Runners at the start of the 2014 THUNDERBIRD 5K Powwow Run. United Tribes News photo Greg Pollert
Published August 28, 2015
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA – The 46th Annual United Tribes Technical College Powwow is clearly the main event of United Tribes Week in Bismarck September 8 to 13. But it isn’t the only activity that promises lively entertainment for thousands of guests and spectators who descend upon the capitol city. A slate of athletic events, featuring tribal and non-tribal athletes, are open to the public, either to compete-in or watch.
The “Home of the Champions” Powwow Basketball Tournament takes place Sept. 11-13 at the United Tribes gym for high school boys and girls. Eight teams in each division engage in pool play and a tournament. Trophies and plaques are awarded, along with a T-shirt. Contact Pete Conway 701-221-1362, firstname.lastname@example.org and Kia Herbel 701-221-1365, email@example.com.
The Diamond Legends Softball Tournament is set for September 11-13 at the Clem Kelly softball complex in south Bismarck. Three divisions of double-elimination action are on tap: All-Native teams for men and women; a mixed division with Native and non-Native men and women teams; and a men’s fast-pitch tourney. A special highlight is a home-run hitting contest for men and women. Contact Steve Shepherd 701-221-1537, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://softball.uttc.edu/diamond_legends.html.
The United Tribes golf tournament, titled “Teeing Off for Academic Success,” is slated for a 12 noon start on Friday, September 11 at Apple Creek Country Club, east of Bismarck. This is a benefit event, open to all participants, with proceeds going to UTTC student scholarships. Limited to 144 golfers using the four-person scramble format. Prizes and awards at a concluding dinner. Contact Hunter Berg 701-221-1361, email@example.com, or Sam Azure 701-221-1305, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The THUNDERBIRD Powwow Run, a 10K and 5K run/walk hosted for runners and walkers of all ages, gets underway at 8 a. m. on Saturday, September 12. Races start and finish at the college’s Science and Technology Building on the south campus off University Drive at Burleigh Avenue. Also includes a kids fun run.
Healthy refreshments provided. Medals awarded. Everyone welcome!
Proceeds benefit United Tribes Strengthening Lifestyles programs. Register early to guarantee at T-shirt. Contact Brienna Schwab 701-255-3285 x 1367, email@example.com. On-site and online registration:https://runsignup.com/Race/ND/Bismarck/UnitedTribesInternationalPowwow10kand5kRun.
“Home of the Champions” Powwow Basketball Tournament
Friday, September pt. 11 to Sunday, September 13
Pete Conway 701-221-1362, firstname.lastname@example.org and Kia Herbel 701-221-1365, email@example.com Diamond Legends Softball Tournament
Friday, September 11 to Sunday, September 13
Clem Kelly Diamonds
Steve Shepherd 701-221-1537, firstname.lastname@example.org
United Tribes Golf Tournament
Friday, September 11
12 noon start @ Apple Creek CC
Hunter Berg 701-221-1361, email@example.com or Sam Azure 701-221-1305, firstname.lastname@example.org
THUNDERBIRD Powwow Run
Saturday, September 12
8 a.m. 10K start, 5K run/walk and kids run to follow
Brienna Schwab 701-255-3285 x 1367, email@example.com