the scholarship endowment, ensuring a lasting impact for aspiring student-athletes. With this year's donation, the scholarship fund has surpassed $97,000, making it even more capable of providing substantial support to recipients. 
Mikayla Tracy, a sprinter from Spearfish, was honored as the recipient of the Mark Larscheid Memorial Scholarship this past year. The scholarship not only recognizes outstanding athletic achievements but also emphasizes the values and spirit that Larscheid embodied during his time at BHSU. 
In addition to the golf tournament, attendees took part in several other activities throughout the day. BHSU track and field student-athletes hosted a putting contest, showcasing their skills and engaging participants in friendly competition. Over 200 attendees enjoyed a steak tip dinner, live music, and gathering with friends and family. The day was also marked by special moments, including a hole-in-one and team pictures. 
Mary Larscheid-Christensen, host of the Mark Larscheid Memorial Golf Tournament, said, “Thank you to everyone that played and attended for making this the best ever day of remembering Mark.”