Date - Sep 11, 2021


Check In Time 9:15 AM - Walk Start 10:00 AM

*Activities and stations set up around walking path.


Powers Lake Park - Woodbury, MN

Walk, Run, Jog, Ride on a paved 1.7 mile path around Powers Lake

Children, Pets, Family, and Friends are All Welcome!!

Includes: Snacks & Prizes

CONTESTS- We will giving out prizes for the best costume!

Dress up individually or as a team and best costume gets a prize!!

There will also be a chipping contest!

Any donation amount is accepted for individuals or families :)

(Suggested amounts of $10+ kids, $20+ adults, or $60+ family)


Nearly 100% of your donation will go to charitable organizations

that benefit children like Brecken and their families:

Just Enduring

Children's Hospital - St. Paul

DONATIONS - Please see contact info at the bottom of this page.

VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION: If you are unable to make it, we would LOVE for you to still join us in raising money for our above charities. Find your own path and walk with us in spirit in honor of Brecken and Denny! And let us know!! 

COVID- Health and Safety is a huge priority! We want to keep our family safe and we want all the participants to be safe.

If you feel sick at all please participate virtually. 

Brecken Kariniemi

A Birdie for Brecken was started in 2018 for our amazing little boy, Brecken. He was diagnosed with Alpers Syndrome, a mitochondrial disease that primarily affects the brain (seizures), eyesight, muscles (low tone), and eventually liver failure. Brecken had a smile that lit up the world. He had superhero strength and determination that amazed us all. Brecken became our sweet angel at the age of 16 months on July 18, 2018. His daddy and mommy, Daryl and Sarah, started this tournament to honor this little boy, and raise awareness about Alpers and programs alike that benefit children with life threatening illnesses and their families. We miss you Brecken!


Denny Darnold

Denny Darnold is Brecken's grandpa. He was the community developer for Hudson, WI for 31 years. But after he met his first grandchild and became a Papa, he knew where his heart belonged. He retired from the city and enjoyed every minute with his two grandchildren, Easton and Brecken. His other love was golf. He often enjoyed just going in the backyard and swinging his clubs with his grandsons. Exactly 4 months after Brecken passed away, Denny passed away unexpectedly. We often think his heart needed to be with Brecken, and we find peace knowing they are now together. With his love for golf he played a pivotal role in helping the first annual golf tournament get started. We will always honor Denny and the amazing PaPa, dad, and husband he truly was.



- Team Great Papa Haas and Family

- 2nd Swing

- Jared, Troy, Shawn, & Grace Kariniemi



- Airmist Sauna & Steam

- Auntie Bacon, Uncle Tony, Uncle Matty

- Snap Install

- Mary & Hugh Hanson (HomesByHanson)

- Pederson Family

- Brad & Janet Green



- New Ping Sigma 2 Putter (2nd Swing)

- Plantables Basket (x2)

- $50 2nd Swing Gift Card

- $50 Catrinas Mexican Gift Card

- 2 18 Hole rounds at Oak Marsh Golf

- Water Color Painting by Matt Darnold

- Manicure and Haircut by Megan Green

- Color Street Nail Polish Basket

- Int'l Food Basket (MG Hyvee & Mirjami K)

- 4 Nine Hole Rounds at Island Lake Par 3


Please simply email us with expected number attending. or

Payment may be made with credit card in advance or check/cash at check in

(We accept all major credit cards on the website or cash/check in person)

*We are not a registered 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit organization at this time. 

Please click the Donate button below to donate/pay and include a note with names of all people covered with payment

Questions can be directed to Daryl Kariniemi (612.702.5522 - or

Sarah Kariniemi (715.220.3966 -