2020 Golf & Taste Celebration Recap

September 14, 2020

More than 100 volunteers and 200 golfers joined us at Island View Golf Club for our 35th Annual Golf Celebration on Monday, Sept. 14. We enjoyed ample sunshine, snacks, silent auction bids and socially distanced fun, all while raising money for Ridgeview’s COVID-19 efforts. Thank you for helping make this another successful event.

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Our healthcare teams are remaining vigilant in the fight against COVID-19. They are on the front lines, ensuring our community is safe and healthcare is available to all. Our role in the Foundation has never been more difficult. In a year full of difficulty, your donations are truly making an impact. They help ensure our talented medical staff have access to the latest, cutting edge medical equipment and technology so Ridgeview remains a healthcare leader in the southwest metro. Please consider donating today.

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Congrats to Our Golf Winners! 

Coffee Cup - Morning

Photo of Golf Winners - Marco Photo of Golf Winners - Katie & Friends Photo of Golf Winners - nThrive

 Founder's Cup - Afternoon

Photo of Golf Winners - Transport Security Photo of Golf Winners - Old National Bank Photo of Golf Winners - The Ward Group


Thank you to our 2020 Corporate Sponsors!

Premier Sponsors

Photo of Anesthesia Associates Logo Photo of Lockton's Logo
North Central Vehicles Logo Photo of Ridgeview Medical Staff Logo

Chairman Sponsors

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President Sponsors

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Executive Sponsors

Photo of Eden Trace's Logo Photo of The Partners Group logo Photo of Wigen Logo

Leadership Sponsors

Photo of Allina Logo Photo of Aurora's logo Photo of Beniek Logo
Photo of Charter Bank logo Photo of Clifton Larson Allen logo Photo of CorTrust Bank logo
Photo of EMPAC Logo Photo of Knutson Logo

Photo of Lakeview Logo

Photo of Lola's Lake House Logo Photo of Medica Logo
Photo of Melchert, Hubert, Sjodin Attorneys at Law logo
Photo of Old National Logo
Photo of Twin Cities Orthopedics Logo
Photo of Western OBGYN Logo

Associate Sponsors

Photo of Consulting Radiologists Logo Photo of EPS's Logo

Photo of Meristem Family Wealth Logo
Photo of Minnesota Oncology Logo Photo of OBGYN West's Logo Photo of Prevost Partners Logo
Photo of Promotion Select Logo

Stakeholder Sponsors

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Affiliate Sponsors

Photo of HCMC logo Photo of Gilbert logo Photo of Marco's logo
Photo of Rassman Media Group Logo Photo of South Lake Peds Logo Photo of Thrivent logo
Photo of Wells Fargo logo

2019 Golf & Taste Celebration Recap

On June 24, more than 750 community members attended the 34th annual Ridgeview Foundation Golf & Taste Celebration at Island View Golf Club in Waconia. The event raised more than $1.125 million for Ridgeview Medical Center, marking the ninth consecutive year supporters have reached this significant milestone.

“I am so proud of our generous donors and our outstanding volunteers and staff for making this event such a huge success year after year,” said Dave Philip, event chairperson. “Their ongoing support is truly a testament of the trust and faith the greater community has in Ridgeview.”

As one of the most successful charity golf events in the upper Midwest, the Ridgeview Foundation Golf & Taste Celebration has raised more than $13.5 million since 1986. Proceeds have helped fund some of the most critical programs and services at Ridgeview Medical Center. These additions include birthing suites and equipment, the Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Ridgeview, and the new Norman and Ann Hoffman Emergency Center.

Funds raised from this year’s event will continue to support the Norman and Ann Hoffman Emergency Center through the purchase of three new ambulances and the completion of a second stabilization/trauma room.

“There have been advancements in technology and equipment in emergency care and ambulance services,” said Ben Nielson, COO, Ridgeview Medical Center. “It’s critical we invest in these resources to continue to save lives every day.”

A few midday rain showers couldn’t dampen the spirits of the volunteers, sponsors and participants who came to show their support of Ridgeview.

The celebration kicked off in the morning with a Coffee Cup tournament for the participating golfers. After that, a Founder’s Cup tournament filled the afternoon. Participants enjoyed food, beverages and fun contests throughout the course.

Meanwhile, the annual bridge tournament took place at The Winery at Sovereign Estates. Players enjoyed a lunch and special raffle.

The evening drew in more than 500 supporters for the Taste of Ridgeview Region—a celebration featuring food and beverages from a variety of local restaurants and establishments and live music from local musicians. Fox 9’s chief meteorologist Ian Leonard returned to serve as the emcee for the program, leading silent and live auctions and recognizing major sponsors.

Event participants also had an opportunity to pick from more than 350 pulls on the “Grip It & Rip It” board, which totaled $40,000 in prizes. They could also “Buy a Brick,” which will be permanently featured on the donor wall at the Norman and Ann Hoffman Emergency Center.

“The community continually shows their dedication to Ridgeview, and we sincerely appreciate the efforts of everyone here today,” said Michael Phelps, president and CEO, Ridgeview Medical Center. “Our supporters value the significant services Ridgeview provides in the community, and with their help we will continue to deliver the highest-quality medical care to our patients.”

Thank you to all who joined us for this special event. Please plan to attend the 35th annual celebration on June 22, 2020.

2019 Event Photos