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Sheri Ellis Golf Tournament Registration

Yankton Girls Softball Association

Yankton Girls Softball Association has been awarded the U10 “A” & U12 “B” youth girls Northern
National Fast Pitch Softball Tournament and the Northern Regional U10, U12 and U14 “C” Division Fast
Pitch Tournament. The games will run from Wednesday July 25th thru Sunday July 29th in Yankton at all
three softball complexes – Sertoma Park, Summit Fields and Riverside Park. In order to make this
tournament a success, we will need the Yankton Community’s support with a wide variety of volunteer
positions to fill.

Please indicate what day(s), hours and what you would like to volunteer for. Please email that information
to – Please put VOLUNTEER in the subject line.
Thank you for helping make this a successful tournament here in Yankton.

Volunteer Positions:
Gate Keepers
Field Prep Help
Concession Stand – Summit Center & Riverside
Distributing Water – to umpires and the dugouts
T-Shirt & Souvenir Sales
Team Check-In

Thank You,
Yankton Girls Softball Association

Runners-on your marks

Runners across the country will be entering races this summer and fall. The Get to the Point running events will be held Saturday, Sept. 29th in Elk Point, SD. There are a timed half marathon and a 5k, as well as fun races for 2 groups of younger runners. Youth who are 5-8 years old have a mini .2 mile, and those 9-12 years old will run a mini .4 mile course They will walk out with a volunteer and parent  and run back in. Jog strollers are allowed for the half and 5k.

Enter by Sept. 11th, and a great dri-fit shirt will be reserved. There will be some extra shirts available but entering by the deadline guarantees the shirt. Half entries receive a finisher medal, and age division ribbons will be given for the top 3 males and females in each age bracket.  The courses are flat and on blacktop, and there will be portables and break tables on the course. Everyone entered wil join in on the food and beverages when they return. Extra meals are only $5, and can be paid at check in.

Enter now at under get to the point running. Great discounts are available now. Proceeds support the Clay-Union foundation, Inc. and scholarships at 3 local High schools. Need a motel – call Hometowne Inn- exit 18 off I-29 at 605-456-2667 for a great room.


On Saturday, June 23rd, United Way will host its 2nd annual Day of Caring, a one day, community – wide event where volunteers can come together to change lives, one project at a time.
Day of Caring promotes the value of volunteerism and demonstrates that neighbors helping neighbors can create positive change in the lives of local families. Community members can register to participate in 1 of 8 projects to benefit local non-profit agencies.

Day of Caring projects thus far include:
• Fresh Paint, New Beginnings Assist Habitat for Humanity in painting a newly constructed home for a local family. Volunteers with all skills levels are welcome. Must be 14 years of age.

• Roll Up Your Sleeves Support the Clothing Closet by sorting, organizing and displaying gently used, donated clothing. Volunteers with all skills levels are welcome A family friendly opportunity!

• Bright Outlook – Great Futures Help the Boys & Girls Club keep their facility clean and bright with summer cleaning projects like window washing! Volunteers with all skill levels are welcome. A family friendly opportunity!

• Seeds of Hope Assist Pathways Shelter for the Homeless provide a welcoming space for families experiencing homelessness. Volunteers with all skills levels are welcome. Must be 14 years of age.

• Summer Slide Book Drive Sort & label donated children’s books to benefit The Big Red Bookshelf program.
Volunteers with all skill levels are welcome. A family friendly opportunity!

• Sack Pack Summer Sweep Help pack easy to prepare, nutritious food to be distributed to school age children who are at risk of hunger. Also assist with cleaning & organizing. Volunteers with all skill levels are welcome. A family friendly opportunity!

• Fixer Upper: Volunteer Edition Aid Servant Hearts Clinic by updating client care space. Volunteers with all skill levels are welcome. Must be 14 years of age.

• Mission: Organization Support Pathways Shelter for the Homeless Rapid Rehousing Program by organizing donated household necessities. Must be able to lift heavy furniture. Must be 14 years of age.
Volunteers can sign up individually or create teams. Pre-registration is required to participate.

New opportunity for teaching artists: July 1 deadline

PIERRE, S.D. – Artists who are interested in becoming involved in the South Dakota Arts Council’s Artists in Schools and Communities (AISC) program can now apply for endorsement to the roster. The Council is now accepting applications through July 1. The next opportunity for artists to apply will be in the fall of 2018.

The Artists in Schools and Communities program provides intensive, hands-on educational opportunities in all arts disciplines to students of all ages across the state by providing funds to schools and nonprofit organizations that bring in groups and individuals for residencies. The artists are responsible for developing their residency lesson plans. Residencies are coordinated through the South Dakota Arts Council office as part of its Arts in Education programming.

Applicants should begin preparing materials now. The application process is somewhat involved, requiring completion of an applicant profile, an artist statement, resume/biography, a residency outline, references, and letters of support. Support documentation and work samples are also required.

Artists interested in applying for the Artists in Schools and Communities program must apply through the SDAC’s online e-grant process. Hard copies of the applications will not be accepted. For more information and a link to the e-grant system, visit Contact Rebecca Cruse, SDAC deputy director at 605-773-3301 or with questions regarding the AISC program.

An office of the South Dakota Department of Tourism, the South Dakota Arts Council’s mission is to provide grants and services to artists, arts organizations and schools across the state, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and South Dakota state government.

The South Dakota Department of Tourism is comprised of Tourism and the South Dakota Arts Council. The Department is led by Secretary James D. Hagen.

Summer Activities Available

Are you looking to get your child involved this summer?  The Yankton Recreation Department has several openings in a variety of summer activities such as Red Cross Swimming Lessons, Performing Arts, Physical Activity & Sports, Strength & Conditioning Programs, Educational Classes, Day Camps and much more.  Visit our website at to get a full listing of all the exciting programs we have to offer.

You can view, register, and submit payment for all of the summer programs and activities directly from the City of Yankton’s website.  Or call or visit the Summit Activities Center during regular business hours to register.

For further information, please call 668-5234 or stop by the Summit Activities Center at 1801 Summit Street.  Remember to follow the Yankton Parks and Recreation Department on our Facebook Page.