Well, we did it! We pulled off a highly successful Bean Bag Tournament 14-days before the official PANDEMIC rules and restrictions kicked in!
This was the first year we split golf and bags into their own entities, and for a couple reasons. One of which was to bring a little sunshine to the brrrr cold month of February - with a tropical Hawaiian theme! An outside tournament you say? Of course not! Ridges at Sand Creek pulled off an indoor tournament set-up and our coordinators, Steve, Kelly and Dustin went above and beyond to make sure everyone had a great time! The event was a huge success and we had to put a couple of prospective teams on a waitlist! A really good problem to have. Cash prizes and awards were given to the winning team in 4 Divisions. We had 2 other fun prizes - 1 for the Best Team Name and 1 for the Best Hawaiian Attire!
One highlight of the event was a Hawaiian Trip raffle that started a couple weeks before the actual event and raised over $15,000!
2020 NAMI Virtual Annual Conference
November 14, 2020
NAMI MN held their Virtual Annual Conference where the Nickel Open Fund donated $20,000 plus $15,000 from Dave's Compass of Hope for a total of $35,000! During the year of the pandemic, this was a huge success!
The money donated to NAMI MN goes to continue their student education of mental illness awareness and suicide prevention within the schools in our local area.
Included in the successful teaching by NAMI this past year, the Jordan School District has integrated the "Ending the Silence" learning module into their curriculum. This is a huge milestone for bringing further awareness to our youth!