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The Dart in the Cart
Sep 12, 2013

You did it! We did it! We hit our fundraising goal, so we had to raise it!

For the past year, I've spent too much time crying about cancer. It has taken one of my friends from me, it sent another friend's family into a tailspin, and then… it hit my family hard. My brother-in-law Wes has been diagnosed with Leukemia, hospitalized for weeks, and then survived a life saving bone marrow transplant from his sister, all within the last 12 months. In that time, he and his wonderful wife Bekah have taught me to live life to the fullest, seize the moment, and carry on courageously while caring for others.

If you're reading this, you likely have seized the moment and cared for others. If you donated to "Dart in the Cart", thank you. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I could type it a billion times and it wouldn't be enough. Together we raised thousands of dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Minnesota. It's going to the doctors who will find a cure through tireless research. The money you generously donated will also go towards supporting the families who are on this difficult journey.

I'd like to name you individually, but that would take more computer space than is available. To my family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and to the fine folks in the state of California, I am forever grateful. Also, huge props to Dave Berggren who not only helped me spread the word, but played all 90 holes with me and had a smile on his face the whole time!

We played 5, 18-hole rounds on 5 different courses in 797 minutes. Thanks to Minnesota Valley, Olympic Hills, Minneapolis Golf Club, Oak Ridge, and Medina for being so accommodating and generous. All we've done to repay you was leave 50 golf balls in your ponds and woods. Here are a couple of highlights:

  • Simultaneous tee-off live on KARE 11 Sunrise at 6:46 a.m. at Minnesota Valley
  • The lady on her deck off the 3rd fairway at Olympic Hills blaring "Eye of the Tiger" from her stereo for us at 10:15 in the morning
  • The great golfers at Minneapolis Golf Club who let us play through
  • Dave Berggren's ginormous 2 foot divot he replaced on the 16th hole at MGC
  • KARE 11's John Divall hoofing a large television live unit around the hilly links of Oak Ridge so we could be live on TV asking for more donations
  • The golfers at Medina. Seemed everyone knew what we were doing, even helped us look for lost golf balls. Oh, and the people dining on the club's patio that cheered us on as we quickly made the turn from the front nine to the back.
  • 2 holes we played under the moonlight



The Dart in the Cart

I remember it like it was yesterday. It was last summer and I had just finished playing a great round of golf on a great course (Oak Ridge) on a beautiful morning. My wife called to tell me my brother-in-law Wes was diagnosed with Leukemia and there were a lot of unknowns. My mind's been racing ever since, trying to figure out ways I could help support him and his wonderful family. Wes lives in California. After many months, I finally found something. Dart in the Cart. Fellow KARE 11 reporter Dave Berggren and I are going to play 90 DIFFERENT golf holes (99 if there's time) on September 11th. Please help us raise money and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Minnesota. We want to raise at least $3,000 for cancer treatment funding during blood cancer awareness month. Show us some love, we're going to need it!

New: Dave and I have a practice round under our belt! We wanted to see how fast we could play. I think we might want to take seperate carts to save some time, especially if we hit the ball all over the place! Check it out by clicking here


A kind thank you already to KARE11/Gannett Broadcasting, Minnesota Valley Country Club, Olympic Hills Golf Club, Minneapolis Golf Club, Oak Ridge Country Club, and Medina Golf & Country Club. Also many thanks to Brookview Golf Course. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Think it's going to be tough to fit 90 holes of golf, all over the city, in 12 hours? Wes has already survived months in the hospital, several rounds of chemotherapy, and a life saving bone marrow transplant from his sister. We got this!

Wes and his beautiful 4 year old daughter Julia

Team Name Subteam Walk Site Date Team Captain City/State  
Dart in the Cart   Target Field 09/22/13 Scott Seroka Minneapolis, MN  

Supporter Comments

    "Scott and Rachel, Hit them long and straight!! Dan and Kris Burich"

    Daniel & Kris Burich

    Mon Aug 26 12:01:44 EDT 2013

    "Thanks for dedicating your time to a great cause!"

    Marnell Family

    Mon Aug 26 05:47:13 EDT 2013

    "You might know that Scott's solution would have something associated with "GOLF". There needs to be a cure found for the many types of cancer ! ! ! "

    Sunee & Tim Seroka

    Thu Aug 29 09:22:58 EDT 2013

    "Thank you for doing this!"

