This coming Thursday, July 13th, is the 7th Annual Leo Luskey DAV Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the last four tournaments provided MN DAV Chapter 39’s the funding to purchase THE FIRST DAV Van for use to transport veterans to and from medical appointments within the chapter’s five county area! Anoka and surrounding counties have depended on VOLUNTEERS (and their personal vehicles) to transport veterans. There are still opportunities for foursomes to sign up, and we could certainly use more sponsors and are still on the hunt for some AWESOME raffle items and certificates for professional services to help support this annual event.

Blaine Festival and Aspen Exterior have stepped up to the Patriot Level of Sponsorship ($2,500), and the Army and Navy Sponsors have been taken, leaving Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard Sponsorship still available. Hole Sponsors as of June 1st, include Northeast Bank, DAV Department of MN, the Kloop Family and Disabled Veterans Rest Camp, A-Team Construction, and the Kloop Family. Hole sponsorships to promote your business or services as well as memorializing at veteran are also available.

18 Reasons To Come Play Golf And/or Sponsor A Hole At This Year’s Annual Leo Luskey DAV Golf Tournament

Eighteen reasons to come play golf and/or sponsor a hole at this year’s Annual Leo Luskey DAV Golf Tournament.  1. Exercise  2. Supports Veterans  3. Relieves Stress  4. Supports Veteran Families  5. Enjoy Outdoors 6. Learn About the DAV Mission  7. Social Sport 8. Great Prizes  9. Character-Building  10. Promote Your Business or Service through Sponsorship   11. Networking  12. Giving Back 13. Mental Health  14. Opportunity to Meet and Greet Vets 15. Longevity  16. Support Auxiliary Unit Mission  17. Build Comradery with Your Foursome  18.  Supports MN DAV Chapter 39’s Mission.  Learn more at or send an email to our Webmaster to receive an electronic/fillable participation form at [email protected]

Registration and sponsorship opportunities are now underway for our 7th Annual Leo Luskey DAV Golf Tournament. The date of the tournament has been set for Thursday, July 13, 2023, and will be held at the Refuge Golf Club in Oak Grove, Minnesota. Home – The Refuge Golf Club Use the flyer below to share with potential supporters for raffle and silent auction items, gain new sponsorships, and fellow golfers to form your foursome (consider sponsoring a hole for a loved one, or for you business and/or organsization).

Use the fillable PDF form below to register your foursome team or select from the many opportunities to become a sponsor. Complete all the information, SAVE, and email to [email protected]. You can also print, complete, and mail your registration/sponsorship form and include your check or credit card number, and mail to Scott Berndt, DAV Adjutant, 3443 136th Avenue NW, Andover, MN 55304.

Last year 137 golfers participated in the 6th Annual Leo Luskey DAV Golf Tournament. Thanks to our sponsors, Refuge Golf Club, participants, donors providing raffle and drawing prizes, our Chapter and Auxiliary volunteers, and our awards banquet guest speaker, Trent Dilks, for another successful fundraiser.

To all our sponsors and supporters, thank you for your donations and time.

Thank you to our Sponsors

5 Star Sponsor – Aspen Exteriors
Silver Star Sponsor – Blaine Festival, Inc.
Bronze Star Sponsor – Fairway Financial Services, Inc.
Purple Heart Sponsor – One-way Wireless Communication
Army Sponsor – Diane Bohlman
Air Force Sponsor – Madeleine Luskey
Navy Sponsor – A-Team Construction
Marines Sponsor – Leo Luskey
Hole In One Sponsor – St. Michael American Legion Post 567
Driving Range Sponsor – Stein Industries

Thank you to our Hole and Tee Sponsors:

Financial One Credit Union
           Traffic Management
            DAV State Department
            Northeast Bank
            Famous Dave’s of Coon Rapids
            Vista Outdoors (Federal Ammunition)
            Renewal by Andersen

Cars for Neighbors Inc.
Veterans Camp on Big Marine Lake
Ajax Metal Forming Solutions
Physical Therapy Consultant

Here’s a sampling of some of our donated
Set of 7 Callaway Irons (value at $1,000)
Gift Certificate for N&S Great Lakes Fishing (value at $500)
Gift Certificate for R-Forrest Charter Fishing (value at $500)
50 Feet of Gutters (value at $500)
Gift Certificate at Big Marine (value at $200)
BBQ Grill (value at $200)

Two Sets of Refurbished Golf Clubs (BSA Project) with Golf Bag (Priceless)
Preseason Viking Tickets
Twins Ticke

Thank you to ALL our donors!

Thanks to all the sponsors, participants, donors, DAV volunteers, and Refuge Golf Club staff for supporting the Leo Luskey 5th Annual DAV Golf Tournament last year. The tournament was a huge success. Held on July 8, 2021, the tournament was one of the Chapter’s major fundraisers supporting Veterans and their families in Anoka and surrounding counties.

5 Star Sponsor – Apsen Exteriors Inc.
Silver Star Sponsor – Blaine Festival
Bronze Star Sponsor – Fairway Financial Services
Navy Cross Sponsor – One-Way Communication
Marine Corps Sponsor – Leo Luskey
Navy Sponsor – A-Team Construction
Army – Madeline Luskey
Air Force – Tyrone Inc.
6th Hole, Hole In One – One-Way Communication

34 teams competed for prizes and awards, at the Refuge Golf Club in Oak Grove, Minnesota. There was plenty of excitement at hole 14, as players tried to score a hole in one to win a 2021 Jeep Gladiator High Altitude 4×4, (donated from Coon Rapids Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram).

Tee and Hole Sponsors

Aspen Exteriors
Blaine Festival
Associated Exteriors
A-Team Construction
One-Way Communication
Famous Dave’s
BJ Baas Builders
Vista Outdoor
Ajax Metal Forming
Premier Banks
Electrical Workers Local 292 IBEW
Financial One Credit Union
Coon Rapids Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep
DAV of Minnesota
Northeast Bank
Fairway Financial Services
Traffic Management Inc.
Big Marine Veterans Camp
Loyd & LaVerne Brandvold
Leo Luskey
Madeline Luskey
Ken Sholes Memorial

Guest speaker National DAV Commander Butch Whitehead, shared the many goals and accomplishments of the DAV over the past two years to continue support to our Veterans and their families.

Hand-crafted recognition for our
first place tournament winners…

Here are just SOME of the SILENT AUCTION items that participants bid on to raise additional funds for area veterans and thier families…

N & S Great Lakes Charter Fishing Package
Canterbury Park Package
20 Personal-sized Wine Tasting Set
Hand Crafted U.S. Flag Wall Décor
Picnic Basket complete with Utensils
30-inch Outdoor Fire Pit
R Forrest Charter Fishing Package
Starbucks Gift Basket
Bocce Ball Set
Lite Weight Golf Bag
Black Monster Cooler with Golf Package for Four
Veterans Rest Camp $200 Gift Certificate
Absolute Cribbage Boards
Pleasant Acres Golf 18-Hole Golf Package
Prairie Edge Casino Package
Golf Umbrellas
Home Depot Certificates
18 Holes at Treasure Island Golf Course
Spirit of the Water Cruise for Two
Variety of Themed Gift Baskets
Refuge Golf Club 12-Hole Packages
Willey McCoys $100 Gift Cards