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BTOH Journal

9th Annual Kickball Tournament

Published: September 17th, 2016 by Kim Anderson

Our Teams are set for our 9th Annual Kickball Tournament. **If you are looking for something to do we are still looking for volunteers.** contact Jodi at or click on the link below.   If you are not busy and would like to come and watch, come on out and buy RAFFLE TICKETS  $1.00 each and will be sold until around 1:30 or 2:00pm.. Great prizes like MN Vikings Tickets (thank you Joy Terkelsen Kroll for this great donation) a MN Twins Pay Phone (Thank you Wendy Lynn Briley for this great donation) and much more. We will have a Bone Marrow Drive going (note that BTOH has found 5 plus matches from this event in the past 8 years) Want to be hero sign up save a life. There will be a concession stand with food and drink (non alcoholic). We will be selling T-Shirts at the event as well – Navy Blue in color. This event holds so many wonderful memories for our family of Blair Anderson playing before she went in for her Bone Marrow Transplant. How about you coming out and making more memories with us and raising funds to help us to Help Other People Everyday! HOPE. Thank you all so very much for your love and support of our family, friends and lastly for Blair Anderson and all of the kids who have gone through and are going through this journey called Cancer. In Hope and Love

Volunteers are needed to sign up to volunteer during the tournament

Sign up for Blairs Tree of Hope Kickball Tournament ( ) on @SignUpdotcom today!

We have raffle tickets for sale if anyone is interested $1 each ticket. You can also go to our website and hit donate and buy that way but include $3 for the fee that we have to pay.  I will put your tickets in the drawing. MN Vikings Tickets, MN Twins Pay Phone, Quilts, Gift Cards and many other items.  Thank you for your support. Good Luck.

Thank you to our main sponsors we could not do this without you….  TCF Bank, KOHL’s, Horizon Agency, Inc., BankDirect, Flanerys, Wenzel Heating and GR Productions.   T-Shirts will be for sale at the event.

In Hope





9th Annual Kickball Tournament

Published: July 22nd, 2016 by Kim Anderson

Family Kickball

Our family enjoyed a very special memory with Blair as she was about to start her Bone Marrow journey.  We were thankful to be part of the Flannery Labor Day Weekend Kickball game.  Where it all began- this is a picture of the family during a labor day kickball game. Blair was going through treatment at the time, but for this one day she was able to get out and have a lot of fun! This is where the inspiration for this event and BTOH comes from- that beautiful, smart, brave, gentle, kind, hilarious girl in the front on the right. That is Blair and we do this in her memory.

This is 1 day of full of lots of fun – come and join us and make lots of memories.

We will also have a Bone Marrow Drive going – if you have wanted to register now is the time – there is no cost to you it is sponsored by Be A Hero Become a Donor “BAHBAD”.  We are so thankful to them for being our Bone Marrow Sponsor every year.  During the past 8 years we have found 5 matches and we even know a couple of the donors that helped save/extend someones life.

We are looking for teams as noted in this registration for the cost of $100, donations for our raffle as well as sponsors for our Kickball tournament.   If you are interested in donating for the raffle you can contact Colleen at and if you would like to be a sponsor and obtain more information contact Kim Anderson at or call 612-599-4221.

Here is the registration form that you can complete and send to our committee chair Jodi Olson at or contact her at 612-940-3906.



Any questions please feel free to contact Kim at

See you on 9/24/2016.

In Hope

Blair’s Tree of Hope


Thank you!

Published: April 28th, 2016 by Kim Anderson

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 4th Annual Interpretation of Hope Event the success it was.   The committee members worked so very hard and we want to thank them.  Melissa Barns, Ken Waldron, Nancy Waldron, Karen Brendal, Stephanie Merfeld, Karen Cross, Michele Moen, Mary Kay Myrmel and Colleen Mahoney.   We were so very fortunate to also have some great volunteers, thank you to all of them for giving of their time.  Thank you to the sponsors, Donors, vendors and attendees we could not achieve our goals and missions without your help.

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4th Annual Interpretations of Hope Event Program 4-9-2016

Published: April 9th, 2016 by Kim Anderson

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Interpretations of Hope Event – 4-9-2016

Published: March 21st, 2016 by Kim Anderson

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Location:  Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreets, Hopkins, MN 55305

Wine & Beer Tasting, Reveal of our Paintings done by some amazing children, DJ, Pat Combs, Games, food and more

Cost of Tickets – $40 per person before the event and $50 per person the day of the event.

You can now go online and purchase your tickets to our fabulous event on 4/9/2016…. just click on the link and away you go. Any questions let me know – Kim @612-599-4221. Thank you.…

Wine Vendor for the tasting will be Cannon River Winery. Thank you so much to them for being our wine sponsor for the tasting.

Beer Vendor for the tasting will be Boom Ilsand Breweing. Thank you so much to them for being our beer sponsor for the tasting.

This event is open to the public.

In Hope.