Women’s group fundraiser to benefit Free2B!

Free To Be Board members Jim Kugler and Al Sannerud partnered with TPC ROSE and the community to raise funds to provide car repairs and car donations to individuals and families in need. Pictured with Kugler and Sannerud are TPC ROSE members Sharon Krumme, Sonja Kloiber and Marsha Garner.

Free To Be Board members Jim Kugler and Al Sannerud partnered with TPC ROSE and the community to raise funds to provide car repairs and car donations to individuals and families in need. Pictured with Kugler and Sannerud are TPC ROSE members Sharon Krumme, Sonja Kloiber and Marsha Garner.

Free To Be is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that uses car repairs and car donations to help individuals and families in Anoka County achieve economic security and self-sufficiency by supporting their transportation needs.

“Every year our TPC ROSE members select a local charitable organization to fundraise for, and we feel passionate about that mission,” said TPC ROSE President Janet Juenemann.

“We give of our time and resources to help, not just financially, but to bring more community awareness to the beneficiary.

“We also look for help from the community to support our yearly events.”

Community members and businesses can join TPC ROSE in helping Free To Be by becoming sponsors of two annual events, a women’s charity golf tournament and a fall moonlight gala.

This year’s TPC ROSE golf event will be Aug. 13 at TPC Twin Cities, Minnesota’s only PGA Tour facility.

It offers women a chance to play a championship course in a scramble format with contests, prizes and lunch.

Lunch is open to men and women who choose not to golf. Visit tpcrose.com for event and registration details.

The sixth annual moonlight gala will take place Nov. 23 at TPC Twin Cities.

This event features dinner with wine and roses, a diamond drawing, silent auction and 10 live auction items.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available; each comes with recognition and promotions.

For more information, go to tpcrose.com, email ROSEGiving@gmail.com or call Michele Prokott at 763-614-8866.

Free To Be welcomes the support, according to Jim Kugler, Free To Be Board president.

“We’re excited to partner with TPC ROSE to raise awareness and funds for families’ transportation to work, school, day care and appointments,” Kugler said.

“TPC ROSE has done phenomenal things for past recipients, like $60,000 last year for YouthWay Ministries.”

ROSE stands for reach out, serve, empower. TPC ROSE is a group of TPC Twin Cities women members who share a commitment to make a difference in the community.

Each year, the group hosts fundraisers to support a selected local nonprofit.

Since founding in 2008, the group has raised more than $235,000 for area causes. Learn more at tpcrose.com.

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