The O’Donnell & Friends Open, first established in 1994, has raised more than $1.4 million dollars for Des Moines area causes. This is the largest fundraiser that O’Donnell & Friends Charities holds, and has been hosted at Toad Valley Golf course every year since its inception.
In 2020, the 27th O’Donnell & Friends Open was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, we were still able to raise $85,000 for FOUR worthy organizations: Children’s Cancer Connection, EveryStep, Count the Kicks by Healthy Birth Day, and American Brawn.
O’Donnell & Friends Charities WILL be hosting the 28th O’Donnell & Friends Open on June 25th, 2021, at Toad Valley Golf Course. This event will support Family Cancer Network, Link Associates, & Can Play.
Family Cancer Network is a growing nonprofit organization with a primary focus of helping patients and families dealing with blood or pediatric cancer. Link Associates works to provide people with intellectual disabilities the opportunities to achieve their personal goals. Can Play believes that every child CAN PLAY, and strives to supplement the cost of playing sports and adapt the play to the skill level of each child.
We will also be recognizing award winners of the Dan & Dee O’Donnell Memorial Scholarship at this year’s Open.
Thank you to all the sponsors, contributors, volunteers, and golfers who helped make last year a success in light of these challenging times, and we ask for your continued support at this year’s O’Donnell & Friends Open! For more information on how to become a sponsor at the Open, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.