Grand View Lodge Hosts 20th Annual Fred-Mark Charity Golf Invitational

Brainerd, Minn. - May 23, 2011 - Grand View Lodge will host their 20th Annual Fred-Mark Charity Invitational on Monday, May 30th, and Tuesday, May 31st, at the property's championship courses, The Pines, Preserve and Deacon's Lodge. Proceeds from the event will benefit Bridges of Hope, a faith-based 501c3 nonprofit organization.

The two-day tournament will feature exciting putting contests, outstanding tee prizes, and silent & live auction items including sporting event tickets, resort stays, memorabilia and leisure packages.

The event kicks off with a Long Drive & Putting Tournament at 9:30 a.m., followed by a four-person 27-hole Scottish Shamble and a car giveaway on one of the holes. In the evening they will be hosting a Tournament Dinner and Silent Auction hosted by MN TV/Radio Personality, Dark Star. Tuesday includes the main event, a two-person 18-hole Best Ball event, at either The Preserve or Deacon's Lodge, including an after golf lunch and awards ceremony at both clubhouses.

The cost is $185 per golfer, and includes lunch, on-course refreshments, and dinner at Gull Lake Center at Grand View Lodge, one of Minnesota's finest banquet facilities. Furthermore, Memorial Day packages are available for the weekend prior to the tournament.

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About Grand View Lodge
Grand View Lodge is a family, golf and spa resort located on Gull Lake in the Brainerd lakes area. Since 1919, Grand View Lodge has provided guests vacation experiences with a wide variety of restaurants, seasonal activities and lodging options. Owned and operated by the Cote family, Grand View Lodge has provided guests with relaxing vacation experiences for more than 90 years. Its roots grow deep in the history of the Brainerd Lakes area. Selected in 1979 for the National Registry of Historic Places, Grand View Lodge's Main Lodge offers one of the most well-preserved examples of early resort log construction in existence today. For more information, please visit

About Bridges of Hope
Bridges of Hope is a faith-based 501c3 nonprofit organization, incorporated in 2002. Bridges of Hope links families to community supports and resources. It creates partnerships within the broader community to help strengthen, stabilize and support families in the Lakes area, sending a message of hope and empowering families to thrive. For more information, please visit