In the spring of her 17th year, Tonia was killed in a car accident on her way to school. Tonia had such an impact on people, young and old, not only for her athletic prowess, but for kindness and bold Christian walk. Tonia was well known by area coaches, teams, and fans for her exuberant play and love of the game of basketball, as well as other sports. The family has chosen to carry on her legacy through the Tonia Johannsen Memorial Fund, a restricted fund of the Laporte Education Endowment Fund, a component of Northwest Minnesota Foundation.

Established 2001


$16,500 Worth of scholarships

Over $8300 donated to Laporte School

$800 Church Camps

Scholarships to graduating Laporte seniors

Scholarships to particapate in Junior Olympics Vollyball

students, who otherwise might not be able to afford it, have been able to attend Bible Camp.

Tournament T-shirts

T-shirt orders for the 15th Annual Tonia Johannsen Memorial Tournament are due by March 30, 2016!  Please let us know what size you want to ensure that you get your tournament shirt! Please contact Cleo with shirt sizes at :

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15th Annual Tonia Johannsen Basketball Tournament

15th Annual Tonia Johannsen Basketball Tournament is planned for April 9, 2016 Grades K-5th will enjoy games and activities to improve their basketball skills from 9-10:30 a.m. Grades 6th-12th and adults of all ages play a jamboree-style basketball beginning at 11:00...

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