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.

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The 15th Ben's Buddies Charity Golf Tournament will be held this year on Sunday, September 12th 2021 at Majestic Oaks Golf Club in Ham Lake. Registration begins at 7:30 am followed by a shotgun scramble start at 8:30 and concluding with a BBQ lunch buffet and awards ceremony.

Fee includes greens fee, power cart, lunch buffet, and contests and prizes at many holes. Register online or download a registration form here. The early bird fee is just $105 per golfer. Regular fee of $115 will apply after August l5th.

Sponsorships are available at many levels. Check out the sponsorship form here for details on sponsoring a hole or donating a raffle prize or email us at info@bensbuddies.org for more information.

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