Press Release March 16, 2020

Tim Orth Memorial Foundation Jam the Gym Event Cancelled for 2020


The Tim Orth Foundation Jam the Gym event scheduled for April 3, 2020 at Wabasso High School has been cancelled as have all TOMF events, due to the state guidelines implemented by Governor Walz on Friday March 13, 2020.

Traditionally, the Annual Tim Orth Foundation All Jamboree Basketball Game consisted of senior athletes from the Tomahawk and Red Rock Conferences. Both a girls’ and a boys’ game are played as well as a  number of special events, including numerous professional mascots, the Timberwolves and Utah Jazz Dunk teams, and the Fargo Moorhead Acro Team. It is with regret that the event needs to be cancelled this year.

The profits from this event are always donated to individuals with major medical expenses who have been selected by the Tim Orth Foundation.  This year’s recipients for the Wabasso event were Bowen and Liam Eberhard, children of Jennifer and Dan Eberhard of Lamberton. Bowen is a child with high functioning Autism and Liam is a child with Down’s Syndrome. Paisley Junker, the 11 year old daughter of Nadalie and Lance Junker of Butterfield. She attends Springfield Public School and has been diagnosed with Type I Diabetes, Celiac’s Disease, Juvenile Arthritis and Mixed Connective Tissue Disease.  All four diagnoses are life-long auto-immune diseases. The final recipient for the Wabasso event is Taya Beyer, a 12 year old from Springfield. Her parents are April and Jason Beyer.  Taya was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  Her cancer is curable, but, due to how advanced the disease was, she needed intense aggressive chemo treatment followed by radiation. She finished treatment in January 2020.

Despite the cancellation of the Wabasso event, TOMF is encouraging donations so these families can be provided with as much assistance as possible.  Please visit the TOMF website ( to learn more about the foundation and to make a donation if you would like to help this year’s selected families.

Donations can be made in one of the multiple ways listed below. Indicate the Wabasso event in the memo portion

  1. Checks can be mailed to TOMF at 12632 Big Kandi Drive, Lake Lillian, MN 56253
    2. Online donations can be made on the website at
    3. Donate via the popular digital wallet app Venmo, which can be easily downloaded and ready to use in minutes. @TOMF-kids to donate via Venmo.
    4. Another way to donate is via the TOMF brokerage account. Contact Edward Jones at 320-523-5600 to donate stocks, bonds or mutual funds.


Thank you for your generosity!


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