Tricounty News

Benefit golf tournament

Swing into action at the Brian Klinefelter Foundation's annual golf tournament and help reduce youth violence - proceeds will benefit the Brian Klinefelter Foundation and its mission to grow great kids through efforts such as its Family Friendly Workplace Initiative. The fifth annual Brian Klinefelter Memorial Golf Tournament is set for Monday, July 14, at Blackberry Ridge Golf Course in Sartell. The tournament begins at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a social and cocktails at 4 p.m., and a gourmet dinner and program at 5:30 p.m. The event honors the memory of Brian Klinefelter, a police officer in St. Joseph who was killed while responding to a robbery. Klinefelter had committed his life to serving youth and left behind a wife and newborn daughter. This year's event features prizes and unmatched silent auction items including sports memorabilia, original artwork and fine dining packages. Tickets are $100 for registrations. Cost includes green fees, golf cart, lunch on the green, a gourmet dinner, raffle tickets and gifts. Individuals or corporations sponsoring a hole receive free tickets. While 70 percent of working men and women say they   don't spend enough time with their families, the Family Friendly Workplace Initiative works to help employers and employees achieve a healthy work-life balance that supports the development of healthy families and successful kids. The Brian Klinefelter Foundation is dedicated to preventing violence by challenging adults to accept the responsibility of forming meaningful relationships with youth through positive activities. The Foundation seeks to offer help by providing the tools, workshops and resources for employers, schools, community groups and individuals. For more information or to register online at . To sponsor a hole and receive free tickets, contact Dawn Moen at the Foundation at (320) 257-6688 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .