2019 Gala

An Evening of Love for our Kids – Annual Gala

February 8, 2019

Hampton Inn & Suites, Bemidji

Our annual Gala celebrates the milestones of the previous year, including highlights from Club members, parents, volunteers or other who care about youth in our community. The evening features a social hour, silent auction, games and dinner followed by a program, live auction and a fundraising challenge to support the Club’s mission.

This event helps fund a variety of Club services, including homework assistance, healthy after-school snacks, transportation from school to the Club, mentors, time in the gym, physical fitness challenges, time in the art room and access to technology and STEM activities. Donors also help provide children with opportunities to volunteer, garden, spend time with staff and learn how to avoid harmful behaviors such as bullying and drug and alcohol use.

Event planners are Chad Harding, gala chair, Jillian Baudeck, Marcy Frenzel, Briana Nupdal, Sue Engel, Sharon Fruetel, Kelly Sommerville, Amanda Skjonsby, and Tiffany Vickaryous.


Event times:

  • 5:00 p.m. – Social hour, silent auction, wine wall and diamond raffle
  • 6:30 p.m. – Dinner with dessert served by Club members
  • 7:15 p.m. – Silent auction closes and program begins


Thank you 2019 Diamond Sponsors:

  • Accra Care
  • First National Bank Bemidji
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Knife River Materials
  • Lucachick Architecture
  • Mark Sand & Gravel
  • Panache Event Planning
  • Paul Bunyan Broadcasting/Hubbard Broadcasting
  • Paul Bunyan Communications
  • Sanford Health

Thank you 2019 Ruby Sponsors:

  • Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union
  • Bank Forward/Insure Forward
  • Enbridge Energy
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Hill’s Plumbing & Heating
  • Ntertainment

Questions about becoming a sponsor? Contact:

Contact Jamie Boyles, special events and marketing coordinator, 218-444-4171, ext. 111