It’s time to announce the winners of the Fundraising Contest! Drum roll please…
In the Family & Friends Category, here’s our Top 3 Winning Teams:
1st Place – Fore!Men on a Mattress - $4,832
2nd Place – The Grateful Bed - $1,675
3rd Place – Stick 'N Slide - $1,335
In the Corporate, Company & Civic Organization Category, here’s our Top 3 Winning Teams:
- 1st Place – Insurance - 7,108.86
- 2nd Place – The Inbedibles - $2,500
- 3rd Place – Next Generation - $1,518
Congratulations to our winning fundraising teams!
And a BIG THANK YOU to all of our teams for your fundraising efforts. While we weren't able to finish the races, we raced a lot for a great cause! Whether it was a $10 donation or a $1000, we are grateful for your efforts and raising nearly $95,000! Every single donation lets us serve our local families and households who need a fresh start to help them pursue stable housing.
Bridging, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the greater Twin Cities, provides donated furniture and household goods to those transitioning out of homelessness and poverty. Bridging gives hope – and for many – a leap toward financial stability for the first time. With locations in Roseville and Bloomington, Bridging is driven by volunteers and donations of basic home essential items from the community.
Since 1987, Bridging has served more than 95,000 local Twin Cities households, and reduces landfill space by 10 million pounds each year.
Bedrace for Bridging event CANCELED for Saturday, March 14, 2020
The Slumberland Furniture Bedrace for Bridging charitable event scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Buck Hill has been canceled.
While the cancellation may be disappointing, the decision by Bridging, Slumberland, Buck Hill and all partners was based on the current understanding of how COVID-19 is progressing in the United States and for the safety and well-being of all participants and volunteers.
Slumberland Furniture CEO, Kenny Larson, the event title sponsor says, “We remain fully committed to our support for Bridging despite the cancellation of this year’s Bedrace. We are grateful for the teams and corporations who registered and raised funds on Bridging’s behalf and know that our community is stronger because of all of you.”
ADDITIONAL DETAILS for racers following the cancelation:
- If you would like your team registration fee refunded, please contact Cathy Berg at 952.460.1071 or email.
- An additional communication will be sent out to Team Captains regarding your event t-shirts.
- Bucks for Bridging Fundraising – REMAINS OPEN until 3.18.20
- We will keep the Bucks for Bridging Fundraising pages open until noon on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
- Donations can be made online
- Racers with checks and cash to turn in, please contact Cathy Berg at 952.460.1017 or email.
- Prizes will be provided to the TOP 3 fundraising teams in the Corporate and Friends & Family categories. Winners announced Thursday, March 19.
- Plus, individual fundraising incentives will remain open until noon on Wednesday, March 18.
We THANK YOU for your support and understanding, and for continuing to help Bridging FURNISH HOMES WITH HOPE! Stay connected by visiting Bridging.org or follow us on social media (@bridgingmn).
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
They're off to see the Wizard
The heat is on!
On your mark, get set, go!
Warming up around the bonfire
What a beautiful snowy day!
The Wicked Witch!
Even the snow plows are having trouble getting around!
Snowplows coming through
Bridging Team Racers
A HUGE THANK YOU to all of our racers and supporters!
I'll have some ketchup with that please!
Who says monkeys can't fly?
Yes, that is a T-Rex!
Whoa! That's a long way down!
The Race is On!
Aon's Black Eyed Peas
Coolest Event Around!
Oh what fun!
Even the band comes in costume!
J. Marie of Nemer Fieger celebrating our success!
Mark Wilkening, Bridging Executive Director
How cool is this at night!?
Night-time is setting in on the Hill!
Oh what fun it is to ride ... a mattress at Buck Hill!
Fore!Men on a Mattress!
A sea of Bedracers!
Hats off to Bedrace for Bridging Fundraisers!!
Here they come ... fresh off the shuttle!
Is that Fran Heitzman, Bridging's Founder?
The Fore!some for Bridging
For general information and questions about fundraising; contact Cathy Berg, Development and Special Events Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 952.460.1017.
For sponsorship information contact Maggie Mau, Donor Relations Manager at email@example.com or 952.888.0777.
We greatly appreciate your support of Bridging!
"When good people get together to do good things, then good things happen."®
- Fran Heitzman, Bridging Founder