Donations Collected at Saints Games

The Care Connections for Heroes campaign started on May 24th as part of TDS Tuesday at Midway Stadium during the St. Paul Saints home game. All season long, monetary donations will be collected at Saints games during every TDS Tuesday at Midway Stadium. The campaign culminates at the Tee it up for the Troops annual golf event on September 9th.

Every Tuesday when the Saints play a home game, we’ll be on hand collecting donations to help local Veterans in need, says Jason Engler, market manager for TDS Telecommunications Corp. We hope Saints fans will support our efforts to help our heroes. Together, we can truly make a difference.

In addition to collecting donations at Saints games, organizers are hosting an online auction. The auction offers hotel and restaurant certificates for personal use; they can also be donated to a veteran and his or her family. All auction proceeds will support Care Connections for Heroes.

For more information, access to the auction or to support Care Connections for Heroes, visit and click on the Care Connections for Heroes section of the web page.

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The Gratitude Campaign

Have you ever seen one of our military walking past you and wanted to convey to them your thanks, but weren’t sure how or it felt awkward?

Recently, a gentleman from Seattle created a gesture which could be used and has started a movement to get the word out.

Please everybody take just a moment to watch….. The Gratitude Campaign video on the website listed below; …then share it with your friends; …and then START USING THE SIGN.

Please visit to learn more.



TIUFTT Sponsor receives “Star of the North” Congressional Award

Gaby Accad (left) and Jennifer Gouette (right) received "Star of the North" Congressional Awards from Congressman John Kline (center)
Gaby Accad (left) and Jennifer Gouette (right) received “Star of the North” Congressional Awards from Congressman John Kline (center)

Gabby Accad (Versatile Vehicles, a loyal sponsor of Tee it up for the Troops) and Jennifer Gouette (King Solutions, a logistic tranporting business) were honored by John Kline as recipients of the Star of the North Congressional Award.  They received the reward in recognition for their part in getting a golf cart to Afghanistan for our troops.

The Star of the North Congressional Award was designed to publicly recognize the extraordinary acts of service, the random acts of kindness of Minnesotans in the 2nd District to our community and our world.

“We are blessed in Minnesota to be surrounded by so many selfless individuals who are willing to step up to address the needs they see in our communities and beyond,” Congressman John Kline said. “These ‘Stars of the North’ have given far more than they have received — volunteering, offering a helping hand, reaching out to a neighbor to ask, ‘what can I do for you?’ “