It will be July 9 this year but in early June thereafter. The registration fee, which had been as much as $300 per player, will be free, thanks to the collective sponsors that worked to bring the game to Vermillion. Players will stay in air-conditioned residence halls at the University of South Dakota and attend evening activities and a recognition banquet that will also be open to alumni, coaches and families.

“Once we heard of the opportunity that a new community could host this great event, we were excited,” Nate Welch, executive director of the VCDC, said of the games that had been played in Aberdeen.

For details, contact Tim Bellis, tourism and marketing coordinator for VCDC, at 605-624-5571 or

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