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BTOH Journal

7th Annual Kickball Tournament


Published: October 5th, 2014 by Kim Anderson

Thank you to everyone who came out to our annual kickball tournament at the Valley View Fields in Bloomington, MN – the sun was shining and it couldn’t have been a better day.

Thank you to our sponsors

Horizon Agency, Inc., Chubb Insurance Group, TCF Bank, Flanery Brothers, Wenzel Heating & Air Conditioning, Fresco, Inc., The Cellular Connection, Ernst & Young and GR Promotions.

Thank you to the teams who participated – you were so fun to watch.

Family Division

Don’t Stop Believing, Just for Kicks, Kickin Cousins, Kickin for Adrian, Scorpions, One Kick Wonders

Competitive Division

K-Bunnies, Just Like High Schook, Ballsagna, Foot Clan, Sparkle Ponies, Wild Things, Unleashed, Summertime Brew, Swift Kick in the Grass, Balls Deep, Balls & Dolls, Saved by The ball.

2014 Kickball Champs - Competitive Division - Summertime Brew 2014 Kickball Champs - Family Division Just for Kicks

Winners – Family Division – Just for Kicks and the Competitive Division, Summertime Brew

Thank you to everyone who purchased raffles tickets and to all of the companies who donated gift certificates or products – if your ticket was pulled you should have received your raffle item or it has been mailed.

MN Wild Tickets – 4 Tickets – Donated by Ernts & Young – Winner – Josh G

SamSung Tab 2 7 inch tablet – Donated by The Cellular Connection – Winner – Scott H.

Quilt – Maple Grove Quilters Group – Winner – Joe Hasling

CD – Fix Me Up (Zach Sobiech)

Fly a Little Higher book (Laura Sobiech)

MN Arboretum – 4 VIP Passes

Mill City Museum – 4 Passes

Gutherie Theate – 2 Tickets

Poor Richards – Gift Cards (2) $25 each

The Works Museum – 4 Passes

Joke Joint – Passes

Gold Nugget – 1 GC $25

Roasted Pear Restaurant – 1 GC $20

ChiroCenter – 1 GC (hour massage)

Personal Trainer – 1 GC (The Sabes Jewish Community Center)

Creative Confections by Heidi – 1 GC – Cupcakes

Erik’s Bike Shop – 1 GC $25

Brave New Workshop – 2 Passes

Rocco Altobelli – 2 GC – $20 each

Chanhassen – Dinner & Show for 2

Granola

BBQ Basket

Cowboy Jacks bucket with GC

Mary Kay Basket

Von Foss

Air Maxx Trampoline

Hope Basket

Pillowcase – set of 2

Mark your calendar for next year – the last Saturday in September 2015

In Hope

Quarterly Sewing Events


Published: August 22nd, 2014 by Kim Anderson

Pillowcase and chemo bag

Pictured – Co-founder Kim Anderson and volunteer Amelia Merfeld

 

Looking for a way to help out but are not able to make a monetary donation come join us at our quarterly  sewing event held at our Sponsor facility the Four Seasons Quilts, 9708 63rd Avenue North, Maple Grove, MN – owner Joann.  Thank you so much for the use of your facility we are able to bring together 12-15 people to design, cut, sew, iron some of the most beautiful pillowcases and chemo bags.  Time is 12:00 (noon) to 5p.m.  We have people come who love to iron but don’t sew, we have those those love to sew but don’t like to iron, others have the eye to put patterns together.  We meet new people every quarter and are able to share our goals and mission with them.  Great fellowship event.

St.MinneSomePlace in Paradise


Published: August 22nd, 2014 by Kim Anderson

Blair’s Tree of Hope was nominated by Kalbi Grogan who is a member of the St.MinneSomePlace in Paradise non-profit to come and present who we are at a meeting.  At this meeting we had to share with them who we are and what we do along with 4 other non-profits.   Blair’s Tree of Hope was selected as one of the 2 charities that St.MinnesSomePlace will donate funds to this fiscal year.   Thank you to Kalbi and the board members for selecting Blair’s Tree of Hope Non-Profit – yo u are helping us to Help Other People Everyday.  HOPE

Heartfelt Thank You


Published: August 22nd, 2014 by Kim Anderson

It is so heartwarming to receive the Thank you’s notes from the families that we help and we do read and share each one at the board meetings.   We received a heartfelt thank you in the mail today from a grandparent of a child going through a journey and felt we should share with you.

“Hello –  Last year Labor day my grandson was diagnosed with cancer and began chemo treatments at Minneapolis Childrens.  My grandson was very close with his grandmother  whose love and support helped him in his day to day battle.  His grandmother passed away  recently from her own battle with another disease.  In my wife’s memory I would like to make this donation to your organization so that someone like my grandson and their family might benefit from your generosity as my grandson and his did.  Thanks to Blair’s Tree of Hope and what you do and keep up the good work.   Sincerely a grateful grandfather.

7th Annual Kickball Tournament 9-27-2014


Published: August 22nd, 2014 by Kim Anderson

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It is time to get your teams together for our annual Kickball Tournament.

This year we have 3 divisions:

Co-Ed Competitive Division, entire team must be 16+ for teams who wish to have a competitive game (equal number of woman and men on each team) double elimination

Co-Ed Non-Competitive Division, for teams looking to play a friendly and fun game, entire team must be 16+  (equal number of woman and men on each team) 2 game guarantee

Family Division, for teams looking to play games for fun, teams will be made up of players of all ages, 2 game guarantee

The day starts out with a balloon release where we honor and remember those that have gone through or going through a journey.

Raffle will be held again and tickets will be on sale in the next two weeks.

Bone Marrow Drive will be held from 9am to 12:00 noon.

Any questions on teams contact Jodi Olson at 612-940-3906 or btoh_kickball@yahoo.

If you are interested in being a sponsor or would like to donate to our raffle contact Kim Anderson at 612-599-4221 or kanderson000@yahoo.com

Thank you.