Save the date for the 2018 Golf Challenge, Friday July 20 at the Pines

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 20, 2018

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

Registration Opens in 2018  

Thank you to our 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 Central Mn Adult & Teen Challenge in Alexandria for an inspiring evening of celebration.

Hear songs of joy and testimonies of transformation. Featuring guest artist Ginny Owens! This is an event you won’t want to miss!


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!


New Date: September 14, 2017

New Location: Runestone Community Center, 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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Above Photo: Al Lindner with Wes Anderson & Don Karlgaard; Lund Boat Giveaway winners! 

127 teams fished Gull Lake during the 9th Annual MN Fishing Challenge, a multi-species fishing tournament, June 3. The 2-person teams found most fish shallow, and almost every team caught fish on Gull Lake near Brainerd.

The teams raised nearly $300,000 to support Mn Adult & Teen Challenge drug and rehabilitation programs statewide. The cumulative amount generated via this family-friendly tournament since 2009 is $1.6 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 $112,000 on the books and more money coming in the pipeline.

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Top Placing High School Teams

(Bass Division)

Dawson Rickard & Jayden Bray, Pequot Lakes HS, 14.28#

Troy Peterson & Caleb Nagel, Brainerd HS, 11.91#

Brendan Miller & Cole Ostrowski, Brainerd HS, 11.29#


Lindner Media Bass Division

Dawson Rickard & Jayden Bray, Pequot Lakes HS, 14.28#




Navillus Land Company Walleye Division

Kathy Yeh & Philip Yeh, Nisswa, 15.07#






 Nor-Son Panfish Division

Steve Pennaz, Independence & Dale Anderson, Long Lake, 5.21#




Nor-Son Pike Division

George & Cindy Cooper, Brainerd, 9.91#





Sportech Mixed Bag Division (one pike, one walleye, one bass and one panfish)

Brian Miller, Eden Prairie & James Madigan, Brainerd, 16.46#





Largest bass, 4.90 pounds, caught by Brian Miller, Eden Prairie & James Madigan, Brainerd, 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 Fennel & Jesse Brunsvig of North Dakota with a 7.83-pounder weighed in the Walleye division.

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.



$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 in late summer.

Team 13 – Den & Mike Pluimer

Lake Assault – Carroll Paananen & Al Barbeln

Team Bonnema – Scott Bonnema

Team MC – Bob Casperson & Darryl Meyer

Teambobberdown – Nick Grbich & Russ Pogatchnik

Team 55 – Cole & Dave Anderson

Seiffert Fishing – Jamison Seiffert & Josh Maxwell

Team 101- Skiff Camp – Tom Skiff & Paul Larson

Team 59 – Scott and Josh Ruis

Team Anderson – Wes Anderson & Don Karlgaard

Team 18 – Gary Ellis & Lowell Borgen

Team 14 – Peter Olson & Craig Walters



2017 RAFFLE Check out the 2017 prizes raffled off on June 3.


Rainy Lake Houseboat Trip – Eric Sullivan, Pillager

Original Framed Musky Painting by Stuart Nelson – Ryan Strugar, Kent

Witch Bay Camp Package- Armonda Allen, Minneapolis

Steve Pennaz Guided Trip – Steven Lamppa

Steve Quinn Guided Trip – Jerry Vicari, St. Cloud

Henry “Golden Boy” 22cal. Rifle – Steven Ruff

$500.00 Marine General Gift Certificate – Bonita Hansen, Staples

Lake Superior Fishing Charter – Mark Osvold, Cloquet

Aqua-Vu Camera – Mike Schultz, Esko

$300.00 Artistic Anglers Taxidermy Gift Certificate – Barb Lapka, Brainerd



Interested in sponsoring this event next year? 

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


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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 whatever bites!

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.




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Interested in sponsoring this event?

Contact: Rachael Biggar | | 218.833.8764

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