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April 9TH, 2018
Bloomington Event Center
Knights of Columbus
1114 West American Blvd
Bloomington, Minnesota

Luncheon will consist of Chicken and Beef with all the trimmings. 
We will have door prizes and a cash bar.
This is a chance to meet and talk with fellow BAJ members and sign up for various sports.
The Spring Newsletter will be mailed to all BAJ members.
Any questions, contact Mike Zytkovicz at 952-898-7880


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Click on the above link for the 2018 student application form in pdf format

The scholarship banquet is Thursday May 17th this year. One major function of the BAJ’s has been the annual awarding of Jerry Molosky scholarships. The pancake breakfast fund raiser is held each October to raise money for Bloomington Jefferson and Kennedy high school seniors that participate in athletics. A committee selects the top qualified seniors from the many applicants submitted. A $1500 scholarship award, along with a plaque, is given to each winner from the funds made at the pancake breakfast. We typically award around 8 to 10 scholarships annually. Students and their parents are invited to attend a sit-down banquet in their honor at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Bloomington.
 In the last 29 years, we have given well over $200,000 to the students to help defray the cost of higher education. A letter of acceptance by the school of their choice must be sent to our chairman before the money is awarded.

      Members of the present scholarship committee are:
Chairman Bob Swanson, Jerry Narragon, Roger Koland, John Crary, Steve Alpert, Gerry VandeGarde and the 2 high school activity directors: Matt Hanson and Chad Nyberg.

For more information contact: Bob Swanson at 952-884-6532


                   ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST 

The BAJ'S Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction is held on Sunday October 1st, 2017, at the KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS HALL in Bloomington. More than 100 BAJ members helped with our one and only fund raising event. We have this opportunity to give back to Bloomington, because without Bloomington’s support, the BAJ organization would not exist.

 Volunteers had a lot of fun and it was a very rewarding experience.
Thanks to all the volunteers and the chairmen listed below for all their work.

Dining Room John Crary 952-881-4467
Kitchen/Pancakes Bill Lundholm 952-832-9267
Tickets Jerry Narragon 952-884-3975
Sausage/Printer Roger Koland 952-831-6174
Parking Lot Paul Johnson 612-866-4428
Silent Auction Tim Claus 952-884-0609
Placemat Ads Charlie Reed 952-944-1223
Coordinator Bob Swanson 952-884-6532

 2017 setup for the Crowds2017 dinning room with guest

Where does this money go? In 2010 we gave $9,000 in scholarships to Bloomington seniors that have participated in varsity sports. We also donated $5000 to help put artificial turf on Kennedy & Jefferson practice fields at the schools.

In 2011 we gave $11,000 in scholarships and $4,000 to the “Random Acts of Kindness” program. This $4,000 will be used to help students pay athletic fees when they can’t afford to.

In 2012 we gave $11,000 in scholarships and $3,000 to the “Random Acts of Kindness” program.

Also, in 2013, we gave $7000 in scholarships and another $3000 to the Bloomington schools.

In 2014 & 2015 we gave $18,000 in scholarships and $3000 to the RAK project at the Bloomington schools.

In 2016 we gave $13,500 in scholarships.

In 2017 we gave $16,500 in scholarships.

For information, contact Bob Swanson at 952-884-6532.






2017 Annual BAJ Night at Target Field
When:    Monday, August 7, 2017, 7:10 p.m.
Where:   Target Field
What:    Twins vs. Milwaukee Brewers


2017 Photo
Dave Millette throwing out the 1st pitch and with TC (the Twins mascot)

Silent Auction Action 

Most BAJ participants know that the purpose of the BAJ Pancake Breakfast in October is to raise money for scholarships and support for young athletes in Bloomington.  But what is the silent auction about?  Answer – same thing!  In fact, the silent auction raised an additional $1771 in 2014. The total raised since it started in 2009 is around $14,000.  With your help, we can make it grow even more in the future.

Our primary effort to gather silent auction items will begin in August this year with a letter mailed to hundreds of local and metro area businesses asking for their support.  However, we accept donations at any time during the year.

How can you help?  If you own or work for a local business, put together a gift certificate that can be used for services from that business.  Services such as oil changes, tire rotation, transmission service, carpet cleaning, house cleaning, furnace checkup, fitness center visits, to name only a few ideas that are popular at the auction.  Gift certificates at restaurants, pie shops, sandwich shops, coffee shops, art shops are popular as well.  It’s a great way for businesses to introduce new customers to their business.

You may also donate unique craft items that you make, or nearly new items that sit in-unsed in your storage area.  Anything that has value and can attract a bid will raise more money for the kids.  And finally- participate in the auction that day and bid early and bid often.
2017 Silent auction workers and tables

For donations and questions, please contact either

Tim Claus - 952-884-0609   or

Mike Zytkovicz - 952-898-7880


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