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.  

Save the Date - the 18th Annual Ben's Buddies Golf Tournament will be the Sunday after Labor Day in 2024 at Majestic Oaks!

<----- Register online via Paypal or download a mail-in registration form  by September 5th just $115 per golfer. The golfer fee includes greens fee, power cart, continental breakfast, boxed 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.  

In 2022 we were 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.

Use the Donate button to donate directly to Ben's Buddies

If you prefer, donate directly to Ben's fund at the University of Minnesota 

All donations are tax deductible.

Check out the many other ways you can support Ben's Buddies through Giving Through Living.  

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