Pledge to support local kids during the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic basketball tournament this November.

Free Throws for the Kids: Bidne family

November 16, 2020

While you cheer on your favorite teams during the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic, Nov. 25 to 30, you’ll also have the chance to make a difference for local families.

When Laura Bidne learned there could be complications with her pregnancy, her greatest wish was just to be able to meet her twins before she had to say goodbye.

“I made sure my husband, Mike, had their names down on paper,” Laura said. “In case they would die, I wanted someone to call them by their names.”

Thomas and Julia were born 13 weeks early, but with expert care in the Sanford Children’s Boekelheide NICU in Sioux Falls, both twins have defied the odds to become the happy and hilarious 12-year-olds they are today.

“There are no words to describe the joy Thomas and Julia bring,” Laura said. “They are our world, and we are blessed by the miracle of their lives.”


Free Throws for the Kids

You can make miracles possible for kids like Thomas and Julia while cheering on your favorite teams during the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic.

Pledge to give back for every free throw sunk during the men’s and women’s basketball tournament, Nov. 25 to 30, at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls.

How it works:

  1. Visit sanfordhealthfoundation.org/freethrows to get started.
  2. Make a one-time gift or pledge one cent or more for every free throw scored during all 18 games of the tournament.
  3. After the final buzzer, your credit card will be charged automatically.

100% of your gift will benefit local kids and families who count on Sanford Children’s. For more information about the Crossover Classic, including schedule and ticket sales, visit crossoverclassic.com.