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Date - Sat. July 16, 2022

 Check In Time 12:00 - 1:00 (2:00 Shotgun)

River Oaks Golf Course - Cottage Grove, MN


Includes: Four Person Scramble Format, 18 Holes, Cart w GPS,

Trackman Range Balls, Grilled Lunch, Raffles and Prizes

Note:  Lunch is not a formal event so people may use their ticket when convenient :)

This year we will do food, speeches, raffle items review, etc. BEFORE the shotgun start in an effort to end at a reasonable time.  Raffle drawings and prizes will done around 7:00PM soon after golf is complete.  Although not part of official activities, you are welcome to stick around and take advantage of the excellent food menu, bar, and large indoor/outdoor seating!

$125 / person


100% of the profits will go to organizations that either benefit

children like Brecken and their families or charities related to

heart conditions in honor of Denny.  This year will be:

Just Enduring

St. Paul Children's Hospital

American Heart Association

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.




Includes 4 paid golfers

Special Recognition

Signage included in premium location




Includes 2 paid golfers

Signage included at select location




Signage included at select hole





Please simply email us with expected number attending. or


(We accept all major credit cards on the website)

*We are a non-profit but not a registered 501 (c)(3) 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 -

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