Please see the below message from our President regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the annual O’Donnell & Friends Open.
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the 27th Annual O’Donnell & Friends Open is officially cancelled due to safety concerns and restrictions around the COVID-19 virus.
As difficult a decision this was to make, we are not alone in this decision and we are certain this is the choice that had to be made. O’Donnell & Friends Charities considers the health and safety of our family and friends to be of utmost importance.
A huge thank you to all of our previous and recent sponsors! It is because of your pledge and loyalty that we were able to make this next, much easier decision to honor our commitment to the 4 incredibly worthy charities we chose to be the beneficiaries of the 27th annual O’Donnell & Friends Open.
We will be giving funds in the total of $85,000 to Children’s Cancer Connection, EveryStep, Count the Kicks by Healthy Birth Day, and American Brawn. We have also pledged $6,500 to the Dan & Dee O’Donnell Scholarship Fund to benefit 14 students in 2020.
Although we are not hosting the O’Donnell & Friends Open this year, we continue our fundraising efforts to positively impact multiple charities. Therefore, we are still collecting donations in the form of sponsorships. If you are in a position to give, please refer to our Sponsor letter; check us out on Facebook or our website, http://www.odonnellcharities.org. You may also send a check payable to O’Donnell & Friends Charities to PO Box 13439, Des Moines, IA 50310. As always, your donation is 100% tax deductible. Futhermore, if you donated in 2020 and want a refund, please contact us.
While we are saddened by the cancellation of this year’s tournament, one thing that is certain, our conviction has not changed and our resolve is not cancelled! Thank you for enabling O’Donnell & Friends Charities to continue the legacy and ‘receive by giving.’
Finally, we offer our deepest sympathies from all involved in our charitable organization to those of you that have been affected by this pandemic. We are so grateful to all who attend and participate in our O’Donnell & Friends Open. Our biggest wish is for all of you to stay healthy and come back next year!”
Mindy O’Donnell Nour
President, O’Donnell & Friends Charities
Please take a look at our upcoming events as we continue to support charitable organizations in the Greater Des Moines area. You can also “LIKE” us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on our current news and events.
If you’d like to be a donor/sponsor for an upcoming event, or for any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support as we honor the legacy of our founders, Dan & Dee O’Donnell.