Helping kids Play, Laugh, and Feel Love

Learn how you can help kids like Cambree on our VIP page.

The De St. Dollar Drive is on Again!

Finn, Dana, & Cade
Give now or anytime before the Team Tucker event at the Hopkins Pavilion on 2/9.  Please mention Team name or Team Leader.


Give now or anytime before the Team Tucker event at the Hopkins Pavilion on 2/9.  Please mention team name or team leader.

Click here to learn more about the third annual Dollar Drive and how

you and your team can help raise money to support kids battling life-threatening illnesses.

Our VIP Program

Our generous donors allow us to support kids battling life-threatening diseases.  Find out more about how we help Very Important Patients or request help for a new VIP.

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Teammates Spotlight

The 10th Avenue Art Club was born when four friends came up with a creative way to raise money for Team Tucker.  All Tucker's Teammates develop skills and have fun as they support the important work we do!

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Dana's Book

Titled after Dana and Tucker's motto during Tucker's battle with cancer, There's Nothing We Can't Do is the moving and inspirational story of how Team Tucker Association came to be.

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Raspberry Parade

It was another hot day for the Raspberry Festival Parade but that did not stop our team of kids and adults from gleefully handing out candy, prizes, and flyers.

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All Star Party

Thank you to all of you who joined us for our celebration of our donors and the VIPs we help!  We had a fantastic time under the lights at Tucker Field on September 10th!

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The Tucker Zucker Friendship

When NHL player Jason Zucker met Tucker at Masonic Children's Hospital, an instant and lasting friendship developed.

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Our Story

Tucker Helstrom was a boy living in the Hopkins community. He spent his short 9 ½ years playing sports, laughing with friends and family, and showing love to all.  During his last eight months, Tucker inspired all those around him with his courage to still play, laugh and love as he battled bone cancer, which took his leg, and ultimately, his life.

Now, his mother, family, and our generous donors are continuing his legacy with Team Tucker Association by ensuring more children Play, Laugh, and feel Love.

Tucker on a Baseball Card

What We Do

Children who are fighting life-threatening diseases are in particular need of opportunities to Play, Laugh, and Love as they battle through scary, painful realities.  We help children and their families in these situations by providing opportunities to renew strength.  We can:

  • bring family and friends for visits
  • provide a getaway for the child and family when treatment allows
  • surprise the child with toys or other gifts

Thanks to our donors, we make sure that more children experience the relief and joy of play, laughter, and love.

team tucker helps kids play, laugh, and love through our three programs:

tucker's vips

These Very Important Patients receive gifts and visits that allow them to Play, Laugh, and feel Love as they battle life-threatening illnesses.

Tucker's sandlot

We bring coaching, equipment, and the love and laughter of sandlot baseball to kids who might otherwise not have a chance to play.

tucker's teammates

Kids can host their own fundraisers to support our VIPs and Sandlot players, providing more opportunities for kids to Play, Laugh and Love.