Thank You for Getting a Kick Out of Helping Kids!
Proceeds benefit infants and families served in St. Alexius’ Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)!

Thank you to the sponsors, participants, volunteers and fans of the third annual SAKT (St. Alexius Kickball Tournament) held Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Clem Kelley Softball Complex in Bismarck.

With your help we raised more than $42,000 in proceeds, which will purchase new technology and upgrade the NICU into a more aesthetically-pleasing environment for our littlest patients and their families. View 2014 SAKT photos here!

Save the date for SAKT 2015 – Saturday, September 26!

Congratulations to the SAKT 2014 Fundraising Challenge Winners!
Top Individual Fundraiser - Zach French raised $3,185. Zach won a 60” Flat Screen TV sponsored by Walmart ($900 value).
Top Fundraising Team - Ball Crushers raised $3,835. They won a pizza and beer party for the entire team, sponsored by MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub ($100 value).

Congratulations to SAKT 2014’s Successful Fundraisers!
NICU’s Bottle Warmer Fundraisers - $250 - $499 ($250 helps us purchase one bottle warmer)

Travis Skiple, Big Red Balls   
Lucas Schafer, Herdat Inc.
Aundrea Van Rooyen, Let’s Get Physical
Adam Goroski, Team Awkward   
Jen Vesey, Let’s Get Physical   
Renae Fettig, Let’s Get Physical   
Jamie Schmidt, Let’s Get Physical   
Amanda Grossman, Bismarck Fireballs
Joy Backman, One Kick Wonders
Damion Brown, Vickey’s Honey Badgers

NICU’s Rockers Fundraisers - $500 - $999 ($500 helps purchase one rocking chair)

Laine Hasper, Team DLC

NICU’s Bassinettes Fundraisers - $1,000+ ($1,500 helps purchase one bassinette)

Heath Lessard, Don’t Stop Ballieving
Zach French, Ball Crushers
James Decker, Playground Powerhouse

Congratulations to all SAKT 2014 teams!

16+ Coed Recreational Results
1st Place – Brew Crew, Bismarck, ND
2nd Place – Captain Crunch and the Cereal Killers, Bismarck, ND
3rd Place – Super Slide Sliders, Bismarck, ND

16+ Coed Competitive Results
1st Place – Herdat Inc., Mandan, ND (third year in a row as champions!)
2nd Place – VUE Community Credit Union, Bismarck, ND
3rd Place – Advanced Business Methods, Bismarck, ND

Congratulations to all SAKT 2014 Best Uniform Challenge Winners!
Some teams competed in the Best Uniform Challenge. There are three different categories teams competed in. Here are the winners!

  • Superhero – Brew Crew (dressed as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • 1980’s – Ballbarians (dressed as 1980’s Saturday Night Live characters)
  • Fashionable (open category) – Vicky’s Honey Badgers (women dressed as men and men dressed as women)

SAKT 2014 Ambassador
Click here to meet Will Strand. “On May 11, 2005, I was born at 24 weeks and six days. I spent three months in St. Alexius’ Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). There were many times when I almost didn’t make it. My family and I are so grateful to St. Alexius’ NICU physicians and nurses because they helped me fight for my life. I’m a healthy nine-year-old, super-energetic boy! Please participate in SAKT 2014 to help other kids like me!” -Will Strand, SAKT 2014 Ambassador

What is the St. Alexius Kickball Tournament (SAKT)?
The game we all played as kids is now the center of a fundraising event for kids! Proceeds from the one-day, coed kickball tournament go to improve patient care at St. Alexius Medical Center.  In 2012 and 2013, funds helped purchase new technology and renovate the pediatric unit into an imaginative town named after St. Alexius’ official mascot, “Alex the Cat.” The purpose of Alex Town is to enhance a child’s hospital experience during his or her visit.  SAKT 2014 raised money to purchase new technology and upgrade the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) into a more aesthetically-pleasing environment for our littlest patients and their families.

Media Stories from SAKT 2014

SAKT Information
For more information on SAKT contact Kilee at (701) 530-7394 or email.

Facebook and Twitter
This year, SAKT 2014 has a great social media presence.

  • Check out its Facebook event page by Facebookclicking here.
  • Don’t forget toTwitter Tweet about it by using #SAKT.


Thank You to Our Sponsors
Ryan Dodge NISC
Us Country 103.3    
MDU Resources Foundation American Bank Center Skeels Electric Company
VUE Community Credit Union Laser Specialists House of Color
Dakota Eye Institute Basin Electric Cooperative Advanced Business Methods
BaderMaids, Inc.,
Commercial Cleaning
Badlands Environmental Consutants Prairie Engineering PC Mid Dakota Surgery Dept. & Vein Center
Miller Insulation Starion Financil