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Chris Murphy, Published July 12 2013

Cully's Kids event to have different look after next year

MOORHEAD – Cully’s Kids Celebrity Weekend will have quite the makeover after next year.

“We have one more year left after this year,” Nashville Predator forward and Moorhead High School graduate Matt Cullen said. “We aren’t going to do the (silent auction) or the golf tournament. We may still do the picnic.”

The norm for Cully’s Kids Celebrity Weekend in the Fargo-Moorhead area has been a silent auction one day, a golf tournament the next day and a picnic to close it all out on the final day. After a decade of raising money, the Cullens are looking to take a step back.

“We’ve created an endowment, so we’ll continue to fund all the organizations that we’ve always funded and we’ll be part of the community forever,” Cullen said. “You fundraise for 10 years and you’re asking people for money, and it’s all for a good cause, but eventually it becomes something where you want to take a step back and take some time off.”

According to Bridget Cullen, the Cully’s Kids silent auction at Usher’s House in Moorhead on Thursday made $60,000 for the Cullen Foundation.

The Cullen Foundation provides financial resources to organizations that support children’s healthcare needs with an emphasis on cancer.

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