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A star in the community through charity.

White Earth Nation supports the Native American tradition of giving back to the community through donations to local events and organizations. Shooting Star is proudly owned and successfully operated by the White Earth Nation.
To request a non-monetary donation, download a form here. Or email donations@starcasino.com for more information.

Shooting Star Scholarship 2017-2018

In an effort to support higher education within the White Earth Nation, Shooting Star has founded the Shooting Star Scholarship, to raise money for scholarships to be awarded to White Earth members and descendants seeking post-secondary education. Download an application form here.

A limited number of $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. To be eligible, each student must meet the following criteria:

More than $27,000 was raised during the 4th annual Shooting Star Scholarship Golf Tournament, which took place on June 5, 2015, at Mahnomen Country Club in Mahnomen. All tournament proceeds benefitted the Shooting Star Scholarship Fund, which was established in 2012 and annually provides scholarships for students in the White Earth Nation for post-secondary education.


More than $5,000 in prize giveaways, $3,000 in donated door prizes – including a $1,500 Custom Clock donated by Indigo Signworks – were presented to winners of various hole contests, on-course contests, and overall team contests, including golfer with the longest drive, longest putt, closest to the pin, chipping into the circle, driving a whiffle ball for distance, and more. 

The tournament included 36 three-person teams, 18 holes, and prizes offered for the top-finishing teams in each division. Gold Sponsors of the tournament were Visions, Inc., ROI, Inc. and Buffalo Nickel Creative; Bronze Sponsors of the tournament were Global Cash Access, Inc. and Konami Gaming, Inc.; and Par 3 Sponsors of the tournament were Cadillac Jack, Sysco and Micro Gaming Technologies, Inc. (MGT). Food donations were also provided by Sysco and the cocktail tasting was provided by Johnson Brothers Liquor Company.

Tournament golfers had the opportunity to golf with professional athletes, including former Minnesota Vikings running back Oscar Reed and former Minnesota Vikings defensive end Bob Lurtsema, as well as KVLY-TV Valley News Live news anchor Mike Morken. A dinner and awards ceremony was held after the tournament at Shooting Star Casino’s Event Center.  

Overall tournament winners include:
Flight One

§  1st place: White Earth Economic Development 

§  2nd place: McLaughlins RV & Marine

§  3rd place: Pappy’s Pizzeria

Flight Two

§  1st place: ROI, Inc.

§  2nd place: Konami Gaming, Inc.

§  3rd place: Trane

Flight Three

§  1st place: Global Cash Access, Inc.

§  2nd place: Twin Lakes Fire Department

§  3rd place: Surface Solutions Inc.

Hole contest winners include: 

§  Longest Drive: Jenn Jurina

§  Closest to the Pin: Rob Stinar

§  Longest Putt: Randy Burnside 

On-course contest winners include:

§  Hole #1: Putting Contest – John Buckanaga

§  Hole #2: Ladder Golf – Kris Ketzenberg

§  Hole #3: "Shoot For The Stars" Chipping Contest – Michelle Trnka

§  Hole #5: “Land Your Ball in the Circle” Contest – Mary Doyea

§  Hole #6: “Land Your Ball in the Circle” Contest – Todd Strusz

§  Hole #7: “Drive with the Whiffle Ball” Contest – Paul Clark

§  Hole #8: “Chip Your Ball in the Circle” – Kevin Porter 

2015 Shooting Star Scholarship recipients include:

§  Glory Ames: Mahnomen High School; Future plans: Minnesota State University Moorhead, Sustainability

§  Sam Beck: Detroit Lakes High School; Future plans: Bemidji State University, Agriculture

§  Faith Beckman: Mahnomen High School; Future plans: Minnesota State University Moorhead, Criminal Justice

§  Leah Bellanger: Mahnomen High School; Future plans: Minnesota State University Moorhead, Nursing

§  Alexa Brunelle: Cass Lake-Bena High School; Future plans: University of North Dakota, Forensic Science

§  Emma Bunker-Olson: Mahnomen High School; Future plans: Minnesota State University Moorhead, Social Work

§  Katie Crawford: Detroit Lakes High School; Future plans: University of Minnesota Morris, Elementary Education / Mathematics

§  Mercedes Fabre: Waubun High School; Future plans: Bemidji State University, Social Work

§  Paulette Fairbanks: Detroit Lakes High School; Future Plans: University of North Dakota, Nursing

§  Courtney Fultz: Bagley High School; Future Plans: University of North Dakota, Nursing

§  Paige Haverkamp: Waubun High School; Future plans: undecided school, Pre-Veterinarian Medicine

§  Shania Jackson: Waubun High School; Future plans: Minnesota State University Moorhead, Culinary Arts

§  Nathaniel Kahlbaugh: Mahnomen High School; Future Plans: Concordia College, Business

§  Logan Larson: Detroit Lakes High School; Future plans: University of Minnesota Morris, Architecture

§  Taylor Makey: Waubun High School; Future plans: undecided school, Social Work

§  Caitlin Moore: Detroit Lakes High School; Future plans: University of Minnesota Morris, undecided

§  Margo Rousu: Detroit Lakes High School; Future plans: Minnesota State University Detroit Lakes, Nursing

§  Anthony Sanchez: Mahnomen High School; Future plans: Northland Community & Technical College, Criminal Justice

§  Adeline Steile: Detroit Lakes High School; Future plans: North Dakota State University, Pre-Denistry

§  Taija Turpin: Ada-Borup High School; Future plans: North Dakota State University, Graphic Design / Marketing

§  Luke Warnsholz: Mahnomen High School; Future plans: University of Minnesota Morris, Business Management / Economics / Marketing

 

6th Annual Shooting Star Scholarship Golf Tournament
Friday, June 2, 2017

Download the registration form!

 
 
 
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