The Ray Carlson Memorial

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Past Events

Buffalo Wild Wings Giveback Night, Wednesday March 8th

For the second year in a row, Buffalo Wild Wings in St. Joseph, MI have generously offered to host a giveback night on Wednesday March 8th, 2017 from 5:00pm-8:00pm. A portion of each sale will be donated by B-Dub’s to benefit ┬áspecial needs children right here in Berrien County. We had a great turnout last […]

Special Kids Sunday – January 22, 2017 – Open to the Public

Special Kids Sunday is the biggest event we throw all year. It’s tremendous fun with a buffet, music, prizes, auctions and giveaways. This year’s event will be held January 22nd from 1:00-9:00 at the St. Joseph Benton Harbor Elks Lodge, 601 Riverview Drive, Benton Harbor MI. All proceeds go to help our special needs children […]

Join us for the second annual poker run!

Register online for a discount! One rider = $15 Two Riders = $35 Join us for the second annual Ray Carlson Memorial Poker Run on Saturday, August 13th. Kickstands up at 10 am at the St. Joseph Benton Harbor Elks Lodge at 601 Riverview Dr, Benton Harbor. There will be six stops total. The after […]

Connor Receives a New Bike

Connor Munson is 3 years old and he has Cerebral Palsy. His condition affects his ability to walk, and what kid wants to sit still? The Ray Carlson Memorial, sponsored by the Saint Joseph Benton Harbor Elks, wanted to help give Connor the chance to be a kid and presented him with his new bike […]

Buffalo Wild Wings Give-Back Night a Success!

Attendance was great, food and drinks were flowing…the place was packed! Needless to say, we are extremely grateful to Buffalo Wild Wings in Saint Joseph, MI for giving a portion of the night’s proceeds to the special needs children of Berrien County. Photographs from the night:

Give Back Night is Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Buffalo Wild Wings

Please join us at Buffalo Wild Wings St. Joseph location on March 9, 2016 from 5-8 to help raise funds for our Special Needs Children in Berrien County.

Cornerstone Alliance is Spreading the Word

We wish to thank the Cornerstone Alliance of Saint Joseph for helping to promote the “Special Kids Sunday” event. See what they had to say…

Special Kids Sunday Is Just Days Away

The countdown continues! 9 more days till the 24th Annual Ray Carlson Memorial Special Kids Sunday sponsored by the St. Joseph Benton Harbor Elks Lodge #541. Where can you go to find your favorite bartenders all in one place? Where can you go to find the Largest Silent and Live auction on the 24th? Were […]

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 […]

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 […]