3M Open: Enabling new innovations for pediatric care

This summer, the 2019 PGA Tour welcomed a new professional golf tournament to Minnesota. Held in Blaine, the 3M Open not only brought the world’s best golfers to the state—it will also play a long-term role in improving the lives of children and their families, by donating a portion of its proceeds to University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.

Named a pillar charity partner of the 3M Open and a primary beneficiary of the 3M Open Fund, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital is a leading light in pediatric research, changing the landscape of children’s health care here in Minnesota and around the world. Other beneficiaries of the 3M Open Fund include the Science Museum of Minnesota and the National Park Foundation.

As a tournament partner, the hospital welcomed the 3M Open with a kickoff party. Patients, families, and staff enjoyed on-site mini golf, face painting, giveaways, a DJ, and more, with 3M Open ambassador and Masonic Children’s Hospital champion Kyle Rudolph in attendance.

A handful of patients also served as honorary observers and flag holders in Blaine, and a Child-Family Life team interviewed players to share messages of support with families at the hospital. 

At the tournament, a mosaic wall in the Social tent served as an additional fundraiser for the 3M Open Fund: for each photo posted on social media with the tag #GolfThatMatters, 3M pledged a $3 donation. 

As the 2019 PGA Tour comes to a close for the fall, these photos continue to roll in: testament to the power of 3M’s mission to build a stronger, healthier, and more vibrant Minnesota. Thank you, 3M, for supporting children’s health! 

 

Photo by University of Minnesota Health

 

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