Spring Fling is an annual fundraising event that is dedicated to creating a nurturing environment for the residents of St. Benedict’s Senior Community (SBSC).
The 10th annual Spring Fling on June 13 raised more than $75,000 to enhance the lives of residents at SBSC.
The majority of proceeds will be used to remodel Woodland Hall, St. Benedict’s largest events space. Residents throughout SBSC gather in Woodland Hall to sing, dance, play games, create art, mingle and celebrate special occasions with family and friends.
Darwin Bonn, St. Cloud, made the lead gift for Woodland Hall, which will be renamed the Bonn Great Room. Bonn’s wife, Rosie, was a resident at St. Benedict’s until her death in 2010. Darwin hopes that the renovation will encourage families to get involved with events at SBSC.
During the Spring Fling program, more than $15,000 was raised to fund an intergenerational program between SBSC and Clearview Elementary in Clear Lake. Clearview buses fourth graders to SBSC twice a month to practice reading out loud to the residents, make a crafts and play games. With the help of Spring Fling attendees and a matching gift from Dan and Mark Barth of Pioneer Place on Fifth Theatre, the intergenerational program will be supported for five years.
Thank you to Co-chairs Barb Caspers and Karen Broman.
Thank You to our 2013 Spring Fling Sponsors
John and Mary Weitzel
Presenting Sponsor - $10,000 ($9,720 tax deductible)
Includes 16 tickets; 2 reserved tables; radio advertising; full page ad in program; logo on all Spring Fling print materials including newspaper ads, poster and Web site; ad in senior publication
Patron of Faith - $5,000 ($4,760 tax deductible) 5 sponsorships available
Includes 12 tickets; 2 reserved tables; radio advertising; ½ page ad in program; logo on all Spring Fling newspaper ads, posters and Web site; ad in senior publication
Patron of Love - $2,500 ($2,300 tax deductible) 10 sponsorships available
Includes 10 tickets; 1 reserved table; ¼ page ad in program; ad in senior publication
Patron of Charity - $1,000 ($840 tax deductible) 10 sponsorships available
Includes 8 tickets; 1 reserved table; listed in program
Patron of Hope - $500 ($380 tax deductible)
Includes 4 tickets; listed in program
Patron - $250 ($190 tax deductible)
Includes 2 tickets; listed in program
General Ticket - $75/each ($45 tax deductible)