Treasure Island Marks 10 Years as Bad Pants Open Sponsor

Welch, Minn. (September 10, 2020) Treasure Island Resort & Casino is proud to present the 14th Annual Ian Leonard Bad Pants Open and support Special Olympics Minnesota. The charity golf tournament will be held on Tuesday, September 15 at Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove, Minn.

For ten years, Treasure Island has prioritized the opportunity to sponsor Bad Pants Open and raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Minnesota. Especially during this time of uncertainty and countless unknowns, Treasure Island recognizes the importance of the fun and community that Bad Pants Open represents.

What formed in 2000 as a way to act on the Prairie Island Indian Community’s belief that youth can develop leadership skills through participation in sports resulted in an on-going partnership between Treasure Island and Special Olympics Minnesota.

This year’s tournament will include a foursome scramble format with social distancing measures in place. Following the tournament, golfers will be awarded based on their choice of “bad” pants, team spirit and more.

The Prairie Island Indian Community owns and operates Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Mount Frontenac Golf Course and Dakota Station. Treasure Island is the only casino in southern Minnesota located on the Mississippi River. The property features more than 2,200 slots, 44 table games, a poker room and a 550-seat high stakes bingo hall. Treasure Island’s 788-room hotel is the second largest hotel in Minnesota. Additional amenities include The Lagoon indoor water park, Wave Spa, Island Xtreme Bowl, Cyber Quest arcade, Kids Quest child care, various restaurants, a 16,000-seat outdoor amphitheater, a 2,800-seat indoor event and convention center, a 137-slip marina, a 95-site RV park and a 100-passenger yacht. For more information visit