Howe-Welle Women’s Athletics Golf Tournament set for Aug. 23

Bemidji State University welcomes current and former BSU athletes, coaches and supporters to the Howe-Welle Women’s Athletics Golf Tournament at the Bemidji Town and Country Club on Friday, Aug. 23. Formerly known as the Lady Beaver Tournament the golf outing returns as one of the events scheduled for the 50th Anniversary of BSU Women’s Athletics Celebration weekend Aug. 23 – 25, 2019.

The golf outing begins with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. A $125 registration fee includes 18 holes of golf (best ball format), tee prizes, silent auction, social, dinner and special ceremony honoring BSU’s female coaches, athletes and supporters. A cart is not included, but may be rented at the course.

A cornhole tournament is planned for Aug. 23 at the Bemidji Town and Country Club for participants who choose not to golf. The entry fee for the cornhole tournament is $50 per player, which includes dinner and entry into the social. Start time is to be determined.

The cost for the dinner and social, without participating in the golf or cornhole tournaments, is $25.

The social, dinner and silent auction will begin at 5 p.m with the ceremony to follow at 7 p.m.

All proceeds from the golf and cornhole tournaments and silent auction will directly benefit BSU’s nine women’s athletic programs. The event has a fundraising goal of $50,000.

Originally known as the Lady Beaver Golf Tournament, the fundraising tournament ran from 1983 until 2010. It was founded by longtime women’s athletics supporters Jeanette Welle, Dona Mae Naylor and former BSU women’s basketball (1964-76), tennis coach (1976-86) and pioneer of women’s athletics at the university, Dr. Ruth Howe.

Registration and information about the Howe-Welle golf and cornhole tournaments, dinner and social can be found online at by calling the BSU Alumni & Foundation office at 218-755-3989.


  • Eric Sorenson, BSU Alumni & Foundation communications coordinator; (218) 755-2779,


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