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All Mon-Dak API Golf Tournament


The American Petroleum Institute (API) is a national trade association that represents different aspects of America's oil and natural gas industry. There are approximately 625 corporate members, from the largest major oil company to the smallest of independents from all segments of the industry. They are producers, refiners, suppliers, marketers, pipeline operators and marine transporters, as well as service and supply companies that support the industry.

The Mon-Dak chapter of API, which is located in Sidney, boasts a monthly attendance at their meeting of between 20 and 40 participants, which represents a broad swath of the local oilfield community.

One of the things that API does is assist local chapters to give back to their communities. As a part of that national but localized effort is the annual golf tournament hosted by the Mon-Dak (Sidney) chapter of API.

The Roundup spoke to Josh Prevost, who does inside sales and gives project quotes for Richland Pump and Supply, and who serves the Mon-Dak Chapter of API on the golf tournament committee. Prevost told the Roundup, "The purpose of the tournament is for the Mon-Dak API chapter in town to serve the community. All of the money goes to non-profit groups like the Girls and Boys Club of Richland County and others. The tournament serves as the sole fundraiser for our group throughout the year."

As a tradition going back thirty-nine years, the golf tournament usually has between 280 and 300 participants. According to Prevost, there is not a wait list to sign up because of a downturn of the oilfield community, so participants still have time to sign up and sponsors still have time to contribute.

"We still have anything and everything available to sponsor," Provost said, "and people just need to contact us to talk about sponsorship or to enter into the tournament."

When asked why he participates in API, Provost said, "I participate in API because, even though I'm busy, I like to help the community and give back. I'm also a youth sports coach, and want to invest in young people because they are our future. The golf tournament also helps us do that."

The tournament will be held June 22 through June 24 and the fee for golfers is $300 dollars per player. One can be a Hole Sponsor for $200 to get your business name posted on a tee box and also posted on the clubhouse archway sign. One may contribute varying amounts or contribute prizes for attendees, and according to tournament organizers, it's a good way to advertise your local business. The API committee will also be selling sponsorships for the flags on each hole of the tournament course, for both days of the tournament. In exchange, your company logo will be screened on the flag and placed on each sponsored hole. Cost for flag sponsorship will be $500 per flag. There will be a total of 36 flag sponsors sold and your flag will be on the hole for either the Friday round or Saturday round if you purchase two flags.

Local API members serving on the tournament committee include Dave Williams, Josh Prevost, Jeff Aisenbrey, Joe Couture, Ryan Laqua, Troy Jensen, Jason Bright, Curt Brown, Greg Hansen, Terry Adolph, Tim Neu, Kasey Noble and secretary, Kristan Haugen. Any of these committee members may be contacted for more information, especially Dave Williams (406-488-8706) or Kristan Haugen (406-480-2640).


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