MSC golf fundraiser 2022

The 14th annual Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament, hosted by the Minnesota State College Southeast Foundation, took place on Monday, August 1, 2022, at Cedar Valley Golf Course in Winona.  

This year, 147 golfers participated in the event, which raises funds to support scholarships and programs at Minnesota State College Southeast. 

“It was a perfect day for golf, and we had a record number of golfers,” stated Casie Johnson, the college’s director of stewardship and foundation operations. “We are thrilled to announce that we raised almost $42,000 this year, by far the most ever for our Winona tournament.”

“We are so grateful to our supporters and participants who helped make this event such a stunning success,” said Josiah Litant, the college's vice president of strategic initiatives and executive director of the MSC Southeast Foundation. “Their commitment to supporting our foundation — and most importantly to supporting our students — truly speaks to the passion that our community has for the college and the work we do.”

The day’s activities included 18 holes of four-person scramble golf, a variety of golf-related games, an arm span raffle, and a picnic-style dinner. In addition to the sponsors listed below, area businesses donated over $15,000 in items for the silent auction. 

“The funds raised from this event are critical to helping us provide scholarships to ensure that our students have continued access to an affordable college education, and we are deeply appreciative of everyone who helps us make that possible,” said Litant.

Sponsors for the tournament included WNB Financial, Pliant Castings, Altra Federal Credit Union, Avient Corporation, Excel Images, HBC, Inc., Jumpstart Sales, Inc., Merchants Bank, Miller Ingenuity, OWA Architects, LLC., River Valley Media Group, Solvay, Winona State University, Xcel Energy, Nick and Maria Lundquist, Mississippi Welders Supply Co., RTP Co., Farmers Insurance — Doug Troke Agency, Fastenal, Itechra, Lewiston Auto, Dan and Natalie Matejka, Jerry and Pat Papenfuss, Plumbers Mechanical Group, Supreme Graphics, Winona Nursery, WKBT News 8 Now, Wm. Miller Scrap Co., Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Options Plus Homecare, and Ron Wenzel.