10th Annual Abbey's Hope Golf Tournament and Party

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This year is a special one as we mark the 10th anniversary of the Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation. Over these 10 years, we have accomplished powerful and amazing; things. In large part due to the support we receive not only throughout the year, but at our annual fundraising event. With this special anniversary, we are doing things a bit different this year.

September 11th:  We are moving to a new venue this year! The Abbey’s Hope Golf Tournament sponsored by our friends at Bridgewater Bank will be held at Olympic Hills Golf Club in Eden Prairie.  We will be hosting a 9-hole tournament in the morning and our 18-hole “Abbey’s Shamble” at 1pm.  A social gathering with heavy appetizers and drinks will follow the golf for the participants only.  We have SOLD-OUT of the 18-hole event!

Schedule of Events of September 11th Golf Tournament:

8:00AM- 9-hole registration 

9:00AM-9-hole event begins

12:00PM- Registration for 18-hole event & lunch begins

1:00PM- 18-hole shotgun start- EVENT SOLD OUT!!

6:00PM- Social gathering with appetizers & drinks for golf participants only.


SOLD-OUT-CORPORATE TEE SPONSORSHIP- $2,500 : Includes tee signage, shout-out on our social media outlets, 18 holes of golf for four, plus players will receive tickets to our November 11th party along with a ticket for a guest. Lunch included. (Eight November 11th tickets total included) 

SOLD-OUT FOURSOME- $1,750: Enjoy 18 holes of golf, plus players will get tickets to our November 11th event. Lunch included. (Four November 11th party tickets included)

9-HOLE FOURSOME- $700: Want to play golf, but can't commit to an 18-hole round? Join us at 9am for the 9-hole foursome tournament. Lunch will be provided after the round.

VIP 9-HOLE FOURSOME- $900: Same as the 9-hole foursome, but players get tickets to November 11th party.

Spots are in our 9-hole tournament are available and will fill up fast, so register today!

We are also creating a waitlist at this time for the 18-hole event. Please email Samantha at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get your name added and should a spot open up, we will let you know.


November 11th: Instead of our big party following the golf event as in years’ past, we are throwing an even bigger party at the Metropolitan Ballroom. The Abbey's Hope "Thanks for Giving" Celebration and Concert will have delicious food, drinks, rockin' musical entertainment by the Gear Daddies and Tina & the B-sides. Also, check out our great silent & live auction. Tickets are $100, but after October 11th prices will increase to $150, so purchase your tickets today!

In true Abbey’s Hope fashion, both events are guaranteed to be a great time! Mark your calendars and we hope to see you there! 

A huge thanks goes to our title sponsor for both events- Bridgewater Bank! Thank you!

Click here to register for these two great events!

Through your generosity each year we've been able to accomplish so much including supporting swim lessons for children at the YMCAs, creating and airing powerful PSAs and developing educational materials about pool drain safety and active supervision that are distributed nationwide.  With your support we have some big things happening for 2017... stay tuned! You all help make Abbey's hope a reality! Thank you! 
Questions about these events or to discuss sponsorship opportunities please reach out to our Program Manager, Sam Carolus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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