Join Central Mn Adult & Teen Challenge in Alexandria for an inspiring evening of celebration.

Hear songs of joy and testimonies of transformation.


5:15pm – Registration & Silent Auction

 6:45pm – Dinner & Program

7:30pm – Silent Auction Closes


Promote your business and donate a silent auction item today. All silent auction donations help save lives!


September 14, 2017

Location: Alexandria


If you are unable to attend but would like to give toward the evening’s fundraising goal, designate Brainerd when you




Interested in sponsoring this event?

Contact or call 218-833-8752 for more information.


Thank you to last years sponsors:

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resized for event page 1 Join us at the Crow Wing County Fair in Brainerd, August 1st – 5th!

Eat at the most popular café & enjoy some of your favorite fair foods!

Open 10am to 10pm each day

100% of proceeds help save lives and remain in the Brainerd Lakes Area through Central Mn Adult & Teen Challenge. You won’t want to miss this great event. Follow us on Facebook throughout the fair @centralmntc 

Be one of the first 300 customers to visit the food booth this year and receive an MnTC wristband thanks to Wristband Creation!


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Register today for the 2017 Golf Challenge, Friday July 21

Enjoy golf at one of the best courses in the US, and help raise funds for Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge.

Join  supporters in Brainerd for a day filled with golfing, food, fellowship, prizes, and so much more.

All ages welcome! All skill levels welcome!


Friday, July 21, 2017

7:30 a.m. Registration, Driving range open, Meet fellow golfers & hear the MnTC choir

9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

18 holes on The Woods & The Lakes

Lunch on the Course

1:30 p.m. Awards & Prizes


Registration includes 18 holes of golf at The Pines, cart, meal, shirt, prizes, special contests, choir and lots of fun!

Each team’s challenge is to raise more than $500 to help bring freedom from addiction to hurting individuals. Top fundraising teams win great golf packages and prizes!

Set up your team’s online fundraising page when you register!


This is a 4-person team golf tournament

$125 per individual

$500 per team

Register Online  

Thank you to our 2017 Christian Radio ministry partners, 102.7 & 91.5 The Word and 104.3 The Pulse.

Interested in being a hole sponsor or donating to this event?

Contact: Tyler Glynn, Tournament Director | 218-839-0443 |

Thank You to Our Sponsors




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Join us for the 2017 MN Fishing Challenge benefitting Mn Adult & Teen Challenge!


All skill levels welcome. All ages welcome. Grab your family and friends for a great day on the lake!




Register your team today and raise $500 to be entered into the boat sweepstakes!

This amazing Lund 1650 Rebel XS, 40 hp Mercury motor, Minn Kota autopilot, Humminbird Helix 7 depthfinder and trailer will be drawn for at the tournament.

For every $500 raised (no limit) teams receive an additional chance to win the boat!



Friday, June 2 – Heritage Church

*3:30PM Check-In & Fund Collection

*6:15PM Rules Dinner

Saturday, June 3 – Gull Lake

*7:00AM Let the fishing begin!

*1:00PM Weigh-In Starts

*3:00PM Return Deadline, Prizes, Choir


Teams fish for the species they love, or as many of the divisions as they desire.

Each team’s goal is to raise more than $500 to help bring freedom from addiction to hurting individuals.

Top fundraising teams win amazing trips with Al & Ron Lindner and Walleye Dan Eigen!


Register by April 7 to be eligible for the Aqua-Vu Early Bird drawings


This is a 2-person per boat fishing tournament

$100 Team Entry Fee

Register Your Team

Set up your team’s online fundraising page when you register online today!


For more information, videos, raffle prizes, etc. Visit Our Site

Thank You to Our Sponsors:


Interested in sponsoring this event? 

Contact: Bernie Barringer, Tournament Director | (218) 820-8459 |

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Join us for an inspiring evening as we celebrate the clients of Central Mn Adult & Teen Challenge. Listen to songs of joy, hear testimonies and be encouraged by the transformation happening to individuals you know and love in our programs!


Guest Artist: Ginny Owens

Hear music by the Central MnTC choir and guest soloist Ginny Owens!

Visit Ginny’s Site


5:15pm – Registration & Silent Auction
6:45pm – Dinner & Program


Promote your business and donate a silent auction item today. All silent auction donations help save lives!

Silent Auction closes at approx. 7:20PM, Thursday, May 4



Individual – $40
Table of 8 – $320

Check out this year’s Silent Auction


 Thank you to our 2017 Christian Radio ministry partners, 102.7 & 91.5 The Word and 104.3 The Pulse.



Online Registration is closed but tickets are still available.
Call Rachael at 218-760-5775 for banquet tickets. We hope to see you on May 4.

Interested in sponsoring this event?

