May 2015

At the May 19, 2015 board meeting, the Aberdeen Hotel Alliance presented the following events, groups, and organizations with approved funding for their event.

Dacotah Soccer Cup Tournament



Dacotah Soccer CupHub City Soccer Club is the largest youth organization in Northeastern South Dakota with approximately 2,000 players participating in each of the recreation paying seasons (spring and fall). The players range from ages 4 through 19 and represent approximately 1,500 families in Aberdeen and the surrounding area.

The 2014 Dacotah Cup will be held in Aberdeen at the Moccasin Creek Soccer Complex June 19 through 21, 2015.
Pictured from left to right is Jason Welk of Super 8, Jenna Rasmussen of Super 8, Bryana Darling of TownePlace Suites, Christi Barrus of Quality Inn, Erin Fouberg with Hub City Soccer, Michelle Jones of Hampton Inn, Kari Lozenski of AmericInn, Jody Zueger with Hub City Soccer, Heather Sahli of Holiday Inn Express, Jennifer Woracek of Holiday Inn Express, and Diana Ketterling of Ramada.


NESD Celtic Faire


NESD Celtic Faire
The Northeast South Dakota Celtic Faire and Games is a two day event which will feature a unique blend of sporting events, agricultural events and the arts, such as storytelling, dance and music, which will educate the public on Celtic culture and its contribution and impact on our American society and culture.

There are many activities such as concerts, musical workshops, dance performances, dance instruction, heritage arts demonstrations, traditional Celtic sporting events, historical and genealogical experts and authors will give participants a well-rounded understanding of the Celtic peoples and the lives they lived.

The NESD Celtic Faire is scheduled for September 19-20 at the Brown County Fairgrounds.

Pictured from left to right is Jason Welk of Super 8, Jenna Rasmussen of Super 8, Michelle Jones of Hampton Inn, Kari Lozenski of AmericInn, Jennifer Woracek of Holiday Inn Express, Jean Taylor with NESD Celtic Faire, Heather Sahli of Holiday Inn Express, Lois Breckner with NESD Celtic Faire, Bryana Darling of TownePlace Suites, Diana Ketterling of Ramada and Christi Barrus of Quality Inn.

NSU Barnett Center
NSU Barnett Center
The Barnett Center and NSU bring thousands of people to the
Aberdeen Community each year and play a significant role in the Aberdeen economy.The Barnett Center/Wachs Arena is in dire need of technology upgrades to remain a competitive destination for State tournament events, other various community events,and to ensure NSU is competitive in recruiting the best and brightest student-athletes to campus. NSU has made multiple investments in the Barnett Center in the past couple of years and will fund the majority of the Barnett Center upgrades through fundraising.

Pictured from left to right is Jennifer Woracek of Holiday Inn Express, Jason Welk of Super 8, Kari Lozenski of AmericInn, Jenna Rasmussen of Super 8, Josh Moon with NSU, Michelle Jones of Hampton Inn, Bryana Darling of TownePlace Suites, Christi Barrus of Quality Inn, Heather Sahli of Holiday Inn Express, and Diana Ketterling of Ramada.

NSU Wrestling
NSU Wrestling
The NSU Wrestling program was suspended in early 2015 due to a number of reasons, and many concerned citizens requested that the program be reinstated. After much discussion, an agreement was made to reinstate the NSU Wrestling program if there was enough fundraising completed to be able to run the program successfully. The group managed to raise $70,000 each year for the next three years to allow the NSU Wrestling program to continue.

Pictured from left to right is Bryana Darling of TownePlace Suites, Jason Welk of Super 8, Kari Lozenski of AmericInn, Jenna Rasmussen of Super 8, Josh Moon with NSU, Christi Barrus of Quality Inn, Michelle Jones of Hampton Inn, Heather Sahli of Holiday Inn Express, Diana Ketterling of Ramada and Jennifer Woracek of Holiday Inn Express.