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Southview Country Club

11:00am        Registration and Grab & Go Box Lunch

12:30pm        Shotgun Start-4 Person Scramble



Croatian Hall

5:30pm        Social Hour

6:00pm        Dinner

7:30pm        Program and Awards Reception - Richard “Beaver” Lick, Honoree Presentation

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The South St. Paul Open Foundation is sponsoring the 47th Annual Golf event on Monday, July 19, 2021, at Southview Country Club. The South St. Paul Open Foundation has provided nearly a $1,000,000 to activities and athletics since 1974. This year’s honoree is Richard “Beaver” Lick. Beaver is a member of the Class of 1954, and long-time supporter of the Packers. We look forward to honoring and thanking him.


We need your support to continue providing resources to the students of South St. Paul. Here’s how you can you can help:

1. Sponsorship - There are seven levels of sponsorship that start with our title sponsor at $7,500 and various other sponsorship opportunities from $5,000 to as low as $100 that includes amenities attached to each level of support. Sponsorship details can be found at


2. Live Auction - For the live auction, we are seeking larger value items, i.e, a week at a cabin, frequent flier tickets, time share vacation places, etc. If you have something to donate, please contact Scott Oelerking at 651-755-0670.

The 2021 Golf Tournament  is Full. Thank you everyone!! 


If have have already registered for golf and would like to pay online, or if you would like to attend the dinner at The Cro, click the link below to go directly to our online store.


The South St. Paul Open Foundation is a community based, volunteer group committed to supporting co-curricular activities. From the Arts to Athletics, the South St. Paul Open Foundation is commited to enhancing the experience available for students at South St. Paul Secondary.

Some activities that the SSP Open Foundation have helped to fund

Activities Banquet
New Oboe for Band

Craig Felton Press Box

Football Practice Jerseys
Hall of Fame
Baseball Hitting Tees, Screens and Turf Mats

Dance Team Garment Bags

Swim Team Pace Clocks

Elementary Track Meet
Hudl Video Software for All Sports

Show Choir Copyright Fees

Boys & Girls Basketball Shooting Machines







Scott Oelerking, President


Scott Stengel, Treasurer


Kim Bauer, Event Coordinator


Erica Dwelle, Secretary

Dan Williams

High School Liaison

Chad Sexauer, Activities Director

School Board Liaisons

Kristie Hood

The South St. Paul Open started in 1974 as a fundraising group supporting athletics at South St. Paul Senior High. Today the focus has expanded to support all co-curricular activities and their parent-run booster clubs in South St. Paul Schools.


The SSP Open Board of Directors is made of community volunteers who have a passion and deep commitment to South St. Paul Public Schools and the co-curricular programs of this community.

In 2012, the organization became an officially IRS-recognized Foundation. Many people played integral roles to make this happen, but we would like to recognize and thank Jodee Paape and Ken Rohlf for their in-kind work with their incredible expertise to manage the tedious details.


The Board meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 8:00pm at the Croatian Hall. Meetings are open to the public. During these meetings, the Board reviews requests for funding from school district organizations, then organize and plan the fundraising events related to this group.

The Board is always looking for people interested in helping with our cause. If you or someone you knows has any interest in helping with this organization, please contact
Mark Duffy at




How does a South St. Paul Booster group join financial partnership with the South St. Paul Open Foundation?


  • South St. Paul Booster groups must first submit to the State of Minnesota for an Article of Incorporation that lists at a minimum a President, Treasurer, and Director.

  • The SSP Booster must then complete the Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement with the South St. Paul Open Foundation.

  • The SSP Booster group must provide to the SSP Open a copy of their meeting minutes designating individuals who will be able to deposit and request funds as well as request any financial reports from their specific account within the SSP Open Foundation. Booster groups must submit their minutes each time the designated individuals list changes.

  • See Booster Club FAQ document for step by step directions.


Please contact Carrie Pietruszewski at with additional questions 

2019      Vic Grabau

               Gerry Gustafson

2018      Tom Dolby

2017      Paul Moen

2016      Phil Housley

2015      Bruce Baumann

               Mayor Beth Baumann
2014      Tom Morris

               Royce Morrissette​
2013      Dr. Dana Babbitt
2012      John Laliberte
2011      Kay Francis

2010      Bruce Ruecker

2009      Jim Metzen

2008      Harold “Red” Leonard

2007      David Glazier

2006      Susan O’Brien

2005      Pete Locke

2004      Doug Woog

2003      Jim Carter

2002      David Metzen

2001      Dale Schenian

               Don Harris


Distinguished Recipients

The South St Paul Open Foundation Board recognizes individuals and groups that have made a significant contribution to South St. Paul and the co-curricular programs for the public schools.  Either through time or financial support, these individuals and groups have committed significant personal resources to help the young people of our community over the years. They recognized the importance of the opportunities provided the young people of South St. Paul by these programs.


The South St. Paul Open places great importance on the impact an individual or a group can have on a community and that community’s youth. It is with great care and respect that we select an Honoree each year. 


If you have an individual or group that you feel The Open should recognize, please feel free to email The Open Foundation and submit a nomination.


2000       Worth & Mary Stiles

1999       Milton McMorrow

               1979 Girls’ Track Team

               Bremer Bank

1998       Wayne Otto

1997       James Lindell

1996       Jerry Reynolds

1995       South St. Paul Lions Club

               Croatian Hall

1994       Donald “Whitey” Willer

               1947 Hockey Team

1993       Pete Veldman

1992       Everett “Doc” Flom

1991       Charles “Lefty” Smith

1990       Al Belde

1989       Gallagher-Hansen VFW

1988       Bernard St. Peter

1987       Fred Jones

1986       Corinne Livengood

1985       Steve Silianoff

1984       Sam Ettinger



Bremer Bank 



The Ward Family



BLVD Tavern 

Fury Motors

Twin City Hide, Inc.



Croatian Hall

Duffy Homes Group

In Memory of Bill Marlow

Only One Auto Glass


Southview Country Club

Tom Dolby

Two Tree Creative



Archer Exteriors 

Bruce Nelson Plumbing & Heating

Centennial Glass

Cherokee Manufacturing

Culligan Water

Drain Blaster Bill

In Memory of Dave Pietruszewski

James Leary, CPS

Scott Stengl American Family Insurance

Steve Doody, CFP of Edward Jones 

Taurinskas Law Firm, P.A.

The Rohrer Family

The Stalock Family 

Three Rivers Contracting

Twin Cities Foot & Ankle Clinic

Wold Architects and Engineers


Beth Baumann

Chris & Connie Walker

Dakota Unlimited

G2 Dental

Greg Belde

Levander, Gillen & Miller, P.A.

Marge Willer

MidWestOne Bank

The Counihan Family

The Hood Family

The Oelerking Family 

The Podgorski Family


Bob & Lisa Forbrook 

Bruce & Marianne Baumann

Butch Moening

Homerun Leadership, LLC

Illetschko’s Meats & Smokehouse

Kay & Mary Francis

Old Dutch

Stockyards Tavern & Chophouse

SOMINN Machinery Sales

If you are interested in becoming a sponosr of the SSP Open, please contact Kim Bauer at




PO Box 535

South St. Paul, MN 55075


For any general inquiries, please fill in the following contact form:

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