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2012 Recap


It was a beautiful day for the 21st Annual Golf Tournament held on June 18th. This year was a great turnout for golfing and networking with other MSCA members and their clients to raise funds for a great cause. In addition, we had an additional 60 people come join us for dinner and the $5,000 putt. Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is the leading pediatric medical center in Minnesota. Children’s serves families across the Upper Midwest, with 340-staffed beds at 2 hospital campuses in St. Paul and Minneapolis and 4 outpatient sites in the surrounding suburbs. In 2010, Children’s saw 306,848 patients, drawing from 100% of Minnesota counties and 65% of counties in ND, SD, IA, and WI. As an independent, not-for-profit health care system, Children’s is the only Minnesota hospital system that provides comprehensive care exclusively to children.

In addition to emergency room, inpatient, and outpatient visits, Children’s helps children and their families stay healthy by preventing illness and injury through free clinics, health screenings, and counseling for patients and their families. As an organization committed to serving the community, they provided interpreted services for over 57,670 appointments translated into forty-five different languages.

The Golf Committee puts a lot of time and effort into preparations for the event and auction items. In addition, many volunteers offered their time to help make the event a success. H.J. Development, Inc. sponsored the boxed lunches and Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. sponsored the lunch beverages. 50 companies sponsored holes, 39 of which hosted raffle drawings or handed out beverages, food or goodie bags to passing golfers. All Elements, Inc. sponsored our Par-Tee Carts that allowed golfers to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win carts for their foursome stocked with all kinds of prizes. Lawn Ranger hosted a wine pull, which sold corks for $10 and each purchaser was guaranteed a bottle of wine valued between $10 - $100. New this year, Cutting Edge Property Maintenance hosted a $5,000 putt. Attendees were able to purchase tickets and during the dinner, Mike Collins, of Cutting Edge Property Maintenance, drew 5 ticket numbers. Each of those attendees had a chance at a 25’ putt. Whoever got closest was the lucky one to try for the $5,000 putt. Tom Martin, of Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq, had a 25’ putt that went in and bounced out, but still close enough to bring him to the final $5,000 putt. He was so close, but unfortunately, we didn’t have a winner this year.

All together, the putting contest, company matches, online auction and hole sponsor raffles raised over $17,000 for Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota!

Everyone who took part in this event should be proud to know that their generosity benefited a worthy cause. We all look forward to next year’s event being even more successful.

A special thank you goes out to all the committee members and volunteers who gave their time and expertise in making this great event possible. A job well done!