Thanks to the generosity of family, friends, neighbors, communities, businesses and strangers, Derek’s Memorial Fund has grown and we have been able to start using those funds to make the world a better place in Derek’s honor. Our goal is to continue raising funds to support others in need in Derek’s name.
Listed below are all of the things we have done since his passing, in his name. After January 1, 2015, we will have a “grant” program available to local schools to assist in purchasing supplies for math and reading programs, where the school’s budget doesn’t have the funds. This money can be used to purchase books, educational supplies, or computer programs to help strengthen the skills of these young children. Contact Us to inquire.
In 2017 we will be offering 4 scholarships. There will be 1 to a graduating senior at Wauzeka High School in honor of a very wonderful woman Ethel Drengberg, in addition to the annual scholarship at Iowa-Grant High School and the 2 at the Fennimore High School. We are looking to give out more in […]
Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Recipients: Iowa Grant – Kaelyn Merkle $500 Fennimore – Brett Needham $1000 and Nick Henkel $1000 (Pictured below)
We received a wonderful donation from the amazing ladies who organize and run the LutheRun 4 Derek last night. Pictured here are Bethany Baumgartner (and her daughter), Jenna Govier, and then Brandee, Peyton and Lucas. Thank you so much to this group of ladies for running this event. All proceeds go directly into our Memorial […]
After Derek’s death, Brandee set out to write a short message/story which she presented to me while I was away at Fantasy Camp. It is a lovely story that she wrote about Derek and how his task, now in heaven, is to help all those who grieve. It is a beautiful story with photographs from […]
The 2015 event will be held Saturday, August 8th. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9:00 a.m. Here is the new Registration Form: LutheRUN Registration Form – 2015
The 2015 Derek Lendosky Memorial Tournament will be held directly following the Rob Deer Hitting Camp. Both a 10U and 12U tournament will be held from July 30 to August 2. The tournament will held on Fennimore’s Baseball Diamonds (Volunteer Field & Derek’s Field), as well as at the Stitzer Ball Diamond. There is a […]
The dates are set! July 28-30, 2015! Rob will be bringing back some former major league baseball players to assist in the camp. We have a confirmed list of WONDERFUL players who have agreed to help out at camp! This year: Rob Deer, Greg Vaughn, Fernando Vina, Pete Ladd, Steve Woodard, Jeff D’Amico, Jim Gantner and Cecil […]
Mark your calendar! We have booked the August 6, 2015 Milwaukee Brewers baseball game against the San Diego Padres as the 2015 “Day At The Park” to celebrate Acts of Kindness in Derek’s name. The Milwaukee Brewers are once again on board and will assist with the Acts of Kindness Campaign. We have 350 tickets […]
2015 UPDATE! Stay tuned for pictures, but Derek’s field will now be lighted! Click Image to View Slideshow In 2014, we were able to work with the Community of Fennimore to build enhancements onto the city ballpark. We used a portion of the proceeds from Derek’s life insurance money to leave behind a place that […]
We were also able to give out significant scholarships in Fennimore and Iowa-Grant to students who excelled in math, science, reading and sports- all the things Derek loved in his life. We will be able to provide these scholarships for the next twenty years. The Iowa-Grant 2015 recipient is Elizabeth Buckhaus. We were able […]