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15th Annual Lanes for Friendship 2021 fundraising campaign Oct 13 - Nov 13 

After much consideration, we have decided that our Lanes for Friendship event will not be held in-person this year. While we are eager to see you all at this fun annual event, the safety of our members and supporters is our top priority.

But . . . we are working with Joe Mauer and all of our supporters to come up with some fun and creative ways to hold a Lanes for Friendship campaign this year from October 13 to November 13. This is our largest fundraiser of the year, so we are working hard to involve our members, donors and community partners in new ways that will allow HFC to raise the funding we need to keep providing our important programs.

Please stay tuned for more information. If you are interested in supporting Lanes for Friendship campaign this year, please contact Patty Dunn ED 651-239-8906, or volunteer Lanes Leads John Bobzien (john.bobzien007@gmail.com) or Scott Sahli (scsahli@microsoft.com) and info@highlandfriendshipclub.org works too.

For "Memory Lanes", check out this 2 minute video from 2019










Be A Friend 2021 Happy Hour


Check out the video presentation link below from Highland Friendship Club's Be A Friend spring fundraiser filmed on location at DeGidio's Restaurant and Bar. You'll get an update on HFC, and see a cooking demonstration by DeGidio’s Chef Shane and two of HFC's own cooks!


Your support allows HFC to continue to meet the needs of current members and welcome new members. 

Thank you for considering a donation online or by mail:

Or by Mail: Highland Friendship Club P.O. Box 16437, St Paul, MN 55116




Be A Friend Luncheon 

HFC hosts the Be A Friend Luncheon annually in the spring to enlist the help of local community members to support HFC programs. With the help of DeGidio’s Restaurant and Bar, HFC Table Captains invite their families and friends to experience what the organization is all about while HFC members, staff and Board members share their passion for the Friendship Club. Over this delicious lunch, the HFC community grows as new volunteers and donors alike join in on the fun!
Community Picnic-Sunday

Every summer, the entire community is invited to come together in Highland Park for a fun day of celebrating the Highland Friendship Club community. This is a celebration of HFC members, parents, caregivers, volunteers, staff and more! The intent is for everyone to come together in a casual setting on a beautiful summer day to enjoy one another's company. HFC is truly blessed with a huge community of support... don't miss you chance to join us for this free event!

The Really Big Game

Come Cheer Us On! Each year, the Highland Area Baseball Association hosts HFC members under the big lights at the Highland Little League Fields as they play in The Really Big Game. The Really Big Game is just that: a huge game of baseball in which HFC members, coached by volunteers, play against one another while the crowd watches! The St. Paul Saints baseball team serve as the evening’s announcers whilst playing organ music and cheering on HFC members alongside their enthusiastic supporters.



Lanes for Friendship

Highland Friendship Club's biggest fundraiser of the year, Lanes for Friendship, is one event you don't want to miss! Sponsors of the event get the opportunity to have lunch and bowl with celebrity guest Joe Mauer and other special guests. HFC members enjoy a private Meet and Greet with Joe before bowling. A celebration of fun and friendship.   


HFC Member

"HFC you’re the best, you rock!
HFC has helped me focus on some of my hobbies... I have met some cool people and great leaders. Some of my favorite programs are Glee Club, tennis, Girl's Night Out, and cooking class. I love the field trips like the ball games too! And thank you HFC for all the fun times... it means the world to me!"