Working to enhance the lives of children and families living with Osteogenesis Imperfecta.
Fun Fall Fiesta Meet & Greet is set for Sunday October 28th from 2pm-4pm at the Southdale YMCA in Edina in the Multi-Purpose room A. The address is 7355 York Avenue South, Edina, MN 55435. Please join us for some fall activities, snacks and conversation. For more information or questions about this gathering please contact us at BCFforOI@aol.com or 507-931-3454. Hope to see you there.
The Bennett Clayton Foundation would like to congratulate our 2012 scholarhip recipient, Mr. Alex Harrison from West Des Moines, IA. Applications for the 2013 scholarship will begin January 1, 2012.
BCF is proud to announce the 2011 scholarship winner, Miss Felicia Wagner from Marshfield, WI. Congratulations Felicia! Applications for the 2012 scholarship will begin January 1, 2012.
The Bennett Clayton Foundation for Children with OI has once again been honored by Wells Fargo Bank by being selected as one of the recipients of their 2011 annual charity golf event. Thank you to them for their continued support!
Congratulations to our 2010 scholarship award winner Miss Hanna Rapsky of Stevens Point, WI. Applications for the 2011 scholarship will begin January 1, 2011.
BCF is proud to announce our 2009 scholarship award winner is Miss Tawnya Taylor from Moorhead, MN. Congratulations Tawyna! Applications for the 2010 scholarship will begin January 1, 2010. Make sure to check out the link above for more information.
Be sure to check into the BCF personal health grant to help children with OI. These $2500 semi-annual grants, available to children to assist in obtaining medical services or supplies, such as walkers, wheelchairs, dental work, physical therapy and any other OI related services or supplies. Deadlines are June 30th and December 31st.
Check it out here BCF Grant for details and an application.
Check out our latest newsletter, click on the link above! To be added to our mailing list please email name and address to BCFforOI@aol.com.
The 2012 BCF Charity Golf Event was held Friday August 3, 2012 at Shoreland Country Club in St. Peter. This year's theme was the Olympics. Fun on and off the course with silly games, a great dinner and silent auction all raising $20,000 for BCF! A special thank you to our presenting sponsors, Davisco Foods International and the John & Leslie Frank family as well as our Birdie Sponsors; Mark & Mary Davis, Arthur J. Gallagher, Pell Insurance & Real Estate and St. Peter Lumber Company and our Bogey Sponsors; Nicollet County Bank and John Poncin. If you have any questions about this event please contact us at BCFforOI@aol.com or at 507-931-3454. Let the Games Begin!
Cellist Jeffrey Erbland, joined by musicians from the University of Minnesota School of Music and the Twin Cities area performed a recital of Chamber Music to benefit the Bennett Clayton Foundation. A wonderful concert was enjoyed by all in attendance followed by a reception with the musicians. Thank you Jeffrey for putting together this wonderful event! We look forward to more in the future. For more information about this event please contact us at BCFforOI@aol.com or at 507-931-3454.
Area OI families and friends enjoyed a gathering at the Brunswick Zone XL in Lakeville, MN on Sunday March 11, 2012. A wonderful time was had with bowling, refreshements and sharing time! Thank you to Carol and Lane Brundieck for organizing this great event. For more information about this event or upcoming events contact us at BCFforOI@aol.com or 507-931-3454.
Our 8th Annual Golf and Charity Event was held Friday August 12, 2011 at Shoreland Country Club in St. Peter. The fun theme this year was Cowboy Round Up and a great time was had by y'all! Bennett's first tee shot was a great hit and the golfers were off to a great day of fun and games on the course. The day finished up with a successful silent auction (thank you to all who donated items!) and dinner. A "Texas sized" THANK YOU goes out to all our wonderful sponsors including our presenting sponsor Davisco Foods International as well as John & Leslie Frank, Pell Insurance and Real Estate, Famous Daves BBQ, Lyndale Plant Service, Mark & Mary Davis, Nicollet County Bank, John Poncin, RJ Construction & St. Peter Lumber Company. Next year's event will be held on Friday August 3, 2012! Hope to see you all there.
Our 7th annual Golf and Charity Event was held Friday August 13, 2010 at Shoreland Country Club in St. Peter. This year's theme was baseball in honor of the new Twins stadium. Bennett hit the first shot of course at 11:00am and the golfers were off. A bit of a sprinkle here and there with a lot of heat and sun mixed in made for an interesting round! Thank you again to our presenting sponsor, Davisco Foods International! Also our great appreciation for all our other sponsors; John & Leslie Frank, Sharon Garber Family, Pell Insurance and Real Estate, Nicollet County Bank and Randy Jernberg of Famous Daves Mankato. For more information on this event please contact Paula at 612-850-9931 or Erin at 507-931-3454 or email us at BCFforOI@aol.com.
