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2017 Celebrity Walleye Classic Held at Lake Region Golf Course

56 teams participated in the Celebrity Walleye Classic on June 17th, a fundraising event for the Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire, held at Lake Region Golf Course. The event featured celebrities: Riley Reiff of the Minnesota Vikings, Bryan Witzmann of the Kansas City Chiefs, UFC Fighter Devin Clark and National Football Champion Preston Evans. A grand prize of $2,500 was awarded to the winning team with over $9,000 in total payouts to 10 teams. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire raised over $19,000 to support the Great Futures of kids at the Club in Sioux Falls.

“We plan to be back at Lake Poinsett for next year’s event as well with more announcements to come as the 2018 tournament approaches,” said Lisa Verdin, Marketing and Public Relations Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire. “John and the team at Lake Region Golf Course were amazing and we can’t wait to be back next year!”

First place – Chris Bruinsma, James Molengraaf, 15.22 lbs. - $2,500

Second place – Joshua Holmes, Shannon Grismer, Steve Alversen, Charlie Grismer, 13.39 lbs. - $1,300

Third place – Corey Kern, Shawn Hawks, Alan Dixon, 11.76 lbs. - $1,200

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