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13th Annual Golf Tournament

Blue Valley Lutheran Homes 13th Annual Golf Tournament

On August 18th, 2017, the Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes (BVLH) in Hebron, NE will be hosting its 13th Annual Golf Tournament at the Hebron Country Club.

The Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes Logo

BVLH is a non-profit long-term care campus that serves several different populations: individuals needing rehabilitation services, the developmentally disabled, those with Alzheimer’s, individuals needing short or long-term nursing care or those ready for a little extra help in Assisted Living.  The Foundation and their fundraising efforts make it possible for our residents and staff to enjoy the “extras” beyond the basics that daily operation funds provide.  Some of our residents don’t have family or friends who provide for them so the work of the Foundation is vital for their care and comfort.

Fees are $240 for a four person team, which includes coffee and rolls, boxed lunch and a grilled burger meal for supper.  Team check-in begins at 8:00 am and teams will tee-off at 9:00 am.  Space is limited to 24 teams, so early payment of your entry fee will secure your team’s participation.  Entry forms are due by August 4th.

Click here to get an entry and sponsorship form!

There are ways to participate even if you don’t golf.  We welcome you sponsoring or participating in one or all of these ways:

  1. Have or Sponsor a Team – We are accepting only 24 teams, so register early!
  2. Tournament Sponsors – All tournament sponsors will be listed on printed materials and we’ll post your business on our website as a 2017 Golf Tournament Sponsor ( There are various levels of sponsorship, see the entry form for more details.
  3. Tournament Gift Bag Items – Each golfer gets a favor bag. Gifts can be golf balls, tees, koozies, mugs, towels, hats, notepads, pens, etc.  It’s a great way to advertise your business!
  4. Food & Drink Donations – It’s as simple as providing water, sport drinks, juice bottles, items for grab-and-go breakfast or boxed lunch.

Our 2017 proceeds will be used to purchase a handicap accessible golf cart to assist in transporting residents to appointments as well as to get residents out of the facilities and into the community.  The golf cart will allow residents to see sights around town, give residents the opportunity to get additional sunshine and fresh air as well as provide a safe and easy method of transport to and from appointments.  Please help us make significant strides toward this year’s goal!

Handicap Accessible Golf Cart

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us.  We thank you for your past support of BVLH and appreciate all the ways you continue to support us – through donations, volunteerism, or prayers.


BBQ Chicken Dinner Benefiting BVLH

BBQ Chicken Dinner for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes

The Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes is hosting a Chicken BBQ Dinner at the Thayer County Fair.

Meal tickets are $10 and available at the fair. All proceeds go to the Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes.

The Dinner will be held under the Grandstands. Dinner includes half a chicken, baked beans, a roll, chips and a drink.

Date: Thursday July 20th, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m.

Find more information about the Thayer County Fair here.

Memorial Balloon Release 2017

Blue Valley Lutheran Homes Balloon Release 2017

Join us to remember those we have lost at Blue Valley in the past year.
There will be a short memorial program including a balloon release
at each facility with refreshments and remembrance on Friday 06/02/2017.


Friday 06/02/2017
Nursing Home – 10:00 a.m. with refreshments after
Care Home & The Gardens – 10:30 a.m. with refreshments before
Courtyard Terrace – 11:00 a.m. with refreshments after

Additional balloons may be purchased for the memorial of
loved ones regardless of where they resided for $2 each.

Contact us at 402-768-3900 by May 26th with the number
of balloons and names for the memorial.

Please share this with family and friends.

Balloon Release 2017 Blue Valley Lutheran Home

Celebrating Western Heritage!

Come to the Blue Valley Luheran Homes Courtyard Terrace on Sunday February 26th, 2017 to learn about longhorns, cowboys and trail drives!

Gary and Margaret Kraisinger from Halstead, Kansas will be discussing western heritage and their research and publications in an event called “Celebrating Western Heritage – 1846-1897”. Gary and Margaret are award-winning authors who publish books and articles on Texas cattle trails. In 2016, the Kraisinger’s received the “Wrangler Award” and “Six Shooter Award” for their second book, “The Western Cattle Trail, 1874-1897, its Rise, Collapse and Revival”. They were also featured in American Cowboy Magazine!

Join us to hear their fascinating stories and learn all about the wild, wild west!

The “Celebrating Western Heritage” event has been graciously sponsored by the Hebron Secrest Library. Admission is free!

Open House & Master Studio Apartment Tour

Join Blue Valley Lutheran Homes for an Open House in the Courtyard Terrace.

Join us to learn more about the Courtyard Terrace, and to see the new Master Studio two bedroom apartment.

Staff will be available to visit and provide a short tour. Sweet treats will also be provided.

Admission is free!

Date & Time: Monday February 20th, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Blue Valley Lutheran Homes
Courtyard Terrace at the corner of 1st street and Road M.

Questions? Send us a message, or call 402-768-3900.

12th Annual Golf Tournament Results

BVLH 12th Golf Tournament Champion Winners

The 12th Annual Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes Golf Tournament was held August 19 at the Hebron Country Club in Hebron, Nebraska. With a beautiful day and 72 golfers, the Tournament was a success; raising more than $7,000.

“We are so appreciative of the support we receive, particularly with the participation in our annual golf tournament,” says Megan Hinrichs, Director of Development.  “Everyone from individual donors, to players, sponsors, and volunteers step up to help make a difference.  It’s extremely gratifying, enabling us to address the needs of our residents.”

The Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes Golf Tournament began in 2004, as a way to raise funds for remodeling and upgrade projects that normal operating expenses do not cover. This year’s funds are earmarked for a shower chair for residents in the Care Home.  The shower chair allows dependent residents to have their showers and cares done in a safe and easily managed method.  The chair helps make the tasks easier, safer and puts less stress on the residents and staff.  The chair aids in protecting skin integrity all while keeping residents clean and comfortable.

A beautifully sunny day with very little breeze set the stage for a wonderful day with golfers enjoying the scramble competition, food and beverages, flag prizes, and a great golf experience.  The threat of impending rain kept the golfers busy on the course to try and finish before the rain hit.  Golf teams came from Hebron, Ruskin, Bruning, Deshler, Davenport, Lincoln, Omaha and surrounding areas to participate in a day of relaxation and golf.

The tournament champion this year was the Gunner Mumford, Dave Klaumann, Ryan Butler and Eric Krupicka team with a score of 55.  The first flight winners were the Draeger McDonald team with members Brandon Draeger, Damon McDonald, Matt Vieselmeyer and Brian Yeager with a score of 63.  The second flight winner went to the Blue Valley Lutheran Homes team with members Janice Klaumann, Dale Klaumann, Eldon Kassebaum and Randy Kozeal with a score of 72.  Each flight winner was awarded a commemorative cooler.  Congratulations also goes out to Dave Klaumann who got a Hole in One on Hole #4.  That was a special addition to a very fun day!

A wonderful hamburger, polish dog, potato salad, baked beans, cookies and ice tea supper was donated and cooked by NuStar Energy of Geneva, Nebraska.

The Foundation for Blue Valley Lutheran Homes would like to thank all of the sponsors, players, volunteers and donors for the tournament this year.