25th Annual Oak Tree Classic Sponsors

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25th Oak Tree LogoThe 25th Annual Oak Tree Classic is fast approaching and we would like to thank the people who are a big reason for the success of the Oak Tree over the years.  If you would like to partner with us as we raise funds for the “Completing the Vision…a community of care” Capital Campaign, contact Sally at 320.839.4135 or Sally.Rakow@oahs.us or use the printable form!
Printable Sponsorship Form

This year’s sponsors include:

HOLE IN ONE SPONSORS:

  • Hasslen Construction
  • Border States Cooperative
  • Investors Advisory Management Group
  • Hanratty & Associates      
  • Sanford Health
  • OAHS
  • Big Stone Therapies, Inc.
  • Rausch Granite
  • Berkner Pizza ž
  • Conroy Eye Care
  • Strong, Inc.
  • Main Street Fitness of Clinton, LLC  

HOLE & LADIES TEE BOX SPONSORS (to date):

  • Saputo Cheese USA, Inc.
  • Sioux Historic Pavilion & Lakewood Supper Club
  • NXC Imaging
  • Transmed
  • Strata Corporation
  • ProImage Partners
  • Hartman’s SuperValu Foods
  • Dr. Steven Winther, DDS

 

 

 

Shopping for a Good Cause

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amazonsmileIf you are an on-line shopper and you also like supporting local causes, you can now combine the two with Amazon Smile.  The Foundation strongly believes in shopping locally as much as possible (after all, our local businesses are some of our biggest supporters, so we choose to support them) but sometimes, on-line shopping is the only option.  In that case, you can at least feel better knowing that you can make a charitable donation that will benefit local health care.  It’s also an easy way for those who live out of town or out of state to give back to their home town!

A little info about the program:

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

How does AmazonSmile work?

When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization–in this case, the Big Stone Health Care Foundation–from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization.   Click here for a direct link to the Foundation’s charity page. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Big Stone Health Care Foundation.

2016 High School Scholarship Recipients

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The Foundation is very pleased to present two $1,000 scholarships to a graduate from OHS and CGB who will be pursuing a career in health care.  This year’s recipiencts are Rachel Fenhaus and Kendedi Stotesbery.

I plan on going to Lake Area Technical Institute this fall for generals and then next year start in the nursing program. After getting my RN or LPN I plan on working around home for awhile. Then, possibly continuing on with school.  During high school I participated in basketball, softball, gymnastics and football cheerleading. I was also involved with student council and robotics. Outside of school I danced for the Just for Kix team in Kick, Jazz, and Hip Hop.
I plan on going to Lake Area Technical Institute this fall for generals and then next year start in the nursing program. After getting my RN or LPN I plan on working around home for awhile. Then, possibly continuing on with school.
During high school I participated in basketball, softball, gymnastics and football cheerleading. I was also involved with student council and robotics. Outside of school I danced for the Just for Kix team in Kick, Jazz, and Hip Hop.
I was born in Wilmar, MN. I was raised by just my mom and attended preschool in Clinton. I then moved to kerkhoven, MN where I attended kindergarten. After being so far away from our home town we moved back to Graceville where I attended 1st-12th grade at CGB. My grandma is a nurse and my grandpa works at the golf course. My mom does hair in Graceville. My mom has always been a single mom and has raised me to be the person I am today! My future goal is to become a dental assistant and maybe go back for hygiene. I am excited to see where that career choice takes me! I hope to stay in the area and raise my family here!
I was born in Wilmar, MN. I was raised by just my mom and attended preschool in Clinton. I then moved to kerkhoven, MN where I attended kindergarten. After being so far away from our home town we moved back to Graceville where I attended 1st-12th grade at CGB. My grandma is a nurse and my grandpa works at the golf course. My mom does hair in Graceville. My mom has always been a single mom and has raised me to be the person I am today! My future goal is to become a dental assistant and maybe go back for hygiene. I am excited to see where that career choice takes me! I hope to stay in the area and raise my family here!

 

 

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

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Sponsorship is a vital part of any fundraising event and the Foundation couldn’t be more appreciative or proud to work these partners in philanthropy:

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  • Beyond Concrete
  • GCC Ready Mix
  • Pro Image Partners
  • Anthony J. Hilleren, DDS
  • Hanratty & Associates
  • CenBank
  • Lewis Family Drug
  • MinnWest Bank-Ortonville
  • Conroy Eye Care
  • Strong, Inc.
  • Valley Office Products
  • Fluegel, Anderson, McLaughlin & Brutlag Attorneys
  • Pheasants Forever-Big Stone County
  • Rentz Travel/Midwest Benefits
  • Rosen Baseball Express
  • Johnson & Roggenbuck, PA
  • CHS-Border States
  • Eide Bailly
  • Ortonville Independent
  • Hartman’s SuperValu Foods

If you would like to join our growing list of sponsors, contact the Foundation office or click here to sign up on line!

Tickets On Sale Now!

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rafflewebTickets are on sale now for the 23rd Annual Gala Affair!  Purchase your raffle tickets from any Gala Committee member or from the Big Stone Health Care Foundation office which is located in the Dialysis Unit of the OAHS campus.  Tickets are $10 each with the top prize being a voucher worth $2,500 for the vacation of your choosing.  There’s also a weekend stay at Stoney Run Lodge (some restrictions apply) along with a Morey’s Seafood package valued at $100.00 from the Grocery Basket and a pair of Chanhassen Dinner Theater tickets donated by Big Stone Radio.

Tickets for the Gala event are on sale as well.  Send in your RSVP, sign up online or stop by the Foundation office.  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor click here!

All proceeds from the 2016 Gala Affair will go to the “Completing the Vision” Capital Campaign.  For more information, call Sally at 320.839.4135 or email Sally.Rakow@oahs.us.

23rd Annual Gala Affair – Viva Las Vegas!

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gala1This year’s Annual Gala Affair will take us to Las Vegas!  As always, the evening will get started with a Social Hour featuring complimentary wine, beer and appetizers.  The buffet dinner will be fit for a king (get it?) and entertainment will be provided by who else but Elvis?

Invitations will be in the mail in the next few days.  If you are not on our mailing list and would like to attend this year’s event on Saturday April 23 at Sioux Historic Pavilion, you can contact the Foundation office at 320-839-4135 or email Sally.Rakow@oahs.us or stop by our office.  We are located in the upper level of the Dialysis Building on the OAHS Campus.

The Gift of Christmas

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The holiday season should fill us with hope, joy and goodwill. Some struggle through this season as a result of bereavement, a serious illness, depression or Christmas love graphicanxiety, or just being lonely. Please remember all those who may not share your joy of the season–but always take time to give them a hug, a smile or the opportunity to talk.

Dr. Preston Steen is a man who, despite the oftentimes grave circumstances his patients are facing, always sees the hope in and goodness of life.
As you contemplate the holiday season and the coming New Year, please consider making a gift to the Big Stone Health Care Foundation…our mission of providing funds towards health care providers and services that can bring healing, hope and comfort can make a difference to so many lives. Click the “Donate” button to make your donation…you’ll be giving an amazing gift!