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This year is a special one as we mark the 10th anniversary of the Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation. Over these 10 years, we have accomplished powerful and amazing; things. In large part due to the support we receive not only throughout the year, but at our annual fundraising event. With this special anniversary, we are doing things a bit different this year.

On September 11th, we hosted a SOLD-OUT golf tournament at the beautiful Olympic Hills Golf Club in Eden Prairie. We had beautiful weather, great golf and a fun time was had by all! We raised over $101K towards our mission of safer pools and drowning prevention. Thank you to all who joined us!

The fun isn't over yet as we celebrate our 10 years--Instead of our big party following the golf event as in years’ past, we are throwing an even bigger party at the Metropolitan Ballroom on November 11th at 6:30pm. The Abbey's Hope "Thanks for Giving" Party and Concert will have delicious food, drinks, rockin' musical entertainment by the Gear Daddies and Tina & the B-sides. We can't wait to see you there!

Check out our great silent auction & start bidding.

Attire for this event is casual, jeans preferred. Think a night out with friends for a rock concert.

In true Abbey’s Hope fashion, this party guaranteed to be a great time! Mark your calendars and we hope to see you there! 

A huge thanks goes to our title sponsor for both events- Bridgewater Bank! Thank you!

Through your generosity each year we've been able to accomplish so much including supporting swim lessons for children at the YMCAs, creating and airing powerful PSAs and developing educational materials about pool drain safety and active supervision that are distributed nationwide.  With your support we have some big things happening for 2017... stay tuned! You all help make Abbey's hope a reality! Thank you! 
Questions about these events or to discuss sponsorship opportunities please reach out to our Program Manager, Sam Carolus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Dragonfly Story

Excerpted from the eulogy at Abbey Taylor's Celebration of Life Service

Below the surface of a quiet pond lived a colony of water bugs. They were happy, living far from the sun. But they noticed that occasionally, a member of their colony would climb up a lily stalk and disappear from sight, never to return. Where do you suppose she went? wondered a water bug.

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Pool Safety Tips

  • Use the Water Watchdog System to make sure children are always closely supervised in the pool area.

  • Remind kids to stay away from pool and hot tub drains.

  • Never dive into water less than 9 feet deep.

  • Keep gates to the pool area latched.

More water safety tips