2020 SSP OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT
Greetings Packer Faithful, Families and Friends,
This spring has been unique and eventful. With these unprecedented events, the South St Paul Activities and Athletics Department will be in greater need of funding from the South St Paul Open Foundation. With that, we want you to know that we WILL have our 37th annual South Saint Paul Open Golf Tournament on Monday, July 20th. However, there are a number of ways we plan to modify our event.
We invite you to play golf on your home course with your own foursomes. Wear Packer gear, take pictures and share with all of us (More details to follow but we will use your photos at the evening event.) We ask for a $50 donation to be included in the golf event and eligible for prizes. Southview Country Club will be providing the prizes for the golf event.
Southview Country Club has been gracious enough to allow non-members to golf the day of the event. You must call Southview Country Club to make a tee time at (651) 451-1169. They will accept tee times for the Open, between 10:00am and 1:00pm on July 20th. Greens fee will be $70 + tax, this includes 18 holes of golf and a cart.
Donations and golf entry fee can be made at our website, sspopen.org or mailed to SSP Open, PO Box 535, SSP MN 55075.
To ensure everyone’s safety and to abide by the CDC and State Health Department guidelines, we are cancelling the dinner and reception.
The Croatian Hall will be hosting a Happy Hour from 5:30-7:30. A portion of the proceeds from the Happy Hour will benefit the South St. Paul Open Foundation. Weather permitting the happy hour will take place on the Cro’s lawn to allow for social distancing. If it must be indoors, capacity will be limited to 75 people to abide by State guidelines. It will be first come first serve.
To ensure that our honoree, Beaver Lick, is honored appropriately. We are deferring the honor until next year’s Open event.
More details to come regarding registration, donations, sponsorships and technology logistics. But at the end of the day what we are most proud of is that we are all moving forward, and we will find a way to take a negative and turn it into a positive. Although we might not physically have 144 people in one room, for this moment, we all get to connect, host far more than 144 golfers and most importantly enjoy each other's time and celebrate the great pride & passion of what connects us all: South Saint Paul Activities and Athletics. Go Packers!
As details evolve, please visit sspopen.org for more information.
South St Paul Open Foundation Board
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
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
SSP OPEN FOUNDATION
SSP OPEN BOARD MEMBERS
Scott Oelerking, President
Scott Stengel, Treasurer
Chandra Rohrer, Event Coordinator
Erica Dwelle, Secretary
High School Liaison
Chad Sexauer, Activities Director
School Board Liaisons
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 Carrie Pietruszewski at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com with additional questions
2019 Vic Grabau
2018 Tom Dolby
2017 Paul Moen
2016 Phil Housley
2015 Bruce Baumann
Mayor Beth Baumann
2014 Tom Morris
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
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
1998 Wayne Otto
1997 James Lindell
1996 Jerry Reynolds
1995 South St. Paul Lions Club
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
SOUTH ST PAUL OPEN FOUNDATION SPONSORS
Scott & Kathy Ward
SSP Open Board
American Family-Scott Stengel
Brad & Chandra Rohrer
In Memory of Dave Pietruszewski
James Leary, CPA
Chris & Connie Walker
Kristie & Dennis Hood
Todd & Carrie Podgorski
FRIEND OF THE OPEN
Bob & Lisa Forbrook
Bruce & Marianne Baumann
In Memory of Dennis Ryan
In Memory of Whitey Willer
Kay & Mary Francis
If you are interested in becoming a sponosr of the SSP Open, please contact Carrie Pietruszewski at firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 535
South St. Paul, MN 55075
SOUTH ST PAUL OPEN
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