2020 Gala

An Evening of Love for our Kids – Annual Gala

February 21, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites, Bemidji


Thank you to all who attended An Evening of Love for Our Kids annual gala! Together we raised $145,709 to support the programs and kids at the Boys & Girls Club! We are overwhelmed with job by the support of our community and its members, we can’t thank you enough.

Our annual gala celebrates the milestones of the previous year, including highlights from Club members, staff, and volunteers who care about youth in our community. The evening features a reception, 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, Sue Engel, Sharon Fruetel, Briana Nupdal, Amanda Nelson, Marla Patrias,  Ashley Stevens, and Tiffany Vickaryous.



Event Times:

  • 5:00 p.m. – Reception, silent auction, libation lotto 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 to our 2020 Diamond Level Sponsors:

  • Accra Care
  • Enbridge Energy
  • First National Bank Bemidji
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Knife River Materials
  • Lucachick Architecture
  • Paul Bunyan Broadcasting
  • Paul Bunyan Communications
  • Sanford Health

Thank you to our 2020 Diamond Level Sponsors:

  • Bank Forward/Insure Forward
  • Hampton Inn & Suites
  • Hill’s Plumbing & Heating
  • Ntertainment
  • PotlatchDeltic

Questions about becoming a sponsor?

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