Contact for more information: Rachael Biggar | | 218.833.8764

 The silent auction website is featured online one month prior to the event as well as the night of the auction. Guests spend an average of 30 minutes on the mobile bidding site during the auction, which means they see your ad for longer than a TV show! All sponsorships go to help off-set the cost of this event.



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Thank you to everyone who participated and helped sponsor this event!

Experience a cascade of color! Join us for the Kaleidoscope 5K Fund Run & Walk for Hope benefiting Central Mn Adult & Teen Challenge in Brainerd. The walk/run takes place on the Baxter trail system and has both a 1 mile option and 5K (3.1 mile) option. The Walk for Hope in memory of John P. Sullivan is a tribute to a man who loved the mission of Teen Challenge and helped make the campus in Brainerd a reality. Mark your calendar!


Schedule of Events

8:00 a.m. – Registration & Fund Collection

9:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies

9:20 a.m. – Walk/Run Begins

Finish Line – Prizes and Refreshments

10:30 a.m. – Color Celebration & performance by the MnTC Choir

We encourage every participant to raise at least $100 to support Teen Challenge.

Registration Information

$25 per person (before July 4) | $35 per person (after July 4)

Kids 7 & Under FREE! (must register, $10 for shirt & goodie bag)

$5 for pets | Register your pet to receive a special promo item and treat for your animal.

Registration Fee Includes: t-shirt, goodie bag, refreshments and performance by the MnTC choir.




Thanks to our Sponsors









Interested in sponsoring this event?

Contact: Rachael Biggar | | 218.833.8764

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rls mtg-1435 - CopyA record number of teams, 134, fished Gull Lake during the 8th Annual MN Fishing Challenge, a multi-species fishing tournament, June 4. The 2-person teams found most fish shallow, and every team caught fish on Gull Lake near Brainerd.

The teams raised a quarter million dollars to support Mn Adult & Teen Challenge drug and rehabilitation programs statewide. The cumulative amount generated via this family-friendly tournament since 2009 is $1.3 million.  Stu Nelson and Rich Brummer, Cloquet, set a stout record this year with the most ever raised by a team. They already have more than $92,000 on the books and more money coming in the pipeline.

Save the date for the 2017 MN Fishing Challenge | June 3, 2017

Read more about the history of the MN Fishing Challenge at: Northland Outdoors – Fishing for Fun & Healing

View photos from the event at:


D-600-1572Top Placing High School Teams

(Bass Division)

Jay Young & Nate French, Brainerd H.S., 9.87 pounds

Jayden Bray & Dawson Richard, Pequot Lakes H.S., 8.90 pounds

Logan Waidelich & Gabe Clow, Brainerd H.S., 8.33 pounds


Mathews_Logo-RGBDuring the rules meeting Friday prior to the contest, Pete Hein from Flatline Outdoors in Princeton donated five Mathews Hype bows to five young anglers.

D-600-1526Lindner Media Bass Division

Nancy & Scott Bonnema, Zimmerman, 11.68 pounds

Mark & Grace Schutz, Brooklyn Park, 10.97 pounds

Ron Lindner, Baxter & Jeff Wynn, Burnsville, 10.79 pounds

Amanda Buer & Brett McComas, Brainerd, 10.73 pounds

Curt Compton & Caleb Hughes, Nisswa, 10.66 pounds

Jimmy Bell, Ham Lake & Adolph Hamann, Princeton, 10.50 pounds

Garry Ellis, Ham Lake & Lowell Borgen, Maple Grove, 10.38 pounds

Calvin & Mark Wallin, Pequot Lakes, 10.12 pounds

Brian & Sandy Krause, Victoria, 10.02 pounds

Jay Young & Nathan French, Brainerd, 9.87 pounds

D-600-1533Navillus Land Company Walleye Division

Only eight teams registered walleyes, and of those, only a couple limits (the MN Fishing Challenge limit is three walleyes).

Sydni and Eric Raiber, Litchfield, 8.51 pounds.

