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2021 Empower! Lunch | Save the Date

Published July 27, 2021

We’re excited to announce that on Thursday, October 14, Merrick, Inc.’s Empower! Lunch will return to Vadnais Heights Commons after a one-year pandemic-induced hiatus. Even more exciting, this year’s keynote speaker will be Super Bowl champion and 15-year NFL veteran Matt Birk.

A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Matt Birk was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 1998. A six-time Pro Bowl Selection and two-time All Pro, Matt proved to be an undisputed leader on the field and was named the sixth smartest athlete by Sporting News. More importantly, he has established a legacy of community service that will last far beyond his years of football.

If you are interested in hosting a table at Merrick’s Empower! Lunch, please contact Karen Herrera at (651) 789-6202 or Full details concerning this event including guest and sponsor registration may be found at


2021 Charity Golf Scramble | And the winners are …

Published June 1, 2021

A big thank you to all who participated in Merrick’s 26th Charity Golf Scramble on May 24. Here is a list of the winners from the event. If you see your name listed and have not received your prize, please email Megan Kuneli at to arrange a pick-up date and time. Pictures from the event are also now available and may be viewed at

Team Winners

1st Place Team
Team 17B – Ferlic Filter

12th Place Team
Team 15B – Lindenmeyr Monroe

25th Place Team
Team 1A – Lake Area Bank 1

Golf Contests

Closest to the Pin
Women – Kelly Tanke
Men – Joe Kirk

Longest Putt
Women – Ceil Boesche
Men – Bob Davis

Longest Drive
Women – Kelly Tanke
Men – Tim Madison

On-Course Games

Beat the Boss – Kim Trenary

Chip for a Chance – Matt Lese

50/50 Cash Raffle – Marc Campbell

Can Raffle Winners

A Walk in the Golf Park – Keith Hisdahl
Amusement Park at its Finest – Mike Carroll
Black Russian Basket – Scott Lingle
Bourbon Basket – Chris Schumacher
Callaway Golf Stand Bag – Brent Lunke
Clothes Valet Stand – Jennifer Hilleren
Cousins Autographed Football – Jonathan Heimer
Invictus Brewing Donation Box – Brent Lunke
Let’s Have a Bowl – Kristin Mahre
Meat Bundle – Ceil Boesche
Mendakota Country Club Twosome – John Marzitelli
Minneapolis Brewery Crawl – Ron Ledoux
On White Bear Lake Time – Kristin Mahre
Smoke on the Water – Mary Morley
Take My Out to the Twins – Joe Trenary
Troy Burne Foursome & Carts – Jake Hauck
Wine & Dine Basket – Marc Campbell
Weber Grill – Mike Carroll
Zubaz for Two – Kevin Kelly