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Art Von Memorial Tournament July 30 - Aug 1



9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U

JuLY 30th-AUGUST 1st, 2021


Tourney Machine

Biography - Art Von

Art Von left high school before graduation to serve with the Army on a forged acknowledgement statement. He paratrooped into Normandy during WWII and received the Purple Heart. He then returned home to Minnesota to start his own private detective business. In 1954 he married Marion Hovland, a nurse, and moved to Fergus Falls where the first of three daughters, Susie, was born. In 1958, Art and Marion welcomed a second daughter in St. Paul and moved to Duluth where Art continued his private detective business and began firearm safety education in the region. In 1959, Art and Roy Rose started Little League Baseball in Duluth on a field on Woodland Avenue. That field is now the Como Park location for Eastern Little League. In 1963, Art and Marion had their youngest daughter, Laura. Art Von served Duluth Little League as a coach, umpire, administrator and finally State District Administrator of Little League Baseball up until his untimely death in 1994 to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and End Stage Renal Disease. He inspired the love of sports and taught hundreds of boys and girls in the community about teamwork and sportsmanship.


Please see the tabs below for the address and details/specifics for each location.

9U games will be played at Pike Lake Elementary, 10U games will be played on Western Little League Fields #1 and #2 (behind the outfield fence of Wade Stadium), 11U games will be played on Lake Park Baseball Fields D and E, 12U games will be played on Lake Park Baseball Fields B and C, 13U games will be played on Wade Fields #6 and #7 (left field side of Wade Stadium) and 14U games will be played on the Art Von field at Lake Park and in Wade Stadium.

Who's Coming?

Click on a tab below for your division of interest.

Field Locations

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General Contacts

Name Email Phone
Seth Marsolek (Tournament Director) (218) 590-7596
Keith Johnson (Umpire in Chief) (218) 591-0523
Jim Boos (Assistant Tournament Director) (218) 310-4285
Paul Romano (Assistant Tournament Director) (218) 343-8829

Tournament Rules

Safety Standards

The tournament will be using the Back To The Diamond, Safety Guidance as its primary guidance for gameplay and attending fans. Please take a time to familiarize yourself with the expectations. We will have our Division Coordinators making it a point of emphasis with incoming teams.

Tournament Apparel

As is tradition with the Art Von Memorial Tournament, we have the 2020 Shirt/Sweatshirt available for purchase. As opposed to selling on-site, all apparel will be purchased through our Online Store. Here is the link:

Orders will be filled directly through our supplier, Screen Graphics, and shipped directly to the purchaser within 2 weeks of the event. The store is up now, and will be closed the Monday following the completion of the tournament this weekend.

Tournament Sponsors


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Visit Duluth

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