We look forward to seeing you on course next year on Friday August 12, 2011!
BCF was proud to once again sponsor our MN area Meet & Greet on Saturday May 1, 2010. We were able to meet at the City Bella Apartment Complex Meeting Room in Richfield, MN thanks to Bill & Joanna Stone. Unfortunately, their daughter, Sarah Kate, had a fracture and was hospitalized at the time of the gathering. Our thoughts and warm wishes were sent out to her for a speedy recovery! We a had a nice time enjoying meeting new friends and families living with OI. We took some time to discuss "tricks of the trade" so to speak, with some good ideas shared including; XeroSox cast covers (www.xerosox.com), dealing with school age issues (bussing, recess, etc). We look forward to visiting with you all again soon! If you are interested in hosting a gathering please contact Erin at 507-931-3454 or email us at BCFforOI@aol.com.
A Halloween Meet & Greet Event was held on Sunday October 25, 2009 from 2-4pm at Thompson Park Activity Center in West St. Paul. It was a fun time connecting with other OI families and individuals. Children enjoyed games and activities. Snacks and refreshments were be provided. Thank you to Carol Brundieck and her family for organizing this wonderful event! If you have ideas for future gatherings or questions about this or other OI events please contact us at BCFforOI@aol.com. Keep watching here for upcoming events!
BCF's Sixth Annual Golf and Chartiy Event was held on Friday August 14, 2009 at Shoreland Country Club in St. Peter, MN. A wonderful time was had on our African Safari (at least it sure felt like it at 90 degrees!). We were able to raise over $15,000 thanks in part to our wonderful sponsors; Presenting Sponsors - Daviso Foods International and Wells Fargo Bank, Birdie Sponsors - John & Leslie Frank, Pell Insurance & Real Estate and St. Peter Lumber Company, Par Sponsors - Bilco Enterprises, Famous Daves BBQ, Nicollet County Bank, RJ Construction and Swingtown Marketing Group and our many tee box sponsors. Thank you also to our many golfers and wonderful volunteers who endured the August heat for this great cause. Remember to mark your calendars for next year Friday August 13, 2010!
Thank you again to all the families and friends who joined us at the OI Family and Friends Meet & Greet Saturday, April 18th at Bent Creek Golf Club in Eden Prairie, MN. We all had a wonderful time visiting with old friends and meeting new ones! For more information on this event or any of our events please contact us at BCFforOI@aol.com or by phone at 507-931-3454. Watch the website for more events to come!
BCF had a fun, frozen time at St. Peter, MN's annual Winterfest Parade 2009! This year we were happy to be joined by many family and friends, walking and riding in this mid winter festivity. Every year we make a great impression, leaving more and more knowing of the existence of OI.
BCF's Fifth Annual Golf and Charity Event was held Friday August 8, 2008 at Shoreland Country Club in St. Peter, MN. With our Johnny Cash, Putt the Line theme we had another wonderful turn out for golfers this year. The 18-hole scramble event kicked off at 11:00 am on a gorgeous day and continued into the evening with dinner provided by Famous Daves BBQ and silent auction. We would like to thank our presenting sponsor, Davisco Foods International of LeSueur, MN! Thank you to all our sponsors, golfers, attendees and volunteers for another great event to raise funds and promote education and awareness of OI. Make sure to mark your calendars for next year's event to be held Friday, August 14, 2009. See you on the links!
Thank you to all those who attended the second BCF OI Family Meet & Greet held on Saturday April 19, 2008! The even was held at Bent Creek Golf Club in Eden Prairie, MN. Several new families were in attendance as well as some old friends. It was a great chance to get to know others facing the similar struggles and triumphs that OI can bring. For more information or questions about this event please contact us at BCFforOI@aol.com or by phone at 507-931-3454. We look forward to next year's event and meeting even more families and individuals in the MN OI community, watch for details!
BCF once again entered a float in St. Peter's Winterfest parade on Friday February 8, 2008, raising awareness of OI and BCF and having a fun time too!
BCF's Fourth Annual Golf and Charity Event was held Friday, August 10, 2007 at Shoreland Country Club in St. Peter, MN. We had a record number of golfers this year at 138! Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Gluek Brewing Company for their support. Thank you also to all of our other sponsors, attendees and volunteers. This year's event, of 18 holes of golf with dinner and silent auction, had a theme of "It's Five O' Clock Somewhere" and was enjoyed by all, raising over $18,000 for BCF.
For more information on this event please contact us at BCFforOI@aol.com or 507-931-3454.
