National SNPJ Days

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78th Annual National SNPJ Days

Friday, September 1 - Sunday, September 3, 2017
at the SNPJ Recreation Center

About the Event

National SNPJ Days is one of SNPJ’s longest-running programs. When launched in Cleveland over Labor Day weekend back in 1935, the festivities were initially named SNPJ Days and were hosted to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Society’s English-speaking Lodges. The success of the very first SNPJ Days led the SNPJ National Board to recognize Labor Day as SNPJ’s “official holiday” and allowed the SNPJ Days program to continue on an annual basis. A year later, SNPJ Days were held in Western Pennsylvania and included the SNPJ National All-Star Baseball Tournament. Several athletic tournaments – namely golf, balina, horseshoes and bean bag toss – were added to the National SNPJ Days schedule in later years.

Today, SNPJ hosts its National SNPJ Days festivities each Labor Day weekend at the SNPJ Recreation Center in the Borough of SNPJ, PA. In addition to the athletic tournaments scheduled throughout the weekend, National SNPJ Days activity includes evening entertainment, games for the children, and the annual National SNPJ Days Picnic.

Schedule of Events

The Gostilna will be open Thursday, August 31, for those who like to start their National SNPJ Days celebration early.
 
Friday, September 1, 2017
8 p.m.
WELCOME PARTY IN THE GOSTILNA 
Music by the Polka Bros.
A variety of food will be available for purchase
Saturday, September 2, 2017
8 a.m. NATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Individual and team competition at
Blackhawk Golf Course, Beaver Falls, PA
Shotgun start at 8 a.m.
9 a.m. NATIONAL BALINA TOURNAMENT
Games played at the SNPJ Recreation Center Balinarena
4 p.m. GOLFERS’ MEAL
Served in the SNPJ Recreation Center Dining Room
Awards and door prizes will be announced
7 p.m. OLD-FASHIONED BARN DANCE
Sponsored by the SNPJ Slovenian Heritage Center, 
this FREE-ADMISSION dance features music by Patty C & The Guys.
Refreshments, sausage sandwiches and snacks will be available for purchase
10 p.m. JAM SESSION
Bring your instrument and join in the jam session planned
at the conclusion of the Old-Fashioned Barn Dance
 
Sunday, September 3, 2017
8-11 a.m. BREAKFAST IN THE BARN
Hosted by the members of Glenshaw, PA, Lodge 782
9 a.m. NATIONAL BALINA TOURNAMENT FINALS
Games played at the SNPJ Recreation Center Balinarena
2:30 p.m. NATIONAL BEAN BAG TOSS TOURNAMENT
2-8 p.m.
NATIONAL SNPJ DAYS PICNIC AT THE HERITAGE (LOWER) PAVILION

FREE ADMISSION!
Entertainment: Joe Grkman Orchestra and Frank Stanger Orchestra
Summer Sizzle BBQ: Lamb, pork and chicken available for purchase
Activities: Games for the Children