Sanford International brings more than just golf to Sioux Falls

Sanford International brings more than just golf to Sioux Falls
Published: Sep. 14, 2023 at 11:27 AM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - The PGA tour champions have made their way to the Mount Rushmore state for the Sanford international this weekend.

The activities begin on Friday.

“We start Friday with her opening ceremonies, which is obviously just a wonderful way for us to thank the community and remind them what this is all about. Obviously, some world-class golf professionals are coming through, but it’s a community event for us. We really pride ourselves in having activities for every single member of family, every business owner,” said Tournament Director Davis Trosin.

This event is more than just golf, with a variety of events and sponsors involved, including the South Dakota Beef Industry Council. There will be a military outpost for guests located behind the 17th green. This is a covered hospitality area that is handicap-accessible. The South Dakota Beef Industry Council will also provide beef sandwiches for guests all three days of the tournament.

“It gives us a chance to highlight beef. You know, you know for a national audience. It’s not just in South Dakota, but this goes out across the country and really, across the world. So, people that love golf, get to see beef highlighted and all the nutritional benefits that they can get from these because we’ve got some great athletes out here that just love the flavor of beef and they’re really complimentary and they can hardly wait to get around to the 17 hole, which is where we’re serving the sandwiches. Some of them want to start there on the 17 hole so they can have a sandwich right away because they just love it,” said Todd Mortenson of the SDBIC Board of Directors.

The Sanford International is also honoring the nation’s heroes with free admission to this year’s tournament. All active military members, retired veterans and first responders and a guest will receive free admission to the Sanford International on Friday, Saturday and Sunday by how presenting a military ID or first responder ID at the entrance for admission.

“We are proud to partner with the Sanford International and host our military, veterans and first responders,” said Sharon Haselhoff, Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort General Manager. “Our company honors those who are serving or have served our country, and it’s one of our corporate values to give back in this way. It’s our way of saying thank you and honoring these heroes.”

There will also be charitable opportunities available throughout the weekend with the Sanford Health Foundation.

“Throughout the week we will be doing a 50/50 raffle. The winner of the first drawn ticket will receive 50% of the pot, the other 50% will come back to the support team for children. And then, we have second and third place prizes, second place in Callaway driver and third place team a putter,” said Sanford Health Foundation’s Bethany Olson.

This event, full of golf, food, fun, and family continues on through Sunday.

Tickets to the Sanford International are now on sale. Patrons may purchase tickets at