O’Donnell & Friends Open

On June 22, 2018, the 25th Annual O’Donnell & Friends Open was held at Toad Valley Golf Course in support of Des Moines area charities.  This is our largest fundraiser that has raised more than one million dollars for Des Moines Area needs.

With the help of our sponsors, contributors, golfers, and volunteers, this year’s event brought in over $90,000 to help Des Moines area needs.  At the Open, we distributed $68,342.25 to Community Youth Concepts, our major charity recipient for 2018.  Community Youth Concepts intends on using these funds to build a ropes course for the youth they serve.  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 this 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 following for making this a truly special 25th year.


Alexander Investment Services, Inc.

Allstate Benefits

John & Kathy Bixler

Blue Knights Iowa III

Steve & Denise Bogle

Ben & Jill Boor

John & Penni Briles

Brilliant Borders

Brody Construction

Doug & Mary Kay Bruce

Matt Cale / State Farm Insurance Companies

Kelly & Debby Canfield

Capital Sanitary Supply Co., Inc.

Carl’s Place

Casey’s General Stores, Inc.

Central Sales, Inc.

Don & Janet Ceretti

Cherry Glen Farm

Bill & Betsy Cook

Mark & Kori Cooper

Patty & Jim Cownie Charitable Foundation

Amy & David Croll

Greg & Brenda Cushing

Darling International, Inc.

David Daughenbaugh

Patrick & Fran Daughenbaugh

Ken Deets

Des Moines Police Bargaining Association

Des Moines Police Burial Association

Des Moines Police Officers Credit Union

Josh & Jen Dose

Linda & Phil Dunshee

E.P. True Dental, P.C.

Electrical Power Products, Inc.

EMC Insurance Company

EMC National Life

Josh & Heather Evans

Kevin & Heidi Evans

David Fajardo

Mike Fitzgerald

Bob & Eileen Fogarty

Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

Aaron & Mary Jess Fritts

Gilcrest / Jewett Lumber Company

John Gilman

Mary Gilman

Mike & Dal Grooms

Jeff & Linda Gust

Nathan & Stephanie Habben

Christopher & Victoria Habben

Jerry Hadenfeldt

Debra Harris

Carrie Hatfield

Tim & Sue Hatling

Jacob & Crystal Heddinger

Dave & Mary Beth Heddinger

Steve & Sara Heddinger

Hemann Medicine, PLC / Dr. Gary & Ronda Hemann

Davin & Tiffany Holmes

Brian Hughes

Richard & Linda Hurd

In Memory of Cindy Monroe

In Memory of Grandma Gustafson

In Memory of Great Grandpa & Grandma O’Donnell

In Memory of Karen Heddinger

In Memory of Vern & Diana Hemann

Iowa State Bank

JA King & Company, LLC

Joe Morten & Son, Inc. / MotorWays

Evan & Amanda Jones

John & Kathie Jones

Josephs Jewelers

Rex & Alysia Kepford

Knights of Columbus

Todd & Beth Lemley

Marty Lester

Mike Lombardo

M&M Sales Company

Rhonda Maddex Porter

Magnolia Park Neighborhood Association

Kevin & Michelle Manz

Tim McCann

Dick & Martha McGinn

Mentor Iowa Board

Merit Paint/Ron Wilson

Midwest Heritage

Vern Mulkey

Bob & Janice Myers

Doug & Maggie Nichols

Pete Nigro

Mindy & Cody Nour

O’Donnell ACE Hardware

Bryan & Tonja O’Donnell

Dan & Kris O’Donnell

Dennis & Teri O’Donnell

Jim & Terrie O’Donnell

John & Rhonda O’Donnell

Mark & Tonya O’Donnell

Mike & Allysa O’Donnell

Jim & Josie O’Halloran

Pape Brothers Insurance, Inc

Todd & Ashley Parson

Polk County Recorder’s Office

Bill & Brendie Polka

Quantum Asset Management, LLC

John & Lesa Quinn

RDG Dahlquist Studios

RDG Planning & Design

Regency Brokerage Inc.

Gary Reimers & Jennifer Brown

Reiter Insurance Resources

John & Sandy Roan

Barb Sackett

Doug & Val Saltsgaver

Sarcone for County Attorney

John & Nancy Sarcone

Cory & Lisa Schoening

Select Auto Sales

Jim & Joyce Shaffer

Daniel Sierra

St. Francis of Assisi Church

Thomas & Sarah Stadler

Stockman’s Inn / Iowa State Fair

Supplemental Insurance Services, Inc.

Phil Swartz

T&M Consolidated Company

Charlie & Debra Taylor

The Ripple Effect


Cameron & Carolyn Torstenson

Chuck & Shelly Turner

Two Rivers Glass & Door

Michelle Vanhoose & Rico DiMarzio

Brent Wells

Denny Westover

Jeffrey & Mara White

Adam & Laura Wilhelm

Dan & Janelle Zaug



Bob Brown Chevrolet


Coca-Cola Atlantic Bottling Company

Eagle’s Wings

Hy-Vee Altoona

Image 360

In the Bag

Iron Works

Joe Barrett

Kim Battani

Marty Lester

Nate & Stephanie Habben

Nick Rinard

O’Donnell ACE Hardware

Play It Again Sports

Purcell Printing & Signs

Tim & Anj O’Donnell

Willis Auto Campus