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Avalynn’s Fly High Foundation hosts weekend of fun at Lenkota in memory of beloved daughter

The Avalynn’s Fly High Foundation is gearing up for a heartwarming weekend of events at the Lenkota Golf Course on May 17 and 18, commemorating the vibrant spirit of Avalynn Nancy Fischer, a cherished daughter of Josh and Paige Fischer, who left an lasting mark on all who knew her.

Avalynn entered the world on Halloween, bringing joy and laughter wherever she went. However, tragedy struck just before her first birthday, On October 18th, Avalynn went in to have a laryngoscope and an adenoidectomy to help her runny nose and cough. Ava went into cardiac arrest and did her best to fight. Unfortunately, her brain had too much damage from the cardiac arrest, and she lost her fight on October 19th, 2022, surrounded by the love of her family. The Fischers, formerly of Lennox, now reside in North Dakota. 

Despite her brief time on Earth, Avalynn lived life to the fullest, embracing every adventure her loving parents presented. From boat rides on serene lakes to spirited Bison tailgates, her zest for life was palpable. 

In her honor, Avalynn’s family established the “Avalynn’s Fly High Foundation” to immortalize her spirit and spread joy to others. 

“We just wanted to keep Avalynn’s spirit alive and continue to spread her smile to others,” said Paige. 

The Foundation’s mission is to raise funds for charitable causes benefiting families and children, ensuring Avalynn’s legacy of love and laughter endures.

Last year was the first year for the Foundation and through the golf tournament and family fun in the park the Foundation raised $34,000. 

“We donated the money to three down syndrome organizations,” said Paige, who is hopeful the Foundation will be able to raise similar funds this year. 

“Funds raised this year will be donated to Healing Hope Ministry in South Dakota and Kamp KACE in North Dakota,” added Paige.

Healing Hope Ministries helps families and their support systems find hope and healing after the loss of a child through retreats, small groups, and events. Kamp KACE serves as a camp for children dealing with cancer currently and children who are in remission.

Paige said the Foundation is hopeful that they will have enough to also give to local daycares in both North and South Dakota. 

The Foundation will be celebrating Avalynn’s life and continuing her legacy with two exciting events at Lenkota Golf Course — a Family Fun Night on Friday, May 17 and a Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 18. 

Friday’s event begins at 4:30 p.m. and continues until 7:30 p.m. Those in attendance can enjoy a free-will donation meal featuring BBQs, hotdogs, beans, potato salad, chips and beverages. Activities planned include bounce houses, face painting, Fire Department kid activities and more. 

The Golf Tournament will have a shotgun start at 10 a.m. on May 18 for a 24-team, 4-person scramble. Registration fee is $300 per team and includes carts and a post-tournament meal. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of hole games and pin challenges. 

To register for the Golf Tournament contact Paige Fischer at (701) 840-9862 or email

If you would like to donate to the Foundation in another way, raffle tickets are also being sold. You can also donate online by visiting


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