BHSU Kenadi Jean Basketball Night

To thank you all adequately is impossible. We are so fortunate and blessed to live in such a caring and compassionate community.

We sincerely thank the Black Hills State University Foundation and all of our donors, volunteers, staff and community members for your unwavering support.

From our Kenadi Jean ‘Hot Pink Out’ Basketball Night we raised just over $7,000 to go to Kenadi’s BHSU Memorial Scholarship awarded annually to a graduating senior majoring in the Special Education program.

You’re all Rock Stars! Thank you!

Here’s what our BHSU ‘Hot Pink Out’ Basketball Night is all about… inspired by Miss Betty, Kenadi’s teacher, we presented Gabby Haefs with the Kenadi Jean Weis Memorial Scholarship! The perpetual scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating Black Hills State University senior majoring in the Special Education program. What a deserving young lady!

We presented the 2016 Salsa Beargrease X5 fatbike, sponsored by Jesse Hansen of Rushmore Mountain Sports and State Farm Insurance- Jodi Garcia Agency, to our phat chick winner, Angie Kent of Spearfish!

Our half time frisbee free-throw contest was crazy fun:)
Rick Meyerink is the grand prize winner of our 55″ big screen TV sponsored by Professional Mapping & Surveying!
Congratulations Rick… Super Bowl party at your house?

Fall is in the air and the Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation is once again turning their attention to the Black Hills State University Kenadi Jean ‘Hot Pink Out’ Basketball Night.  This is a fundraiser for the perpetual Kenadi Jean Weis Memorial Scholarship which is awarded annually to a graduating BHSU Senior majoring in the Special Education Program.

As you know, Kenadi loved playing basketball and was the proud recipient of several pieces of Future Yellow Jacket gear.  Although faced with global delays from an anoxic birth injury she displayed great bravery, determination and a fighting Jacket spirit.

The Black Hills State University basketball teams make their home debut on November 19, hosting Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference opponent Northern State.  The schedule features 25 contests against NCAA opponents, 15 of them in the Donald E. Young Center.  One of the Yellow Jackets homestands is on January 6, 2017 against the New Mexico Highlands which is also Kenadi Jean Basketball Night!

It is a night full of fun half-time entertainment honoring Kenadi, 50/50 ticket sales, amazing Silent Auction items and a raffle with all proceeds going towards her scholarship.

This year, Jesse & Petra Hansen of Rushmore Mountain Sports have donated a 2016 Salsa Beargrease X5 Fat Tire Bike for our raffle with Jodi Garcia State Farm Insurance being a major sponsor. See poster.

The Kenadi Jean ‘Hot Pink Out’ Basketball Night will take place Friday, January 6, 2017 with the Women’s team taking the floor at 5:30 PM and the Men’s team playing at 7:30 PM.

Let’s pack the house wearing hot pink and cheer the Jackets on to a home court victory!    If you would like to volunteer for this night of exciting activity please email