March 11, 2021

Sanford International names Cobey DeSchepper 2021 Sanford Children’s Hospital Ambassador

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sanford International, in partnership with the Sanford Health Foundation, has named Cobey DeSchepper of Sioux Falls the 2021 Sanford Children’s Hospital Ambassador. DeSchepper will represent the Sanford Children’s Hospital at tournament events throughout the year.

DeSchepper was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia when he was four-years-old. He fought through nearly three years of treatments at Sanford Children’s Hospital, finishing treatment in November of 2018.

“With everyone’s support, the Sanford International is making a lasting impact in the lives of children just like Cobey,” said Josh Brewster, tournament director of the Sanford International. “Whether it’s partnering with the tournament, volunteering, purchasing a ticket or donating to the Birdies Give Back program, you are helping raise money for Sanford Children’s Hospital, and other local children’s charities.”

DeSchepper is the fifth Sanford Children’s Hospital Ambassador, joining Jaxon and Jeren Scheff (2018), Avery Hill (2019) and Ben Wieman (2020).

“The true heroes of this tournament are not holding the trophy on Sunday afternoon, but rather the ones who give all of us the inspiration to make a difference in the lives of others,” said Bobbie Tibbetts, president of the Sanford Health Foundation. “Cobey is a special person, and we are honored to have him represent Sanford Children’s at this year’s tournament.”

For more information about the Sanford Children’s Hospital Ambassador program and previous representatives, visit


About the Sanford Health Foundation

The Sanford Health Foundation is a nonprofit organization on a mission to improve the human condition by inspiring human connection and philanthropy to power Sanford Health’s work of health, healing and comfort.

100% of every dollar raised helps deliver compassionate patient-centered care and drive medical research and collaboration to accelerate bold solutions for a brighter tomorrow. To learn more and join us, please visit or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

About the Sanford International

The Sanford International Presented by Cambria, a PGA TOUR Champions event contested in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, will be played at Minnehaha Country Club the week of September 13-19, featuring a $1.8 million purse. A five-year agreement is in place through 2022. In its fourth year, the Sanford International will continue to focus on charitable giving and making a lasting impact in Sioux Falls. These organizations are supported through the proceeds of the tournament and via direct donations to participating charities. For more information about the tournament, please visit You can also follow the tournament on social media via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About PGA TOUR Champions

PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 34 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at, at, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.

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