On March 3, 2018, O’Donnell & Friends Charities held its first stand-alone Silent Auction at Toad Valley Golf Course which raised more than $15,000. Thank you to those who participated in this event, and we hope you will join us again in the future.
The O’Donnell & Friends Open is the largest fundraising event that O’Donnell & Friends Charities holds. This event alone has raised over one million dollars for local charities in the Greater Des Moines area. The 25th annual O’Donnell & Friends Open was held on June 22, 2018, at Toad Valley Golf Course and raised more than $90,000 for Des Moines area causes.
At last year’s Open, $68,342.25 was distributed to Community Youth Concepts, our major charity recipient for 2018. Additionally, we announced other distributions recently made to Principal Charity Classic, Amanda the Panda, COPS Classic, and the Lincoln High School Softball team.
We also recognized our FIRST recipients of the Dan & Dee O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship. Congratulations to Jack Clarke, Christopher Horn, Kinsey Lester, and Sandra Orellana Diaz on this well-deserved award.
Congratulations to the 1st place winners of last year’s Open: Jay Simpson, Ben Roberts, John McDermont, and Ron Wilson.
This event could not occur without the generosity of those involved. Thank you to the sponsors, contributors, volunteers, and participants for making it a truly special 25th year.
The 26th annual O’Donnell & Friends Open will be held at Toad Valley Golf Course on June 28, 2019. Click here for more information on this event.