Super Bowl 52 VIP Experience

Super Bowl LII is less than a year away with Minneapolis set to be center stage. Come February, 2018, you can be part of the action! This package (compiled by the Super Bowl Host committee) offers exclusive access to some of the week’s biggest events, including:superbowl52_logo_300px

  • 2 tickets to the big game
  • 4 tickets to opening night: check out the NFL red carpet with national celebrities, football stars from then and now, and a great concert where you have access to VIP area.
  • 2 tickets to the Taste of the NFL Party with a Purpose: Mingle with other A-listers and enjoy cocktails, tastings and an auction while helping raise money towards hunger needs in our area.
  • 2 passes to the Host Committee House: Get the first class treatment throughout the week with access to this hospitality house. These passes get you access to food and beverages from 9 am to midnight daily.
  • 4 tickets to the NFL experience: Feel part of the game with interactive games, skill tests and more!
  • 2 tickets to the community celebration thank you event: end the week of fun with tickets to this exclusive finale.

In addition to tickets, this package also includes Super Bowl apparel. You can only find this experience available here. There is nothing quite like the Super Bowl hype and being able to share in the excitement is truly priceless. A bucket list item for sure!
Donor: Super Bowl Host Committee, Minnesota Vikings and Friends of Children’s

Golf the best Minnesota courses

hazeltine_300pxMinnesota is home to some of the best private golf clubs in America. This once-in-a-lifetime package is your chance to play 12 of them. Gather your favorite foursome for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: an unescorted round of golf for you and three guests at 12 local private courses without a member. Courses include: Bear Path Country Club, Burl Oaks Golf Club, Golden Valley Country Club, Hazeltine National Golf Club, Minikahda Club, Minneapolis Golf Club, Minnesota Valley Country Club, Oak Ridge Country Club, Spring Hill Golf Club, Southview Country Club, Windsong Farm Golf Club and Woodhill Country Club. Play is for the 2017 golf season and courses may have restrictions and may require caddies. All courses will have a dress code.
Donors: Bear Path Country Club, Burl Oaks Golf Club, Golden Valley Country Club, Hazeltine National Golf Club, Rob and Amy Holt, Minikahda Club, Minneapolis Golf Club, Minnesota Valley Country Club, Oak Ridge Country Club, W.C. Rossacker II, Southview Country Club, Windsong Farm Golf Club and Woodhill Country Club

Hit the slopes in Aspen, Colorado

aspen_400pxEscape to this amazing home in Aspen for a six night and seven day stay, enjoy winter skiing or August hiking in the Maroon Bells! This beautiful three-story condo in the Aspen Villas is on the edge of bustling downtown Aspen. It offers four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and sleeps eight adults or ten with children. There is a large lower level suite that includes two double beds and a couch. Perfect for kids! The home also includes a wood burning fireplace, washer and dryer, deck with a hot tub and stunning mountain views. Aspen offers four impressive ski areas, many restaurants, a vibrant nightlife and the most magical nature year-round. Bus service to the ski resorts or into the city center of Aspen is just steps outside the door and the walk into town is only 10 minutes away. View a virtual tour of the property.
Donors: Mary Morrison Family

Up, Up and Away to Majestic Chanticleer on Lake Superior

duluth_300pxBlades up for three couples who will depart from Signature Flight Support in St. Paul, MN in a Bell 429 helicopter to Duluth. Enjoy the spectacular aerial vista of the Twin Cities skyline, the Northern Minnesota wilderness and the largest freshwater lake in the world. You will land at Lee and Penny Anderson’s home, “Chanticleer” (one of the sister homes to the infamous Glensheen Mansion), for a three day and two night Duluth adventure. Full staff on property for bed turn-down service and basic household needs. Included in this package are dinner at Northland Country Club or Bellisio’s and one round of golf and lunch at Northland Country Club (weather and season permitting). Northland Country Club is one of Minnesota’s finest courses with wooded, gentle rolling hills and amazing views of Lake Superior. Local transportation provided. Expires March 1, 2018.
Donor: Lee & Penny Anderson and Kathy Anderson Groethe & Joel Groethe

The wonder of weather – a classroom visit with meteorologist Belinda Jensen

BelTheWeatherGirl_300pxKnow any budding meteorologists who happen to be in grades 1-3? Give them a chance to learn from the best: KARE 11 meteorologist Belinda Jensen. This classroom visit is available within the 2017-2018 school year and can accommodate up to 100 students. During her visit, Belinda will do a weather-focused experiment and read from one of the books in her series, Bel the Weather Girl. Your child and their classmates will receive a soft cover book from the collection provided by Lerner Publishing. In addition, Belinda will donate a hardcover set of Bel the Weather Girl to the school’s library. Bel the Weather Girl introduces kids to key weather phenomena including hail, thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and more. Young readers will enjoy following along on each of Bel’s adventures, as she and Dylan come up with playful new ways to understand some of weather’s wildest wonders. With learning activities, a glossary, and fun facts, these titles will inspire young readers to learn more about the science behind weather.
Donor: Belinda Jensen

Experience with Everson Griffen and Chef Vincent Francoual

eversongriffen_400pxYour childhood dream to have an NFL player over for dinner has come true. Viking’s defensive end, and two-time Pro Bowler Everson Griffen is coming over, and you don’t have to worry about lifting a finger. Your meal and menu will be in expert hands with Chef Vincent Francoual, formerly of Vincent a Restaurant, who will cook for you, Everson, his wife, and five friends. Dinner will also feature wine pairings from the vineyards of Domaine Serene.
vincent_350pxWhen dinner ends, you don’t have to say goodbye to Everson. You will get to enjoy six sideline game passes to a Vikings game, as well as a jersey and football signed by Everson. This is for the ultimate Vikings fan and foodie!
Donor: Everson Griffen, Chef Vincent Francoual, Shannon Evenstad and Friends of Children’s

Chef Table at Bellecour

bellecour_400pxJoin Chef Gavin Kaysen and his team as they invite you to experience the highly anticipated Bellecour. Bellecour is his new French bistro located in the heart of downtown Wayzata, where guests will find classic French dishes highlighting Midwestern ingredients. Gavin and his team will guide your group of six guests through a multi course meal that is paired with beverages and wine from famed wine director, Nico Giruad. Dinner will be followed by desserts prepared by Diane Yang and team, and a private tour of the restaurant.
Donor: Bellecour and Friends of Children’s

Audi A3

audia3_400pxUnrivaled design and innovative technology are just two ways the redesigned Audi A3 captures the attention of drivers and industry experts alike. Add to that luxurious amenities and expertly engineered performance. You will be set with a two-year lease in this 2017 Top Safety Pick+ for IIHS, 5-Star Safety Rated vehicle.
Donor: Audi Minneapolis and Audi St. Paul