AGENDA for the Saturday, April 16, 2011, Celebration of the Rolfe, Iowa, Girls’ Basketball Road to the 1971 State Tournament


In a previous post I included a photo of Rolfe’s 1908-09 girls’ basketball team. Also included is a photo of Rolfe’s 1970-71 team that played in the Iowa girls’ state tournament. On Saturday, April 16th, 2011, the 1971 team and Rolfe community will celebrate their 40-year state tournament anniversary.

The celebration agenda includes something for everyone.

The agenda* for the day includes several sit-back-and-enjoy options open to the public at the RAM Event Center (former Rolfe, Iowa, school building).

  • 6-on-6 scrimmages at which anyone may observe or participate
  • fundraiser meal designed for mingling (Raised funds will stay in Rolfe.)
  • evening program regarding 6-on-6 basketball and Rolfe, certain to be entertaining and educational

Most of the 1971 team will be in attendance, including managers and a few cheerleaders. Also attending will be several faculty members from the 1971 era. In addition, the RHS class of ’71 will get together with the rest of us.

Not included in the “official” celebration agenda, but also open to the public is evening entertainment. Beginning at ~9:00 p.m. on April 16th, Al Sroufe (RHS ’75) will provide musical entertainment at Wes’ Place in Rolfe. Wes’ Place is kitty-corner from the funeral home in Rolfe (i.e. across the street to the east of the grocery store).

Contact Information and Updates

If you have questions or comments, feel free to let me know.

Between now and April 16th I’ll frequently post here about the 1971 team’s road to State. This will include articles, photos, and the radio broadcast from at least one of our games.

We would appreciate your help in spreading the word about this celebration.

This agenda is exactly the same as the agenda in pdf format at the link in the second paragraph. (Click on this page 1 of the agenda to enlarge the text.)


The blue links in this image won't work by just clicking on them...because this image is a picture. However, if you click on the link in the second paragraph of this blog post, it will bring up a pdf of the same agenda. Clicking on the links there will work. (Click on agenda to enlarge the text.)


*The detailed agenda at this link is in pdf format and typically is easily printable.

(Click here to go to Louise Gunderson Shimon’s home page.)


7 Responses to “AGENDA for the Saturday, April 16, 2011, Celebration of the Rolfe, Iowa, Girls’ Basketball Road to the 1971 State Tournament”

  1. Sue Reigelsberger Says:

    I guess I had better blow the dust off the high tops!! And maybe do a little time on the treadmill…………….. Can’t pass up a 6 on 6 game!!

  2. Louise Gunderson Shimon Says:

    Sue, awesome! I think you might be braver than I am! I hate to think of what my dribbling control would be like!

  3. Marti Gunderson Carlson Says:

    As you know, I’ll be in Rolfe the weekend prior which will be terrific – but really wish I could stay until your reunion weekend !!! I’ll want a full report on everything!!! And I mean EVERYTHING!!

  4. Louise Gunderson Shimon Says:

    Marti, I’d be the same way. We’ll see what we can do on the “EVERYTHING!” part. Thankfully, everyone involved is being so generous and good-hearted. As in going above and beyond, including accepting our requests to help us remember the many facets of the day/evening.

    I know you’ll be with us in heart. Did you ever play basketball in junior high?

  5. Sue Reigelsberger Says:

    Louise-I played one in my home town in August of 2008. It was a blast!! We had an evening much like you are planning. Re-visited the records of the teams from the 80’s, including 4 state tournament appearances. Was a very special night.

    I am looking forward to this one too!!

  6. Louise Shimon Says:

    Sue, maybe I need to get some tips from you regarding your event’s success. I might give you a call. Four state tournament appearances…I cannot imagine how exciting those four years had to have been, and also your get-together.

  7. Marti Gunderson Carlson Says:

    Louise, yes I played basketball in Jr. High, but can’t say I was any good. I remember a rare occurrence of the coach putting me in a game for a few minutes. This was at DMT. We must have been way ahead or way behind. I made a wild shot that miraculously went through the hoop. I heard Daddy cheering loudly and proudly in the stands.

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