Tournament Takes a Kick at Raising Funds for Children

The 2013 St. Alexius Kickball Tournament, or S.A.K.T., raised more than $23,000 for St. Alexius’ The Children’s Center. This year’s event was bigger than last year’s maiden tournament, with 37 teams…13 more than last year.

S.A.K.T. took place on Saturday, September 28 at Clem Kelley Softball Complex. Many teams arrived wearing themed costumes, fancy socks and excited to play!

“The goal was to raise money to purchase new technology and renovate the pediatric unit into an imaginative small town named after St. Alexius’ official mascot, Alex the Cat,” says Kilee Harmon, St. Alexius foundation development director. “Alex Town will enhance a child’s hospital experience during his or her visit.”

New to this year’s tournament was a fundraising challenge.  Individual players or teams received a fundraising page upon registration. They could create a customized webpage to Tweet, Facebook and/or email. The team and individual player who raised the most money won some great prizes. 

Here are this year’s winning teams: (click here to view a photo album on facebook)

18-49 Recreational Division
1st Place – The Radiators, Bismarck
2nd Place – Dad’s Bad Boys, Bismarck
3rd Place – Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Bismarck

18-49 Competitive Divison
1st Place – Herdat Inc., Mandan
2nd Place – Toe Jammers, Bismarck
3rd Place – Eide Ford Ballers, Bismarck

St. Alexius would like to thank all of its sponsors for making this event possible:

Platinum Sponsors:  Sam’s Club, Dakota Community Bank, Ryan Dodge, Hot 97.5 and 96.5 The Fox

Gold Sponsors:  MDU Resources Foundation and Starion Financial

Silver Sponsors:  Laser Specialist Inc., VUE Community Credit Union, Skeels Electric, Dakota Eye Institute, Miller Insulation, Basin Electric Power Cooperative, BNC National Bank, United Printing, Scheels, Dakota Screen Arts, Walmart, Advanced Business Methods and KFYR-TV