Annual Golf & Taste Celebration

June 24, 2019

2019 Foundation Golf Event Program

34th Annual Golf & Taste Celebration is one of the Twin Cities’ most successful charity golf events.

Golfers, bridge players, employees, volunteers, community members and guests come together to raise funds at Ridgeview Foundation’s 34th annual Golf & Taste Celebration. More than 750 people attend this event each year at Island View Golf Course in Waconia.

Since the first Golf & Taste Celebration in 1986, more than $13 million has been raised to expand the technology and services available to communities served by Ridgeview. As Ridgeview Foundation’s largest annual fundraising event.

“We are thankful for the continued generosity of our sponsors and the Ridgeview community for making this event successful year after year,” said event chairperson, Dave Philp. “To see so many people come out and support the crucial role Ridgeview plays in our community is truly amazing.”

This year’s proceeds will support the Lifeline for a Lifetime campaign and the Norman and Ann Hoffman Emergency Center in Waconia. Funds will help purchase three new ambulances and will benefit the renovation of a second stabilization/trauma room to further our mission of providing the very best care when you need it most.

Event Included Something for Everyone

The day-long celebration comprises a morning round of golf with coffee cup shotgun, a “Grip It & Rip It” board, and a bridge tournament followed by the founder’s cup afternoon golf.

The evening events includes the Taste of Ridgeview Region, featuring beverages and hors d’oeuvres from the area’s finest restaurants. Fox 9 Chief Meteorologist Ian Leonard will serve as the emcee for the evening program, with silent and live auctions. Guests will be entertained for the evening by American roots band, Traveled Ground.

“Ridgeview relies on philanthropic, compassionate people to support our mission,” said Michael Phelps, president and CEO, Ridgeview Medical Center. “We are extremely thankful for the ongoing generosity of our Golf & Taste participants and their commitment to helping Ridgeview continue to deliver the best health care in the southwest corridor.”

For more information, contact the Foundation office at 952-442-6010 or at

Ridgeview Foundation promotes philanthropy and builds relationships to support Ridgeview’s mission to make a positive difference in the quality of life and health for the west-suburban communities served. A volunteer Board of Directors, whose members represent communities throughout Ridgeview’s service region, guides it.

Register for the 34th Annual Golf & Taste Celebration here:

There is still time to become a sponsor! Contact the Ridgeview Foundation office at 952-442-6010 or

We need your help! There are have many timeslots available for volunteers throughout the day at the Golf & Taste Celebration.

Volunteer at the event

Have a timeshare to share? Season ticket holder and not able to make every game? Please consider donating your experiences, tickets, gift cards and other items for silent and live auctions at our Golf & Taste Celebration. Help us raise money in a fun way!


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Check out photos from last year's event:

2018 Photo Gallery


2019 Golf Sponsors

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