Tom Klimek, Missouri & Mark Wold, Big Lake, 8.19 pounds

Todd Lindley, Oakdale & Steve Cruikshank, Andover, 5.65 pounds

Arden McNally, Cannon Falls & Jim Schewe, Nisswa, 5.24 pounds

Al & Troy Lindner, Baxter, 4.91 pounds

Matt Jollymore, Blaine & Josh S., Brainerd, 4.89 pounds

Jason & Carter Rakauskas, Baxter, 3.76 pounds

James Hoglin & Meghan Spande, Brainerd, 2.22 pounds

D-600-1578Nor-Son Panfish Division

Steve Pennaz, Independence & Dale Anderson, Long Lake, 4.87 pounds

David Persing, Ramsey & Gary Anderson, Andover, 4.7 pounds

Jeff & Justin Hummel, Pillager, 4.56 pounds

Tony Ward, Zimmerman & Steve Ward, Princeton, 4.17 pounds

Mark Boone, Brainerd & Brian Boone, Big Fork, 4.16 pounds

Bruce Sanders, Rice & Jack Baas, Chaska, 3.88 pounds

Gary & Eric Moore, Walker, 3.39 pounds

Matthew & Tyler Suchla, St. Michael, 3.15 pounds

Bill Smith & Rob Gifford, Brainerd, 3.02 pounds

Dan & Mark Strand, Mapleton, 2.87 pounds

D-600-1549Nor-Son Pike Division

Levi Christianson and Ashley Niemann, Nisswa, 14.30 pounds

Randal Miller, Baxter & Curt Miller, Shoreview, 10.55 pounds

Marty Paradeis, Merrifield & Tom Monahan, Little Falls, 7.13 pounds

Dennis & Teri Mackedanz, Lake Shore, 7.01 pounds

Calvin & Mark Wallin, Pequot Lakes, 6.98 pounds

Jerry Larsen, Grove City & Mary Sandry, St. Cloud, 6.03 pounds

TJ & Ella Ringer, Excelsior, 5.98 pounds

Jason Stawarski & Tim Klemmetsen, Brainerd, 5.92 pounds

JR Cooper & Cindy Gibbs, Brainerd 5.52 pounds

Boomer Stelmach, Osseo & Mark Lewke, Shoreview, 5.39 pounds

D-600-1560Sportech Mixed Bag Division (one pike, one walleye, one bass and one panfish)

Adam Patrick, Mound & Justin N., Brainerd, 11.81 pounds

James Madigan, Baxter, Brian Miller, Eden Prairie, 11.71 pounds

Grant Burns & Allison Arnold, Rosemount, 10.36 pounds

Phil & Kathy Yeh, Nisswa, 10.26 pounds

Michael Grussing, Minneapolis & Tony Proulx, Aitkin, 10.18 pounds

Mark Innes & Gary Roach, Brainerd, 9.93 pounds

Tim & Brant Lewis, Saint Michael, 9.89 pounds

Scott St. Sauver, Little Falls & Jim St. Sauver, South Dakota, 9.62 pounds

David & Daniel Buxengard, Grand Rapids, 8.8 pounds

Terry & Lexi Stus, Fort Ripley, 8.2 pounds

Largest bass, 5.43 pounds, caught by Scott & Nancy Bonnema, earning them a special McDonalds’s trophy of a rod and reel used by Al Lindner during filming of a TV show.

The McDonald’s big walleye award, a rod and reel from Al Lindner’s boat, went to Brian Miller, Eden Prairie with a 4.88-pounder weighed in the Mixed Bag division.



$3,000 Brainerd Jaycee’s Special Prize

The following teams fundraised over $3,000, earning them the Brainerd Jaycee’s Special Prize. Two framed and numbered 20 x 24 special prints signed by artist Stu Nelson, Al Lindner and Steve Pennaz. These prizes will be sent to all winners by late summer.

Mark & Marie Langer, Nisswa

James Madigan, Baxter, Brian Miller, Eden Prairie

Den & Mike Pluimer, Breezy Point

Allan Barbeln, Pine River & Carroll Paananen, Zimmerman

Brian & Sandy Krause, Victoria

Sam & Max Anderson, Inver Grove Heights

Nancy & Scott Bonnema, Zimmerman

Matt Jollymore, Blaine & Josh Shelland, Brainerd

Tom Skiff, Texas & Paul Larson, Marcell

Jamison Seiffert, Litchfield & Joshua Maxwell, Hamburg

Vern Prososki, Avon & Phil Veenstra, Brainerd



2016 RAFFLE Check out the 2016 prizes raffled off on June 4.


Rainy Lake Houseboat Trip – Bob Anderson

“Boundary Waters Bronze” Original Painting by Stuart Nelson – Ken Smith

Witch Bay Camp Package- Jon Gale, Nisswa

Perry Good Fishing Trip – Scott Brown, Minnetonka

Tony Roach Fishing Trip – Curt Teberg

Scott Bonnema Fishing Trip – Steve Yanda

$500.00 Marine General Gift Certificate – Tim Lawler, Cottage Grove

Henry “Golden Boy” 22cal. Rifle – John Sheplland, St. Paul

Lake Superior Fishing Charter – John Pesonen, Carlton

Aqua-Vu Camera – Steve Yanda

$300.00 Artistic Anglers Taxidermy Gift Certificate – Keith Johnson, Duluth

“Game On” Limited Edition Print by Stuart Nelson – John Rassett, Lino Lakes



Interested in sponsoring this event next year? 

Contact: Bernie Barringer, 2017 Tournament Director | (218) 820-8459 |


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