Sports & Events Authority Advisory Committee

October 11th, 2022 at 2:00 PM

City Hall, 612 N. Main, Council Chambers



Call to Order


Funding Applications


Pheasant Country, Chapter 872: Pheasants Forever Banquet

Date: October 14th, 2022 Contact: Kevin Bruscher, Pheasant Country, Chapter 872 Grant Request: $1,500


Dakota Wesleyan University Athletics: NAIA Women's Volleyball National Championship Opening Round

Date: November 17th - 19th, 2022 Contact: Jon Hart, DWU Grant Request: $1,000 - $1,500

BID Packet due by: November 1st.


Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association: 2nd Annual CVMA Comedy Night

Date: March 18th, 2023 Contact: Kim Hamer, CVMA Grant Request: $2,750


Powderhorn Ranch Regulators: SD State and High Plains Territorial Cowboy Fast Draw Championship

Date: August 15th-20th, 2023 Contact: Diane Royalty, Powder Horn Ranch Regulators Grant Request: $5,000


Approval of Minutes


Financial Report:


Updates/ Evaluation Forms/Financials


Mitchell Baseball Association Youth Tournaments Evaluation Forms and Financials

Mitchell Early Bird Tourney - Event Date: May 7th, 2022; Event Contact: Jeremy Borgan

Mitchell Teener Tournament - Event Date: June 3rd-4th, 2022; Event Contact: Jeremy Borgan

Harve Johnston/Brian Wilson Memorial Tournament - Event Date: June 18th-19th, 2022; Event Contact: Jeremy Borgan


MAC Triathlon Evaluation Form and P/L Statement

 Event Date: June 11th, 2022

Event Contact: Emily Hohn


SD State Amateur Baseball Tournament Financials

Event Date: August 3rd - 14th, 2022

Event Contact: Jim "Jocko" Johnston


SD State & High Plains Territorial Fast Draw Evaluation Form and Financials

Event Date: August 10th-14th, 2022

Event Contact: Diane Royalty & Troy Bollock


Palace City Pedalers: Tour de Corn Evaluation Form and P/L Statement

Event Date: August 19th-21st, 2022

Event Contact: Kourtney Denne


Palace City Kiwanis Half Marathon & Relay Evaluation Form and P/L Statement

Event Date: October 2nd, 2022

Event Contact: Paula Deckert


Other Items


SEA Survey Responses

Organization: Lakeview Golf Course, LLC Main Contact: Eric Hieb Date Completed: 9/13/22

Organization: Ron's Bike Shop Main Contact: Cody & Kourtney Denne Date Completed: 9/16/22


SEA Event Knowledgeable Volunteer Recruitment

Multiple SEA survey results indicate "Knowledgeable Volunteer Recruitment" as a most difficult obstacle when hosting an event in Mitchell. 

  • Mitchell Volunteer Program (MVP): 223 volunteers.
  • Mitchell High School Junior's and Senior's: "Volunteer Hours" for college scholarships.

Event Recruitment Updates

State Darts/State Pool/Heartland Pool & Dart Tournament: Contacted D&E Vending

Dakota Territory Gun Collector's Association (DTGCA): Contacted DTGCA

  • Mr. Greenway completed facility questionnaire for the Corn Palace to host future Gun Show in March, April, or May.
  • Facility questionnaire and Mitchell's interest in hosting future Gun Show has been passed on to DTGCA President.
  • Mr. Greenway and Aaron met with and provided a tour of the Corn Palace to a DTGCA Executive (Amanda Robinson) and show manager on Friday morning, October 7th. The DTGCA wanted to make sure that the Corn Palace would be a good fit for one of their shows.

Dakota Oyate Challenge (DOC): Contacted DOC Board of Directors

  • Mr. Greenway and Aaron have met with George Erdahl about possibility of Corn Palace and Mitchell being host starting in January 2024.
  • Meet with DOC Board of Directors on Friday, October 28th.

SEA Banners on Display

Special Olympics Fall Classic (September 23-25, 2022)

Palace City Kiwanis Half Marathon, Relay, 5k, & 10k (October 2, 2022)

SDHSAA Class AA Boys State Golf Tournament (October 3-4, 2022)


Next Meeting Date:

November 8th, 2022 @ 2 PM - City Hall, Council Chambers



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