“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
– John 13:34-35
The third annual AO1 Experience: North Dakota raised $360,000 for the Carson Wentz AO1 Foundation on Friday, June 28, at Oxbow Country Club.
“Three years ago, we had a mission statement, and we told people in North Dakota what we were going to do, but we had nothing to prove it,” said Carson Wentz, founder of the AO1 Foundation. “The support we received tonight once again exceeded my expectations, and it just means so much to me.”
Each of the 256 people in attendance were given a photo opportunity with Carson upon arrival. The event featured presentations and menu items inspired by the foundation’s three ministries: Thy Kingdom Crumb, the Outdoor Ministry and the Haiti Sports Complex. Attendees were given an opportunity to purchase 41 silent and live auction items, including signed memorabilia, merchandise and unique fan experiences.
The AO1 Experience: North Dakota was emceed by Jeff Culhane, program director of Bison 1660, who conducted a question and answer session with Wentz. The program included presentations from Kyle Horner, senior pastor of The Connect Church and a board member of Thy Kingdom Crumb; Ruben Cenea, director of housing for Mission of Hope; Stephen Glasser, director of operations and events for the AO1 Foundation; and Cole Davis, director of development for the AO1 Foundation.