Camp Odayin is a nonprofit organization that runs camps for kids with heart disease in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Many times, children who suffer from heart disease feel “out of the norm” due to scars from surgeries, numbers of pills they have to take and ability to participate in physical activities. Some have never swum without a shirt on because of embarrassment about their surgical scars. At Camp Odayin all the children are like them. They form lifelong friendships. Campers and staff become part of their extended “family”.
The 2016 Have a Heart Benefit for Camp Odayin was one of their best yet raising record funds for the organization. Here’s a snapshot of the event:
Date: Saturday, April 23
Venue: McNamara Alumni Center
Emcee: Rena Sarigianopoulos, KARE11
Entertainment: The Covers Band
Theme: The Great Odayin Get Together (State Fair theme)