    Stephenie Liu & Cliff Tepper

    Sat Aug 31 10:54:43 EDT 2013

    "See you at the walk and best wishes on Dart in the Cart, Scott!"

    Doug and Sid Burich

    Mon Sep 02 10:39:04 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Scott! "

    Paape Family

    Mon Sep 02 09:32:18 EDT 2013

    "Your continued dedication and support of Wes is amazing, and Scott - I'm sure it wasn't THAT hard to twist your arm to play golf all day."

    Krusemark Family

    Tue Sep 03 11:08:39 EDT 2013

    "Good luck I will pray for fabulous weather on the 11th! May the wind always be at your back! Bel"

    Belinda Hopkins

    Thu Sep 05 11:00:57 EDT 2013

    "Go get 'em Scott and Dave -- can't wait to hear how you guys do!!!! Good luck, Cindy Chapman"

    cindy chapman

    Fri Sep 06 05:04:48 EDT 2013

    "Best of luck!!"

    The Macks

    Fri Sep 06 09:00:11 EDT 2013

    "Hit 'em straight guys! You're already winners in my book. God Bless you and Wes! Best, Jay...Olstad....I work with you....funny looking Norwegian...yes, that guy."

    Jay Olstad

    Sat Sep 07 11:53:40 EDT 2013

    "Dart in the Cart"

    Rick Berggren

    Sun Sep 08 05:28:59 EDT 2013

    "You and your family are an inspiration! :)"

    Will & Danielle Holland ;-)

    Sun Sep 08 08:07:28 EDT 2013

    " Thanks for doing this!"

    Yu Li and Jie Tong

    Mon Sep 09 01:38:25 EDT 2013

    "It is wonderful what you two are doing. I am a 4 year post transplant survivor. The Leukemia and Lymphoma society of Minnesota was supportive to me at that time. Hope you hit all the holes and raise lots of money."

    Sherri Koehntopp

    Mon Sep 09 03:48:41 EDT 2013

    "You kids have fun! "

    Boyd Huppert

    Tue Sep 10 02:01:18 EDT 2013

    "I hope you can make the news!! Good luck."

    Rod Larson

    Tue Sep 10 06:37:41 EDT 2013

    "Have a great time! xoxo, Boua and Trev. "

    Boua Xiong-Roy

    Tue Sep 10 09:52:27 EDT 2013

    "Go guys! So proud of calling you both friends and colleagues. We'll wish for a long, sunny day to help your efforts!"

    Karla Hult

    Wed Sep 11 12:00:25 EDT 2013

    "Good luck! "

    Naomi Reeves

    Wed Sep 11 07:46:40 EDT 2013

    "what you are doing is awesome. Proud to support you in it! "

    Justine Zirbes

    Wed Sep 11 02:45:44 EDT 2013

    "Cannot think of a better cause!"

    Molly Burich

    Wed Sep 11 10:05:33 EDT 2013

    "Great job guys! Sorry I was slow to make my donation!"

    Scott Beedy

    Mon Sep 16 10:07:26 EDT 2013

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $5,000.00
106 %
Donations: $5,295.72

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Thanks To

Colleen Sweeney $100.00
Tammy Seroka $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Sherri Koehntopp $100.00
Julie and Bob Anderson an... $100.00
The Dutia family $100.00
The Anzai Family $100.00
Sunee & Tim Seroka $100.00
Marnell Family $100.00
Samantha Martin $100.00
tom lin $100.00
Daniel & Kris Burich $100.00
Molly Burich $50.00
Dean Henrick $50.00
Boua Xiong-Roy $50.00
Rod Larson $50.00
Rick Berggren $50.00
Paape Family $50.00
Stephenie Liu & Cliff Tep... $50.00
Jay Olstad $30.00
cindy chapman $30.00
Justine Zirbes $25.00
Karla Hult $25.00
Allison Woolley $25.00
Scott Beedy $20.00
Boyd Huppert $20.00
Lisa Ruedy  
Charlene Streifel  
Erin Hagen  
Katie and Joe Boyle  
Naomi Reeves  
Ehren and Angela Babb  
Yu Li and Jie Tong  
Sunee's Awesome Co-Worke...  
Will & Danielle Holland ;...  
The Macks  
Belinda Hopkins  
Yanamura Clan  
Tiersa Blachowiak  
Krusemark Family  
Doug and Sid Burich  
Deb Lyngdal