Have a Heart Benefit

April 13th, 2019
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

Join us on April 13th, 2019 for the 19th Have a Heart Benefit presented by Abbott and hosted at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.  The Have a Heart Benefit serves as a fundraising event and a celebration of Camp Odayin where all proceeds go toward sending superstar kids to camp! The benefit is a 21+ event.


Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Map and Directions


There are two options for discounted parking for Have a Heart Benefit guests:

Self-Parking at Loring Parking Ramp (attached to the Hyatt Regency)
To receive a discounted rate of $10, you will receive a sticker at registration. Upon exiting the Loring Parking Ramp, scan your original parking ramp ticket followed by the discounted sticker. You will then be prompted to pay the $10 parking rate by credit card. No cash accepted. There is no discount available at the Millennium Hotel ramp across the street.

Hyatt Regency Valet
Upon arrival at valet, identify yourself as a Have a Heart Benefit guest to receive a discounted rate of $25.

2018 Event Schedule

6:00 pm – Dinner*, complimentary wine, games and silent auction with mobile bidding
8:00 pm – Dessert and program, emceed by Rena Sarigianopoulos of KARE 11 News and 12 year old camper Charlie
9:00 pm – Music with Nicholas David, finalist on season three of NBC’s ‘The Voice’, dancing and auction check-out
11:00 am – Event ends

*The delicious buffet will include vegetarian and gluten free options.


2018 Opportunities to Support Odayin Campers

In addition to the silent auction, there will be a variety of fun ways to offer financial support…

  • Gem Dig* – $10 to scoop up some sand for a chance to win a .72 carat Montana Sapphire ($750 retail).
  • Gone Fishin’ * – $10 to cast your line.  Guaranteed to win a restaurant gift card valued between $10-$25 and one lucky winner will receive a $100 VISA gift card.
  • Heads or Tails* – $10 to play for a chance to win a $500 VISA gift card.
  • During the program, there will be an opportunity to send a camper to camp during a live ask.

*Due to MN State gambling laws, these opportunities to give are cash only.


Typical dress at the Have a Heart Benefit is cocktail attire. Check out last year’s photo albums to get a feel for the event…

2017 Have a Heart Photo Album of the Mobile Photo Wall
2017 Have a Heart Photo Album by Lisa Venticinque Photography

Silent Auction

Mobile bidding on the silent auction will open Saturday at noon and close at 8 pm! To receive access to the auction via text message at that time, please provide your cell phone number HERE by 10 am Saturday.

What to Expect as a Bidder

Express Payment Options

At registration, you will be asked if you wish to pre-swipe your credit card. This will expedite check-out at the end of the evening. If you are not a silent auction winning bidder, your credit card will not be charged. If you do win an auction item, your credit card will automatically be charged and you can skip the line at the payment table, retrieve your item and depart at your leisure.

Presenting Sponsor – $20,000

Director Level Sponsors – $3,000

All the Feels Co.
Boston Scientific
Children’s Minnesota / The Children’s Heart Clinic
Edward F Karon
Jay Ettinger – Realtor
Mayo Clinic Pediatric Cardiologists
Medtronic Foundation
Morrie’s Automotive Group
New Horizon Academy
North American Banking Company
The St. Paul Auto Group – Volkswagen of Inver Grove, Rydell Auto Outlet Mounds View, White Bear Mitsubishi
University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital

Nurse Level Sponsors – $2,000

Carey & Emily Otto
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

Counselor Level Sponsors – $1,000

Bituminous Roadways, Inc.
Ron and Phyllis Ettinger
The Thomas Leger Armitage Family Fund

Camper Level Sponsors – $500

Arcon Solutions
Bengtson Family
Braun Intertec
Bruce and Jane Erickson
Cates Fine Homes
Children’s Country Day School
Erik and Angela Koenig
FORT Group
Grow Pediatrics
Newborn Foundation
Park Dental
RBC – Neuman Wealth Management Group
The Webb Group-Re/Max Results
Triton Commerce

Media Partner


In-Kind Donors

Cakes from Grace
Colby Red Wine
Micah Goebel’s Photography
Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits
Stillwater Printing Company
World Class Wines

Please contact us if you have questions regarding Have a Heart sponsorship or donation.