Event Schedule – September 13, 2021

Mendakota Event Schedule

  • 07:30 AM Veteran Nine-hole golf (registration through Lakeville Yellow Ribbon)
  • 10:00 AM Afternoon scramble check-in opens
  • 10:45-11:30 Buffet lunch
  • 11:30 AM Opening ceremony commences
  • Noon Shotgun start
  • 05:15 PM Social hour, auction, and evening program
  • 08:00 PM Closing

Map and Directions

Event Description

This event begins with an inspirational opening ceremony that pays tribute to our nation, the men and women of our military, and our cherished freedoms. The ceremony includes the presentation of colors by the Honor Guard from the United States Marine Corp, singing of God Bless America and our National Anthem by the Lakeville North High School Now and Then singers, gathering of veterans from all armed conflicts, a wreath laying by Gold Star family members, followed by TAPS and a rifle salute by the VFW Post 201 Rifle Squad.

Following the opening ceremony golfers tee off with a shot-gun start for a 18-hole scramble tournament. Mid-afternoon there will be a brief air show over the course presented by the T-6 Thunders. There are opportunities to buy-in to on-course contests, bid on auction items through-out the day via the on-line auction application and purchase raffle tickets with prizes awarded during dinner, and much more.

Following the tournament, golfers and non-golfers are invited to join us for a cocktail reception and evening dinner program. During the reception you will be entertained by a brass ensemble representing the Lakeville South High School band.

Included, as part of the event, is a silent on-line auction as well as a small LIVE auction held during the evening program.

Honored guests include veterans from all eras, military leaders, celebrities and sponsors.