Welcome! Ben's Buddies is a nonprofit, all-volunteer charity group who raise money for the Benjamin Walker Hanson Neonatology Fund, part of the University of Minnesota Foundation. Our mission is to empower and support families and friends who have suffered the loss of a child while raising funds for newborn research & education.

Learn about the work funded by Ben's Buddies over the last 15+ years. This year we are proud to be a sponsor of the Reach Out and Read program at the M Health Masonic Childrens Hospital. Check it out at Reach Out and Read.


The 16th Annual Ben's Buddies Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, September 11th, 2022 at Majestic Oaks Golf Club in Ham Lake, MN.

The fun begins at 7:30 am with registration and a continental breakfast followed by a shotgun scramble start at 8:30 and concluding with a BBQ lunch buffet and awards ceremony.

<----- Register online via Paypal or download a mail-in registration form by August 15th for just $105 per golfer. The regular fee of $115 will apply after August 15th. The golfer fee includes greens fee, power cart, continental breakfast, BBQ lunch along with contests and prizes at many holes, including hole-in-one contests.

Sponsorships are available at many levels. For more information email us at info@bensbuddies.org or check out our sponsorship form. Raffle prizes are also needed. Please contact us if you would like to donate a raffle item.

Participation in Ben's Buddies events along with sponsorships and donations have made a huge contribution to neonatology research at the University of Minnesota. Check out the link above to learn about the doctors and the work funded by Ben's Buddies over the past 16 years.

We hope you will join us for a great day of golf and support neonatal research at the University of Minnesota.

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