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Today begins the second annual Roger Maris All-Star Week

June 13, 2022

Contact:
Nathan Aamodt
Sanford Health Media Relations
(701) 200-6080/nathan.aamodt@sanfordhealth.org

FARGO, North Dakota – The second annual Roger Maris All-Star Week begins today through June 19 at various Fargo-Moorhead locations.

Funds raised during Roger Maris All-Star Week will support the continued investment and expansion of the Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center as a national destination for cancer research, treatment, education and training. Last October, Sanford Fargo launched the region’s first and only bone marrow transplant program. Nine autologous transplants have been successfully completed so far, meaning patients donated their own cells for processing and transplantation.

The list of events during Roger Maris All-Star week includes:

• Free sports camps for youth: June 13 and 14 and June 16 and 17
• RedHawks Throwback Game: June 14
• Roger Maris Academy – June 15
• Roger Maris Celebrity Golf Tournament – ​​June 16
• Roger Maris Summer Night Community Event at Island Park – June 16
• Roger Maris Invitational Youth Baseball Tournament: June 18-19

Famous athletes will reappear at numerous events throughout the week. This year’s lists of top athletes include:

• Brock Lesnar, six-time World Wrestling Entertainment champion
• Kent Hrbek, two-time World Series champion
• Paul Molitor, inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004
• Chad Greenway, two-time NFL pro bowler

The youth sports clinics, to be held June 13-14 and June 16-17, are free for children ages 5-12 and will be led by local, high school and college coaches. Youth clinics are available for soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, golf, and hockey.

The Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks will host the Cleburne Railroaders on Tuesday, June 14 in a game commemorating the past. The RedHawks will wear uniforms similar to the 1967 St. Louis Cardinals, whom Maris helped win a World Series title. There will be an online jersey auction during the game, with all proceeds benefiting the Sanford Fargo Roger Maris Cancer Center.

The 38th annual Roger Maris Celebrity Golf Tournament kicks off June 17, with an 18-hole tournament and a 9-hole scramble. The 18-hole tournament, presented by Happy Harry’s Bottle Shops, takes place at Rose Creek Golf Course, 1500 E. Rose Creek Parkway S., Fargo.

The 9-hole scramble, presented by the Luther Family Buick GMC, takes place at Osgood Golf Course, 4400 Clubhouse Drive S., Fargo. The Fight is an opportunity to engage members of the community for a morning of fun in support of cancer survivors and the excellent care provided by Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center.

New to Roger Maris All-Star Week is the start of the Roger Maris Academy. The Maris Academy is designed to be a year-long program to help the youth of our community explore various paths to a great career. Thirty local high school students will participate in blended educational and mentoring opportunities designed to help them discover their future careers. Boys and Girls Clubs of the Red River Valley, in partnership with Sanford Health and FMWF Chamber, has developed an exciting curriculum for the program. The first pitch at Maris Academy is Wednesday, June 15 at Fargo Oak Grove High School.

Roger Maris’ Summer Night, presented by Family Fare, takes place on Thursday, June 16 from 5:30-9:00 pm at Island Park. The free community event is a gathering that will connect Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center patients, survivors and staff with the greater Fargo-Moorhead community. The event includes food, celebratory live music and artistic performances with the Blue Water Kings, FM Ballet and FM Aerialists. There will also be a wishing tree inviting visitors to bring or leave a message of hope. Free parking is available at the Island Park parking ramp.

The Roger Maris Invitational Youth Baseball Tournament will take place June 18-19. The games will be played at Tharaldson Little League Complex, 1804 17th Ave. S. and Brunsdale Park, 1702 27th Ave. S. and will also feature a home run derby. .

For more information and to register for Roger Maris All-Star Week events, visit RogerMarisWeek.com.

About Sanford Health
Sanford Health, the largest rural health system in the United States, is dedicated to transforming the health care experience and providing access to world-class health care in America’s heartland. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the organization serves more than one million patients and 220,000 health plan members in 250,000 square miles. The integrated health system includes 47 medical centers, 2,800 Sanford physicians and advanced practice providers, 170 clinical investigators and research scientists, more than 200 Good Samaritan Society senior care centers, and global clinics in 8 countries around the world. all the world. Learn more about Sanford Health’s commitment to shaping the future of rural health care throughout life at sanfordhealth.org or Sanford Health News.

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