We started the golf tournament in 2004 to honor the person that Scott was and the impact he had on everyone that knew him. When we realized how much of a success the tournament would be we partnered with MYHA to help kids have a chance to try hockey with minimal expense. MYHA has embraced the program and done an excellent job in honoring Scott and making his presence permanent fixture at the rink. At the Moorhead Youth Hockey Arena, Scott’s number 17 is on the wall of the main entrance along with a picture of Scott during his rookie year. There is a sticker with the number and the initials ST placed on the lease helmets. The sticker logo is also on display on the sheet of ice in the south rink. The people in charge of the lease program do an excellent job of explaining to the parents at the beginning of the year where the money comes from and what type of person Scott was. Anytime parents tell their friends that their kids can play hockey for the first few years without the expense of buying equipment, they are quick to add that it is because of Scott Tobolt and his memorial and the funds made during the golf tournament that the equipment is free. The program has been gaining recognition throughout the state and across the river.
The support behind this tournament has been overwhelming and is getting stronger every year. 2010 was a record year in that we had 43 teams participate with tee times from 8:00am to 1:15pm.
It is your unlimited support that really makes it a very rewarding yet very emotional day during the tournament. Your love, support and friendship is greatly appreciated and words can’t express properly how much it means to our family.
Scott Tobolt Family
In the first year of the event (2004), the Scott Tobolt Memorial Charity Golf Tournament provided 36 children with hockey equipment and last year (2010) 162 children were touched by the generosity of this event. All money raised from the events to date has gone to Moorhead Youth Hockey and provides equipment for children in the hockey program at no cost.
Scott Tobolt passed away from injuries sustained in a farm accident in 2003. Scott loved the game of hockey. He played youth hockey from 1981 – 1992 and played for the Moorhead High School “Spuds” from 1992 – 1995. After high school Scott went on to the University of Minnesota where he graduated in 1999. During his time at the U of M Scott stayed around the game working behind the scenes at Mariucci Arena and got to do what most hockey fans dream about, driving the Zamboni.
The Tobolt Equipment Lease program offers equipment to Rookie and Mite/8U players. The completed registration form and $200 deposit fee is required before equipment is handed out. The following equipment is included according to players level and is available at Hockey Zone.
Rookie: Helmet, face mask, gloves, elbow pads, shin pads, breezers and skates. Stick and bag when available.
Mite/8U: Helmet, face mask, gloves, elbow pads, shin pads, breezers, skates and shoulder pads. Stick and bag when available.