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 I am thrilled to invite you to the Seventeenth Annual Rod Simons Memorial Golf For the Gift celebrity golf tournament on Thursday, June 20th, 2024 at the beautiful Troy Burne Golf Club.


Seventeen years ago, Rod and I were blessed with the most precious gift, our beautiful daughter Annie, completing our forever family, and we committed to giving  back with gratitude for our amazing gift.  This is where our story began... For a decade, Rod and I garnered vast support from the Minnesota sports and media community to come together each summer, raising awareness and ensuring adoptive parents could reach the "financial finish line," creating their own forever families through the Gift of Adoption Fund (501 (c) 3).

In 2021, we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Gift of Adoption and the remarkable impact we have all made on the lives of forever families.   To date, Gift of Adoption Minnesota has awarded has awarded greater than $550,000 in adoption assistance grants. Thanks to the Rod Simons Memorial Golf For the Gift, more than 200 adopted children have come home to their forever families here in Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, and the Northern Plains region!  In 2017, Rod was honored posthumously with the prestigious Angels in Adoption Award by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (Washington, DC). I know he would insist we've still only scratched the surface... so many more forever families are waiting! 

Continuing our mission of creating forever families just isn't possible without the generosity of sponsors like you. Please consider supporting the the 2024 Rod Simons Memorial Golf for the Gift of Adoption Tournament! Sponsorship opportunities are linked on the home page and we are happy to customize any sponsorship package!  Please return the sponsor confirmation form at your earliest convenience and prior to June 1st.  Please contact Pat Reis at or 612-636-3905 with questions. 


Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration and support. Thanks to your sponsorship, we will continue to fulfill Rod's vision to bring children home to their forever families. What a Gift! 

With love, Pam & Annie

Pam & Annie Simons. Tournament Hosts 



We partner with Gift of Adoption to support creating forever families.  From GOA:


“Our mission is to fill the void that separates child from family – through adoption assistance grants that give vulnerable children a permanent home and the chance to thrive."

To learn more about the Gift of Adoption Fund, click here.


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