An annual golf scholarship fundraiser in honor of Jodi Huisentruit is scheduled for Friday, June 9th, in Long Prairie, Minnesota, where Jodi grew up.
Jodi’s childhood friends created the June golfing event in 2005, ten years after she disappeared, as a way to remember Jodi and keep her spirit alive.
Jodi has not been seen since June 27, 1995, when she was abducted in the parking lot outside her Mason City, Iowa, apartment. Jodi was on her way to anchor the morning newscast at KIMT TV.
Jodi loved to golf; that’s what she was doing in Mason City at a Chamber of Commerce fundraiser the day before she disappeared.
The tournament is sponsored by Jodi’s Network of Hope, which focuses on personal safety awareness and provides college scholarships.
Jodi’s niece, Kristen Nathe, is on the the non-profit’s board. Kristen’s mom is Jodi’s older sister, JoAnn Nathe. They told us what Jodi’s Network of Hope means to them:
“We have always said that Jodi was blessed with wonderful friends, and these friends continue to to do amazing work in her name. From reaching young kids about safety and ‘stranger danger’ to teaching women about self defense, we know that Jodi would be so impressed, honored, and proud of the work this group has done and continues to do.”
The tournament will be held at the Long Prairie Country Club.
Jodi’s 49th birthday is June 5th, four days before the fundraiser in her honor.