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A barbecue and golf event at Brookview Sept. 7 garnered $70,000 for students who have a parents that perished in the line of duty. The money, given to the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, will help put Gold Star students through an estimated 11 years of college.

This is the second time the Brookview event has been hosted by Minneapolis family Rich and Amanda Thomson.

Since 2002, Fallen Patriots has provided approximately $24 million in total assistance, including college scholarships and educational counseling to over 1,200 military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. The foundation estimates that nearly 20,000 children from all across America are in need of this assistance.