BCF hosted the second biannual An Evening of Wine and Art Charity Event on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at the St. Peter Community Center's Governors Room. This event consisted of a wine tasting and art auction, hors d ouvres, music and fun. A special thank you to our wine sponsor MGM Liquor Warehouse, St. Peter. For more information on this event or any other event please contact us at BCFforOI@aol.com or 507-931-3454.
The Bennett Clayton Foundation hosted a gathering for all children and families affected by OI on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at the St. Peter Community Center, St. Peter, MN. This was an informal gathering to simply make connections with others dealing with osteogenesis imperfecta. We had a wonderful turn out and enjoyed getting to know each other and in some cases reconnecting. We hope to have this as an annual event and welcome anyone to host future gatherings! For questions regarding this event or future events please contact BCF by email at BCFforOI@aol.com or by phone at 507-931-3454.
We enjoyed making connections with you!
BCF marched for awareness once again in our local St. Peter Winterfest parade on Friday, February 9, 2007. It was a very cold evening, but it was very fun working toward our goals of education and awareness of OI.
The Third Annual BCF Golf and Charity Event was held Friday, August 11, 2006 at Shoreland Country Club, St. Peter, MN. Again we are thrilled to report on another successful event! We had the highest golfer turnout at eighty-five golfers. Thank you to all our sponsors; Davisco Foods International, Pell Insurance & Real Estate, Inc., St. Peter Lumber Co., Iris Consulting and Nicollet County Bank. We would also like to thank all those who participated in this event as golfers, dinner guests, donors and volunteers. For more information on this or any other event please contact us at BCFforOI@aol.com or 507-931-3454.
Next year's event will be held on Friday, August 10, 2007. We hope to see you there!
The Bennett Clayton Foundation took part in the 2nd Annual St. Peter Area Winterfest celebration by entering a float in the parade on Friday February 10, 2006. It was our goal to raise awareness of OI in our community and of course have fun!
The Second Annual BCF Golf and Charity Event was held Friday, August 12, 2005 at Shoreland Country Club, St. Peter, MN. Once again the event included an 18-hole round of golf, a hog roast/corn feed dinner, kid games and silent auction. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, participants and volunteers the day was a complete success! We can't wait to kick off plans for next year's event on Friday, August 11, 2006, see you there!
For more information on this event please contact us at BCFforOI@aol.com or by phone at 507-931-3454.
The Bennett Clayton Foundation's Evening of Wine and Art was held Saturday April 30, 2005 at Creek Side Supper Club, Kasota, MN. This event featured a wine tasting, an art show and silent auction, in all an elegant evening of entertainment and education.
Thank you to our wine sponsor MGM Liquor Warehouse, St. Peter, MN!
For more information on this event please contact us at BCFforOI@aol.com or by phone at 507-931-3454.
This winter, during St. Peter's First Annual Winterfest, BCF proudly built our first snow sculpture! With the help of good friends and a heap of snow we were able to construct our BCF logo. Although the weather was not very cooperative in the preservation of the "great work of art" (see picture below) we had a wonderful time and hopefully raised new awareness in our own community of OI. Unfortunately our sculpture did not win top honors, but we graciously accepted a wonderful donation from the winning team, Volk Electric in St. Peter, MN. Thank you for your support!
Our first event, the Inaugural BCF Golf and Charity Event held Friday August 13, 2004 at Shoreland Country Club in St. Peter, MN was a resounding success! With the amazing outpouring of support from friends, family and the entire community we raised over $20,000 to be used to fund OI research and education. Sponsors, donors, golfers and volunteers gave us all a day of which we can be proud. The event began with our very own, then two year old, Bennett Clayton taking the first swing of the day (shown below). Soon after the eighty golfers were off to a fine round. The day ended with a hog roast and corn feed and silent auction.
For information on this event please contact us at BCFforOI@aol.com or by phone at 507-931-3454.
Take 394 West to 494 South, exit at Valley View Road. Turn right and go approximately 2 miles. Bent Creek will be on the right 1 and 1/2 blocks past the light at Mitchell Road.
From East Via 62:
Take County 62 West (the Crosstown) to Baker Road. Take a left on Baker Road and follow to first stop light which is Valley View Road. Take a right onto Valley View Road. Bent Creek will be on the right about 1 and 1/2 blocks down.
From East Via 1-494:
Take 1-494 West to Exit 5 West (Exit I IC). Go1/2 mile to Mitchell Road Exit. Turn right onto Mitchell Road. Take Mitchell Road to Valley View Road and turn left onto Valley View. Bent Creek will be on the right about 1 and 1/2 blocks down.
From The West:
Take Highway 5 East to Eden Prairie Road. Turn left. Go to Valley View road, turn right. Bent Creek will be approximately I mile down on the left hand side.