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#GivingTuesday is tomorrow!

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Another Chance to Give: #GivingTuesday!

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#GivingTuesday is a movement, built by people around the world, to celebrate giving of all kinds. It is celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.), Black Friday and Cyber Monday; this year it falls on November 29, 2016. This movement is the result of the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits large and small; businesses and corporations; schools and universities; civic campaigns in cities, states and regions; and families and individuals—to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities and contribute in countless ways to the causes they believe in. Everyone has something to give <<–click link to donate!

The Big Stone Health Care Foundation is dedicated to raising funds to maintain and expand top quality, local health care services for the people of the Ortonville, MN area.  Through Physician Recruitment, building projects, equipment purchases and educational funding for EMTs, future nurses and physicians and other health care professionals, we have helped create health care options right here.

#GivingTuesday isn’t just about making a financial contribution, but it also encourages volunteerism.  The Foundation relies heavily on volunteers and volunteer committees for our three fundraising events:  the Annual Gala Affair, The Oak Tree Classic golf tournament and its High Fashion for the Foundation fashion showcase.  We are always looking for volunteers who are willing to bring their creativity, talent, manpower, office skills–or any other skills–to bring these events to life an make them successful.

As a non-profit organization in a smaller community, we are so grateful to have donors and volunteers who believe in our mission and who are willing to make an investment in a healthy future!


Donate While You Shop!

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Did you know you can support the Big Stone Health Care Foundation while you shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday?  Click this link to shop for the Foundation: and Amazon will donate a portion of your sales to Big Stone Healthcare Foundation.  What a great way to make the holidays even brighter!

25th Annual Oak Tree Classic Wrap-Up

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Thirty-seven teams and a picture perfect day…25th Oak Tree Logo

The 25th Annual Oak Tree Classic held on Saturday, Sept. 10 was another successful event thanks to our sponsors, donors, golfers and volunteers!  Taking first place this year with a score of 53.5 was Dr. Todd Trudel, John Wermers and Dr. Jacob Bollman.  Roger Sandberg, Mike Sandberg and Mike Swenson landed second place with a score of 55.3 and third place went to Chuck Natalie, Chuck Weiler and Dr. Bob Ross with their score of 56.7.

Best All Woman Team was Mary Weber, Ranet Schmeichel and Liz Sorenson.

Evie Johnson won the top raffle prize of $2,000 and Wade VanDover and Erik Fladhammer each won $250. In a separate raffle, Phyllis Barr won a set of womens clubs with a standing bag, donated by Dr. Robert Ross.

Foundation events would not be so successful without sponsorships.  We truly appreciate our local business community as well as vendors of OAHS for working with us to fulfill our mission to raise funds to maintain and expand top quality local healthcare.


Winners & High Bidders:

Hole Prizes
Longest Putt (All): Isaiah Longnecker
Longest Drive (Women): Karina Kafka
Closest to the Pin (All): Dan Kafka
Longest Drive (Men): Jordan Bruns

50/50: Audrey Tobin
Between the Sheets: Andrew Pansch
Bean Bags:  Missy Gronholz
Get on the Green: Maureen Kenney
Shotgun: Andrew Pansch
Wheel of Fortune: Eric Banken, Rachel Longnecker, Ryan Delage, Zack Kuechenmeister, Randy Christensen, Travis Bjordahl, Val Rausch, Jordan Bruns, Dr. Bob Ross, Tony Rausch, Michelle Botker, Bill Vangsness, Judy Gere

Silent Auction
Caiti Barr Photo Certificate: Kelsey Henningson-Kaye
Wine & Cheese Basket: Roman Taffe
Goodies from the Garden: Kathy Nervick
Grillin’ Pack:  Sybil Huffman
Where Freedom Reigns: Nancy Leuthardt
Movie Night: Kathy Nervick
Jackrabbits Fan Combo: Jim Foster
Trojan Tailgate: Michelle Knutson
Liquor Lotto: Maureen Kenney
Golf Essentials: Michelle Knutson
Fiesta in a Basket: Kathy Nervick
Craft Beer: Kayla Findlay
Wine Rack Combo: Jim Foster
Tail Wagger: Maureen Kenney
Lemonade Stand: Erling Nervick
Oak Tree Golf Balls (25 years): Isaiah Longnecker

Thank you to our Silent Auction donors: Carol Thomspon/Cutting Edge, Caiti Barr Photography, OAHS Administration, Finance, HR, Marketing, Acupuncture, Hospital Nursing, Radiology,  Lab, Northside Clinic Staff & Docs, Scheduling & Registration, Surgery/Outreach, HIM, Steve Barr, Tanny & Scott Meyer, Dave & Heather Rogers, Susie Harmening, Dan Nelson, Dr. Bob & Gretta Yaeger, Ortonville Liquor, Valley Queen Cheese

Thanks also to Adam and his Staff at Off the Green for a fabulous meal and service and to Jesse Roscoe and the Grounds Crew.

All proceeds from the 25th Annual Oak Tree Classic will go to the “Completing the Vision–a community of Care Capital Campaign.



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 or use the printable form!
Printable Sponsorship Form

This year’s sponsors include:


  • 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  


  • 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
  • CenBank
  • Ash Law Office
  • Bluestem Dental-Dr. Anthony Hilleren & Dr. Marissa Goplen
  • Ortonville Plumbing & Heating
  • Frandsen Bank & Trust
  • IdeaCom Mid-America
  • G & R Controls, Inc.
  • Valley Office Products


  • Ortonville Independent (Golf Balls)
  • Northside Medical Clinic (Golf Balls)
  • MinnWest Bank (drink tickets)