January 2016

At the January 26, 2016 board meeting, the Aberdeen Hotel Alliance presented the following events, groups, and organizations with approved funding for their event.

Hub City Soccer



Hub City SoccerFounded in 1986 as Aberdeen Soccer Association, the Hub City Soccer Club has grown over time to become the largest youth sports program in northeastern South Dakota. This year, the Hub City Soccer Club hosted its inaugural indoor soccer tournament, which was also the first indoor soccer tournament to be held at Presentation College's Dome and Strode Center.

Hub City Soccer holds two competitive seasons and two recreational seasons of soccer every year with roughly 1,000 players in spring recreational, about 800 in fall recreational, about 200 in summer competitive, and about 150 in winter competitive programs.

Pictured left to right is Michelle Jones of Hampton Inn, Jody Zueger with Hub City Soccer, Heather Sahli of Holiday Inn Express, Sarah Kuntz of Quality Inn, Kari Lozenski of AmericInn, Grant Schnabel with Hub City Soccer, Randy Grismer of Ramkota, Bryana Darling of TownePlace Suites, Jen Ohare of My Place, Evan Nolte of MyPlace, and Terrelle Walker of Myplace.


South Dakota Film Festival

South Dakota Film Festival

Fans of The Princess Bride were able to join actor Cary Elwes in a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the classic film. After a screening of the iconic film, Elwes engaged in a moderated discussion on classic scenes, revealing never before shared secrets and tales of inconceivable antics!

The South Dakota Film Festival is a collaborative effort between the Aberdeen Film Society and the Aberdeen Community Theatre. The event was hosted by Capitol Cinema.

Pictured left to right is Michelle Jones of Hampton Inn, Sarah Kuntz of Quality Inn, Heather Sahli of Holiday Inn Express, Randy Grismer of Ramkota, Kari Lozenski of AmericInn, Brent Brandt with South Dakota Film Festival, Bryana Darling of TownePlace Suites, Jen Ohare of My Place, Evan Nolte of MyPlace, and Terrelle Walker of Myplace.


Boys and Girls Club

Aberdeen Boys and Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Aberdeen Area has been a part of the Aberdeen community since 1970. The Club has become an excellent option for working families in Aberdeen and surrounding communities who are seeking a safe, caring and enriching environment for children age 5-18 for after school and summer session care.

The Boys and Girls Club Annual Banquet is a fundraising effort to help offset the costs of running the facility. This year's guest speaker is Chuck Foreman, former Minnesota Vikings Football player. Foreman is a champion of youth, an educator and retired professional athlete which will draw the attention of many from around the region. This is an all ages event with a focus on recognizing outstanding area youth and volunteers from within the community.
Pictured left to right is Bryan Kriech with Boys and Girls Club, Heather Sahli of Holiday Inn Express, Michelle Jones of Hampton Inn, Kim Bot with Boys and Girls Club, Randy Grismer of Ramkota, Sarah Kuntz of Quality Inn, Kari Lozenski of AmericInn, Bryana Darling of TownePlace Suites, Jen Ohare of My Place, Megan Reshetar with Boys and Girls Club, Evan Nolte of MyPlace, Mike Herman with Boys and Girls Club, and Terrelle Walker of Myplace.