Thursday, April 21, 2011

You're Invited: SPARK, The Fundraising Event for Young Professionals

Thanks to Jared Rendell, of the United Way Emerging Leaders Committee, for an invitation to enjoy the State Fair early this year, sort of . . . Their annual fundraiser, SPARK, features a State Fair theme, and now includes great Minnesota drinks and delicious high-calorie foods on a stick! With a great silent auction, a chance for some quality networking conversations, a really fun atmosphere, and, of course, State Fair-ish food, this will be just the event to remind us that summer, and the Great Minnesota Get-Together, really will come eventually!

SPARK

The Fundraising Event for Young Professionals

Thursday, April 28
6:30-10:00 p.m.
Nicollet Island Pavilion

RSVP Now!

United Way Emerging Leaders invite you for an evening of State Fair amusement. Bid on great items in the silent auction, but be careful to not spill whatever heavenly treat you have on stick. And if that causes you to become parched, enjoy tastings of local wineries and breweries while playing midway inspired games and enjoying entertainment worthy of the grandstand. By joining us for SPARK, you will be giving back to the community and getting all of the great benefits of the fair, without the smell of the livestock barn.

Entertainment at the Target Grandstand by local artists, Romantica and The Dancers Studio.

Participating Minnesota breweries and wineries:

Cold Spring Brewing Co.

Saint Croix Vineyards
Crofut Family Winery & VineyardSt. Croix Brewing Company
FinnegansSummit Brewing Company
Flat Earth Brewing Co.Warehouse Winery
Harriet Brewing

Woodland Hill Winery

Mantorville Brewing Company

Silent Auction features:

  • Electronic bidding from IML Worldwide
  • Local, national and sunny vacations
  • Tickets and memorabilia for all four local major sports teams
  • Concerts, plays and other entertainment happenings around town
  • Restaurant experiences including a 6-course wine pairing dinner at The Forum Restaurant and an opportunity to learn how to make Chipotle’s famous cilantro lime rice alongside their chef.
  • One-on-one time with local CEO’s and executives

PwC Midway

  • Additional fee of $2 per ticket, or 3 tickets for $5
  • Play games such as the Milk Can Toss, Skeeball, Hole in One and more
  • Prizes courtesy of our partners Caribou Coffee, CRAVE, Cub Foods, Punch Pizza and TGIFriday's
  • Special food selections including mini donuts and vodka sampling from local distilling company, Prairie Vodka
  • ATM available onsite

*Event proceeds benefit United Way. Event formerly known as the Emerging Leaders Wine Tasting

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