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What is Dave’s Compass of Hope?

Dave’s Compass of Hope was founded in 2019 in memory of David Arkins who left this world in October 2018. Our organization works to mitigate the stigma that surrounds mental health by working with organizations that help educate, support, and coach those dealing with mental illnesses. We hope that with your support, we can make a difference and help those struggling find the help they need. We are proud to have partnered with the Nickel Open Fund, Duck Cup Memorial Fund and NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) to continue to achieve our mission. We believe together, we can continue to make a difference, and bring awareness to the mental illnesses that others struggle with. To learn more about us, click here.

On September 26th, 2020 Dave’s Compass hosted its first Golf and Bags Tournament fundraising event. Thanks to our generous community support we were able to sell out tickets to our event and donate a $15,000 check to NAMI Minnesota that went to support resources for those dealing with mental illness. We are proud of our accomplishments in year one and are incredibly honored to those who supported us and our cause. We look forward to seeing everyone again at our second annual Golf and Bags Tournament on September 25th, 2021.

Remember, you are never alone. If you find yourself struggling with a mental illness, please check out these invaluable resources from our partner, NAMI Minnesota, here. No one should have to fight these problems alone. We are here to help.

If you or a loved one is at risk of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or Text MN to 741741.

Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.

Fred Rogers

Dave’s Compass of Hope Golf Open and Bags Tournament 2021

We are excited to be hosting our second annual golf and bags tournament fundraiser on September 25, 2021. One of Dave’s many talents included his ever popular Irish accent, and as a nod to his heritage our theme this year will be Luck of the Irish! Pull out your green, kilts, and bag pipes and bring them all to this years event! Our golf and bags tournament will once again be held at the beautiful Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course in Jordan, Minnesota! Following a full day of golf and bags, you will be welcomed to a wonderful dinner, silent auction, and raffles where together we will raise money for NAMI MN and Duck Cup Memorial Fund. Registration will be opening in June so be sure to check back soon! Join our mailing list to be one of the first to know when registrations open!

Thank You for a Successful Inaugural 2020 Event

We were thrilled to host our first annual golf open and bags tournament on September 25th, 2020. We hosted a completely sold out event at Ridges at Sand Creek Golf Course in Jordan, MN. Guests were welcome to fun games on the course, many raffle items, a Silent Auction, and Live Auction. Together, with the support of our community, we were able to raise a $15,000 donation to NAMI Minnesota. We are just getting started and can’t wait to continue to bring awareness to this ever important topic!

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