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Caring Fore Kids

The Burggraf’s Ace Hardware Caring Fore Kids Charity Classic is a fundraising event held annually on the first Thursday in June at Pokegama Golf Course in Grand Rapids. Since its inception in 2014, Caring Fore Kids has funded over $350,000 worth of projects, programs and equipment that directly expand, develop and enhance pediatric care for kids at Grand Itasca.


This year's event will include even more opportunities to get involved: 

  • 9-Hole Golf at Pokegama Golf Course: Thursday, June 3rd tee times starting at 11:00 AM
  • Virtual Event & Live Auction: Wednesday, June 2nd 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Online Silent Auction: opens Monday, May 31st and closes Friday, June 4th at 12:00 PM

For more information and to register for sponsorships, golf or get a free ticket to the virtual event, visit our Caring Fore Kids site today!


  • Pigg-O-Stat pediatric imaging equipment

  • Kidzspace Touch2Play interactive gaming system to reduce family stress in the ER waiting area

  • Xbox to keep pediatric hospital patients and visitors occupied during downtime or treatments 

  • New pediatric therapy equipment to challenge and engage kids during their appointments

  • Pediatric equipment, tools and supplies for Rapid Clinic

  • Grand Itasca coloring books for all pediatric patients

  • Grand Itasca teddy bears and Culver’s gift cards for extra brave patients


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Meet Our All-Stars

This is Bruce, he is one of our Caring Fore Kids All-Stars. Our All-Stars are an inspiring group of young patients who have received ongoing care at Grand Itasca, primarily in our pediatric rehab area. Most of them have complex medical histories that require complicated care coordination involving many specialists. 


Our annual Caring Fore Kids event raises funds that directly impact the All-Stars by allowing us to purchase medical equipment and supplies that they rely on.