2nd Annual Trampus S Haskvitz Golf Tournament
4 Person Scramble at Hot Springs, SD
All Proceeds Donated to the Wildland Firefighters Foundation
The Haskvitz family, in honor of their son Trampus Haskvitz, who was burnt over Aug. 11, 2011 in the Coal Canyon Fire at the young age of 23, will be hosting an annual benefit golf tournament on June 1st 2013. We are working toward raising funds for the Wildland Firefighters Foundation.
Nobody said farewell at his funeral better than Trampus’ big brother Ben Haskvitz, leaning on the lectern and gathering deep breaths in a brave eulogy for a brother who loved so many.
“Tramp loved us all. I don’t know how he had enough love for everyone,” Ben Haskvitz said. “It blows my mind.” In a soft, halting voice, he told stories about sibling playfulness that had many in the audience chuckling through their tears. He also marveled at how he looked up to his younger brother. “There were so many things about that kid you wanted to be like,” Ben said.
His death is South Dakota’s loss, South Dakota Governor Daugaard said. “Trampus died protecting South Dakotans. We are all diminished, and South Dakota is less because he is no longer with us,” he said. Daugaard added Haskvitz was involved in mankind in the most personal way: “Putting himself at risk so that others would be safe.”