2nd Annual Tom Bearson Golf Outing

Our 2nd Annual Golf Outing was held on July 23, 2016.


We'd like to say a special thank you to Blackberry Ridge Golf Course and all of their employees for making this a wonderful venue to host our event.


Also, thank You to everyone who helped make our 2nd Annual Golf Outing & Bean Bag Tournament a huge success! Despite the rain for much of the day, about 275 people attended our event and raised over $24,000.

Next year’s Tom Bearson Foundation Annual Golf Outing is scheduled for Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Blackberry Ridge in Sartell, MN. We have some really great plans already for next year! Mark your calendars now, you won’t want to miss it!

Well everyone, our Second Annual Tom Bearson Golf Outing was – again – a huge success. We can’t thank the Foundation members, volunteers, family, friends, and the Sartell community enough for showing up and participating to support Tom, his memory, and the Foundation’s endeavors for the second year in a row. It is truly humbling and heart-warming to see so many people show how much they still care. Really, thank you.

Here are some highlights of the day for those who couldn’t attend, and a recap for those who did.

Just as last year, there was a free bloody mary bar, free hot dogs and chips throughout the day, a balloon release before the tournament started, and a raffle and silent auction full of amazing donations and prizes. However, there were a couple of exciting new changes to this year’s tournament. First, we added a bean bag tournament, second, Slip Twister performed that night after dinner, and third, there was an awesome Tommy Bahama Cooler filled with alcohol and other items graciously donated and put together by the Tillemans family!

Unfortunately (also like last year), the weather wasn’t our friend, and it rained early in the day, forcing us to delay and shorten the golf tournament. So, because of this change, there was a winning team from each side of the course. Winning Team #1: Rick Parker, Dylan Parker, Marc Ree, and Dan Nahan. Winning Team #2: Pat Walsh, Ryan Walsh, Mike Walsh, and Angela Walsh!  Feel free to check out the beautiful granite plaque – which is engraved with their names – that stays at Blackberry Ridge Golf Course all year. The members of the winning team in the (very competitive) Bean Bag Tournament are Brandon Snoberger and Clay Mackenthun! These boys both walked away with pretty cool mini granite cornhole platform trophies.

Thanks to our photographer, Scott Edelbrock, for the great pictures from the event.  Also, thanks to Derek Gorecki for the neat video recorded from a drone.  Lastly, we’d like to pass along a huge thank you to Joe Schulte and William Bachman for creating such a wonderful foundation video commemorating Tom that was shown after dinner.

Thanks again to everyone, and we can’t wait to see you there again next year!

A Special Thank You


We would like to thank the foundation’s Board of Director’s (Tony & Joyce Tillemans, John & Cheryl Lovitz, Dave & Dana Fischer, Greg & Kelley Neeser, John & Yvette Dockendorf, Tom Bevans, Rob Schumann, Ryan Walsh) and the 25 volunteers who worked tirelessly to make it all happen. The support from our community was once again so incredible. We had more than 50 sponsors. First and foremost, we want to thank West Central and Geyer Wedding & party Store as our main sponsors. We would also like to personally thank all of the sponsors listed below for their sponsorship and the various people and companies that donated the wonderful door prizes and silent auction items.  


We are lucky and blessed by the outpouring of support from so many people and we shall always be humbled and grateful.

Many blessings from the Tom Bearson Foundation.

Thank You, Sponsors!


Main Program Sponsor

West Central Distribution

Geyer Wedding & Party Store


Key Sponsors

Ag Systems, Inc.

Coborn’s Inc.


CEC Theatres

Gordy & Michelle Meyer Family

Heidi Zenner – Remax

John & Yvette Dockendorf Family

St. Cloud Toyota

Sartell Liquor

Sartell Hardware Hank

Brandl Motors

Sabre Initiatives

Howalt McDowell Agency

Spartan Nash

Tandem Orthotics

Dave & Dana Fischer Family


Misc Sponsors

Sartell Boys Basketball

Greg & Kelley Neeser Family

French & Associates

Vision Service

Troy & Anne Cameron Family

Paul Morrison – Remax

Welch Dental

Pediatric Dentistry PLC

Jeremy Snoberger - Prestige Parking and Valet

Jorgensen Financial Services

Monumental Sales

North Central Bus and Equipment

Lutgen Companies

Jason Quade – Premier Real Estate

Westwind Logistics Automotive Transport

Tony & Joyce Tillemans Family

Ryan & Cindy Fitzthum Family

Sartell Wrestling Booster Club


JR Ferche, Inc.

Kari Zenner

Tom Bevans Family

John & Cheryl Lovitz Family

Marc & Jill Ree – Scenic Sign

Bernicks Pepsi

Stearns Electric

Steve & Jenny Jameson Family

Cathedral High School Class 1980

Ryan Walsh

The VanSurksum Family

Bearson Neighbors

Sartell All Sports Booster Club

Stinson Leonard Street

Diamond Energy Systems, Inc.

Tenvoorde Ford

Winkelman Building Corp

US Bank


Cory Edelbrock/On Target Computer Repair/Web Design

Scott Edelbrock Photography

Lisa Landowski/Image Builders

Derek Gorecki

Joe Schulte

Will Bachman