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2005 Jackie Dockter Tournament

2005 JD Logo Please join us on June 9-12 for the 6th Annual Jackie Dockter Memorial Tennis Tournament. This continued special tribute to Jackie is sponsored by the Dockter Family, Sun America Securities, and the Bismarck/Mandan Tennis Association. Our goal is to promote and encourage fun with tennis friends for many years to come because that is what Jackie was all about.

There are a variety of events and, as in the past, the tournament is for both Juniors and Adults. For more information, download the 2005 Jackie Dockter Brochure or Contact Bob Cordova at 663-6654 or at

Proceeds for the tournament will be used to promote junior tennis in the Bismarck/Mandan communities.

Jackie was born February 21, 1982, in Bismarck to Celia (Cec) and Jerry Dockter. She attended Northridge Elementary, Cathedral, and St Mary’s Central High School. She was a member of the National Honor Society and, in addition to being a member of the St Mary’s tennis team, was a cheerleader for the boys’ basketball team and captain of the football cheerleading squad. In her senior year she was elected St. Mary’s Homecoming Queen.

Jackie died November 3, 1999, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, six weeks after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Jackie was known for her tennis accomplishments both on and off the court. She was the West Region Girls’ Singles Champion in 1999 and placed third in the North Dakota State Girls’ Tennis Tournament. Her love for children was apparent when she taught summer lessons for the Bismarck Parks and Recreation Distict.

What Jackie was most known for was how she made people feel. She had a special gift of making people laugh with her quick wit. Her enthusiasm for life crossed school boundaries. She made friends with so many, not only in the Bismarck/Mandan area, but across the entire state. Jackie is missed by many.