The Ray Carlson Memorial

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Caleb’s New Car Seat

The Niles Elk’s Lodge played host this weekend to The Ray Carlson Memorial, where we presented a very special car seat to our new friend Caleb. He suffers from Leigh Syndrome (a form of Mitochondrial Disease), a neurological disease affecting his nerves and muscles. In attendance were his mother Krystal, his grandparents Ed & Dawn […]

Save the Date: Special Needs Kids Party – January 24th, 2016

Special Needs Kids Party on January 24th from 1:00-9:00 at the St. Joseph Benton Harbor Elks Lodge, 601 Riverview Drive, Benton Harbor MI. There will be a┬ásilent auction, live auction, raffles, 50/50, Great Food and lots of fun all to help our special needs children in Berrien County. This effort is coordinated 100% by volunteers […]

A wheelchair and a walker for Austin

On Sunday October 18th, the Ray Carlson Memorial was able to present a wheelchair and a walker with wheels to Austin Przybylinski. These 2 items will allow him to get around not only at home but also at school. Thank you to all of our supporters whom we could not do things like this without!!

2015 Fall Color Poker Run a Big Success!

Last Saturday was the first Ray Carlson Memorial fall color poker run! Despite the weather not being the best, we had a decent turn out and a great time. Thank you to all of our sponsors, all of the riders and all who stayed and came out for the after party! Together we raised over […]

Join us for a motorcycle poker run for the ages!

Register online for a discount! One rider = $15 Two Riders = $35 (This event has now passed, stay tuned for Poker Run 2016!) This is it friends!! The very first Ray Carlson Memorial Fall Color Run!! Saturday October 3, 2015. A motorcycle poker run for the ages. Kickstands up at 10am at the St. […]

Pictures: Blizzard Brigade Golf Outing

Photos from Saturday’s golf outing at Pipestone Creek Golf Course. Thanks again to The Blizzard Brigade Snowmobile Club!

Blizzard Brigade Selects Ray Carlson Memorial for Annual Charity Recipient

This year The Ray Carlson Memorial was chosen by the Blizzard Brigade Snowmobile club for their annual golf outing charity!! So to all you golfers out there, get your team of 4 together & sign up!! It is Saturday August 22nd at Pipestone Creek!! Such a great way to enjoy golf, time with friends, food, […]

Sandbar Raises Funds for Berrien County’s Special Needs Kids

From all of us at the Ray Carlson Memorial would we like to give a HUGE thank you to not only the Sandbar & Grille but to all the people that came out to support our give back night! The event was a success, with a portion of the Sandbar’s proceeds that night going to […]

Support The Ray Carlson Memorial at The Sandbar, July 25th

Join us on Saturday July 25th at The Sandbar & Grille, and support the Ray Carlson Memorial. Outdoor tent Live music Food Beer trailer Drink specials Giveaways It’s the Sandbar & Grille’s 1st birthday, and they are graciously giving back a percentage of their sales to the Ray Carlson Memorial from 5-10 pm!! Let’s show […]