The Ben Osborn Memorial Fund

8th Annual Baskets for Ben

April 24, 2018

Our 8th annual Baskets for Ben is closing in! Our volunteers are out in the community looking for your support!

Would you like to donate a basket? Click Here: 2018 Baskets For Ben Donation Flyer

Would you like to be one of our Restaurant Sponsors? Click Here: 2018 Baskets For Ben Restaurant Flyer

Would you like to be one of our Event Sponsors? Click Here: 2018 Baskets for Ben Sponsor Request

Would you like to send out the event information to someone that would like to attend? Click Here: Baskets for Ben 2018

Why do we do this annual event? For more information Click Here: 2018 Informational page


See you on May 11th!

Christmas Giving is Here!!

December 4, 2017


The Ben Osborn Memorial Fund is in full swing taking requests for the Christmas Season!

Through our grant from Dog Tag Brewery we are still taking requests to adopt a family or child.

Requests must be through a school or charity and not a personal request. All requests are due by December 21, 2017.

Questions? Call 518-792-4514


2017 Christmas Initiative

12th Annual Adirondack Brewery Oktoberfest

September 21, 2017

       12th Annual Adirondack Brewery Oktoberfest

When: Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

       Where: Adirondack Brewery, 33 Canada Street Lake George, NY 12845

       Cost: $40 in advance / $45 at the door
        Phone:(518) 281-1014

We are pleased to announce the 12th Annual Adirondack Brewery Oktoberfest. This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, October 14th from 1-5pm at the Brewery.

Oktoberfest Highlights Include:

  • Nonstop Polka Music
  • Adirondack Brewery Beer Garden
  • Bratwurst
  • Dancing
  • Knackwurst
  • Keg Tossing
  • Weisswurst
  • Potato Pancakes
  • Stein Hoisting
  • New York State Guest Breweries
  • Costume Contest
  • Endless Beer Sampling
  • Local Wine
  • Craft Cider
  • Cornhole
  • Dancing Chickens
  • Fall Foliage
  • Local Craft Vendors
  • Artisan Cheese
  • And so much more!

Tickets will be $40 in advance and $45 at the door on the day of the event. Early Bird tickets will be available for $35 until August 31st. Designated Driver Tickets are $5. Physical tickets will be avaialbe at our Pub & Brewery.

The selected charity for this year’s Brewfest is the Ben Osborn Memorial Fund!

How can we thank you?

May 25, 2017

Please help us thank the following sponsors by patronizing their businesses. They helped us make the 7th Annual Baskets for Ben what it was!

7th Annual Baskets for Ben Sponsors

Dance Evolution Raises Money!

April 3, 2017

A HUGE thank you goes out to all of the dancers that are part of the competition team at DANCE EVOLUTION! This weekend they competed in Binghamton at “The Power of Dance” where they raised funds by their top scores for the dances that scored Platinum’s and a poster contest that represented their fund. Totaling $955.00!! Wow! Thank you for thinking of us and thank you for your kind hearts and amazing dance skills!



2017 Baskets For Ben – Join US

March 21, 2017

We're excited that plans are well underway for the 7th Annual Baskets for Ben.
 This year's even will be May 12 at the Queensbury. Click below for a link to print a copy
 of  the flyer.

Click here to print a copy of flyer.




2016 Year End Newsletter

March 4, 2017

Read our 2016 year end newsletter on the Ben Osborn Memorial Fund Activities

May 12, 2017 7th Annual Baskets for Ben Queensbury Hotel

The Ben Osborn Memorial Fund is excited to announce that the 2017 Baskets for Ben has been scheduled for May 12 at the Queensbury Hotel.

This 7th Annual event will feature a wide selection of mouthwatering appetizers from numerous local restaurants, a live auction of great items by volunteer Martin Seeley as well as a silent auction and raffles.

Fund President, Bill Osborn, says that they are “very excited to be holding the event at the newly renovated Queensbury Hotel” and that this will be a great opportunity to support a key local charity while mingling with neighbors and friends and looking at the great enhancements that have been made to the hotel.

The Ben Osborn Memorial Fund was created in loving memory of Cpl. Benjamin D. Osborn. Ben was killed during combat operations in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on June 15, 2010 while serving in the US Army during Enduring Freedom. The positive impact Ban made in life will continue on as his legacy through this fund. The fund gives local kids a little lift in honor of Ben’s memory.

This is accomplished through eleven school districts encompassing 32 schools. Over the course of the year, Ben’s Fund assists with items such as school supplies, clothing, bedding, eye and health care, educational tuition, calculators and so much more. For the Christmas initiative, they adopt children, families and charitable organizations with Christmas giving. At the end of the school year they award two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors from each of the participating schools. They also offer a literacy program for providing books to kids anytime, all the time, through Ben’s Book Stations.

For more tickets, basket donations or raffle tickets call or email us.

Or contact us at 518.792-4514

The Ben Osborn memorial fund is a 501 (c ) 3 tax exempt organization without any administrative costs.                              

A HUGE Thank You Goes out to “MINIs in Foliage”

October 5, 2016

September 27th – October 1st 2016 you might have seen more than normal amount of mini cooper’s in the area. That is because MINIs in Foliage was in the area! Bill Derr started the event 4 years ago where MINI owners gather together to drive around and enjoy the spectacular foliage in the Northeast. As part of their event they choose a local charity to raise money for. This year they chose US! On Saturday, October 1 they gathered at the Barnsider in Lake George for their farewell dinner where they raised money for our cause. THIS is why we are able to do what we do. THANK YOU again to Paul Bradt who reached out and introduced themselves and to all of the attendee’s of MINIs in Foliage.

If you would like to find out more about them, please go to:mini-cooper

Ben Osborn Memorial Fund and Hannaford Announce:

May 27, 2016



We are elated to announce that Ben Osborn Memorial Fund has been selected to be a part of the exciting and innovative Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program, designed to support local nonprofits like us.


For every blue Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag with the good karma messaging purchased at the 190 Quaker Road, Queensbury NY Hannaford during the month of June, $1 is donated to our cause in order to help us fulfill our mission.


We continually appreciate all the support you give, which has allowed Ben Osborn Memorial Fund to maintain the work we do in our community. The Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program provides and opportunity for a simple and fun way to continue this support!

Please visit the 190 Quaker Road, Queensbury NY Hannaford store in June and buy the blue reusable bag with the good karma message.


Imagine if every one of our supporters purchases just ONE bag! What if everyone bought TWO! AND, purchasing these beautiful blue Hannaford Helps Reusable Bags will support us while also helping to eliminate paper/plastic use!


Please pass this exciting news on to your friends and family. Let them know that the blue Hannaford Helps Reusable Bags with the good karma message are located on the reusable bag rack and at various registers.


Thank you so much for your continued support of Ben Osborn Memorial Fund.


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