We made it! We're in the 2017 Brackets for Good (BFG) fundraising tournament again! BFG a nonprofit
fundraising tournament based off March Madness where $1= 1pt. The nonprofit with the most dollars raised each round advances in the tourney until a champion is named and awarded an additional $10,000!
Last year you helped us raise $16,426 and we made it to the Philanthropic Final Four!
Check out the full bracket here and see who we are matched up with here.
Thank you to the Toro Company and Toro Foundation for their 2016 donation of a Toro Timecutter lawn mower. This riding mower will make quick work of the mowing job at Camp Eden Wood next summer! Thanks to Toro for this donation and for other previous in-kind power broom and mower donations.
True Friends has a number of long-time foundation donors who consistently support our programs and help fund financial assistance for participants. Several of these donors provided year-end gifts including:
- Andersen Corporate Foundation
- Hugh J. Andersen Foundation
- Charity Incorporated
- The Joseph C. and Lillian A. Duke Foundation
- The Hardenbergh Foundation
- J&B Group and the Julianne Williams Fund of the Central Minnesota
Dance with Courage
This fun-filled event was held at the
Eden Prairie Center Mall and included dance performances, dance instructions, special guest performances. The event also featured interviews with True Friends campers and a True Strides rider and staff. The event was a huge success raising over $23,000 for True Friends! Thank you to the Dance Arts Centre dancers, volunteers, staff and donors who made this all possible.
We call these donors true friends -
thank you for your friendship!
Did you know True Friends has its own travel company? Ventures Travel has offered unique travel experiences for individuals will special needs for over 25 years!
The team is off to a running start in 2017 having already hosted:
- A beautiful cruise in the Bahamas
- A Wild weekend full of hockey including a Gopher's game, a high school game and of course the Minnesota Wild.
- A trip to Los Angeles to experience Hollywood behind the scenes touring and Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, as well as being a part of shows like Price is Right.
Understanding that group travel is not the right option for everyone, Ventures Travel also plans spectacular custom trips. Recently Ventures Travel planned a custom trip to a resort in Minnesota for a snow shoeing, sledding and s'mores adventure and later this year they will be sending a woman on her dream trip to Japan.
Tom Derich's Camp Courage Dart Tournament is Saturday, March 18, 2017. Signup is from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. with the tournament starting at 2 p.m. The cost is $15/person entry fee, $30 per couple.
For more information call 320.333.4031 or visit the tourney's
Facebook page. A portion of the proceeds benefit Camp Courage.
Register for Your Summer Adventure
The new 2017 Camp Catalog is available online - click here!
We are ever expanding, improving and adding new elements to our strong heritage of programs. This summer we're excited to see campers take full advantage of our new fully accessible high ropes course, try out our shooting sports activities and ranges, and explore our local communities on day trips...