Great Clips Charity Golf Classic

The Great Clips® Charity Golf Classic raised $250,000 for the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota on June 23, 2014, at the Golden Valley Golf and Country Club in Golden Valley, Minnesota. 

The Great Clips® Charity Golf Classic began in 1997 as a means to provide funding and awareness for underfunded but necessary programs at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. The event is a collaborative effort between the Great Clips corporate office in Edina, Minn., and The Children’s Association – Minneapolis and Children’s Hospital Association – St. Paul. To date, this event has raised over $3 million for the needed programs at Children’s, thanks to our participants.

Also supporting Children’s, the local Great Clips salon community has raised more than $1 million through cut-a-thons and other events over the past 20 years. Those funds have gone toward supporting various underfunded programs at Children’s as well as Children’s  School Re-Entry Program.

Donations Earmarked For Children's Family Needs Fund

Caring for a child can be an expensive and unexpected cost for a family. Children’s is able to relieve some of the burden this places on families by offsetting certain costs associated with their visit. Children’s encourages families to be involved and active in their child’s care, however, this can be difficult for families who live far away. The Family Needs Fund helps to provide hotel stays for these families so they can spend more time learning about and participating in their child’s treatment as opposed to traveling back and forth between their home and the hospital. If necessary, Children’s also helps provide transportation to follow up visits to ensure that the children are able to receive the necessary continued care. Other daily expenses that the fund helps to cover include parking assistance and meal coupons. While the Family Needs Fund supports all Children’s patients and families, those receiving long-term care, including hematology and oncology families, benefits  the most from this generous philanthropic support.

Great Clips, Inc. and The Children’s Association–Minneapolis and Children’s Hospital Association–St. Paul would like to thank and gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the sponsors who have made this event possible:

Premier Sponsors:
Foster & Lynette Friess
Salon Innovations

Printing Sponsor:

Ideal Printers
Champion Club:
Tim Lawless
Pat Stevens
Jim Hemak
John Marcotte
Phil Colich
Hospitality Sponsors:
American Crew (Colomer Beauty Brands)
Briggs & Morgan
Everbrite, LLC
Future Keys LLC (Lunch Sponsor)
Grant Thornton LLP
The Hanover Insurance Group
Hennepin-Lake Liquors
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC
Meristem Family Wealth
Prudential Capital Group
Redken 5th Ave NYC & Matrix
Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Stinson Leonard Street LLC
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Hole Sponsors:
Ames Construction, Inc.
Atlas Staffing Inc.
Atomic Data
BMO Harris Bank
Bradley & Deike, P.A.
Collins Mfg Co
Concepts Display, LLC
Greene Holcomb & Fisher Investment Bankers
Harry & Linda Haluptzok
Jim & Pat Hemak
idX - Louisville
K Sales, Inc.
K2 Logistics
Kraus-Anderson Construction Co.
Mannington Commercial
Rhoda & Greg Olsen
Snip, Inc.
Stevens Unlimited of Saint Paul Inc.
UBS Financial/Stevens Financial Group
W. Peyton Company
ADP, Inc.
Rapid Packaging
Wells Fargo Private Bank
Golf Cart Sponsors:
Foster & Lynette Friess
IRH Capital LLC
Sexy Hair Concepts
Innovative Computer Software
Salon Innovations
Regina Finkelstein - Remax Results
Strategic Insights and Solutions, LLC
CHA Lunch Bunch Guild
IC Urethane
AVT Consulting, LLC
Larkin Hoffman Law Firm
Sandy & John Racek
Thumper Chapter Children’s Association - Minneapolis
Andrew & Dianne Dekoning
Linda & Michael Ryan
Pat & Carla Nolan
Hole-in-One Insurance Sponsor:
Lexus of Wayzata
Tee Bag Sponsor:
20/20 Promotions
In-Kind Services:
Ideal Printers
Showhouse Productions
Lexus of Wayzata
20/20 Promotions
John Markovich Photography
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