Calendar of Events

Fore! Fraser Benefit Golf Classic @ Brackett's Crossing Country Club
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fore! Fraser Benefit Golf Classic @ Brackett's Crossing Country Club

Each year Fraser organizes the FORE! Fraser Benefit Golf Classic to raise support that allows them to sustain and grow their nationally recognized programs and services for children, adults and families living with special needs.

This year’s golf event will benefit Fraser Housing—tailored housing for individuals with disabilities that fosters independence and community involvement.

Fraser provides a variety of housing options for adolescents and adults with disabilities, helping each person to enjoy the highest level of independence possible. Each year, Fraser provides more than 200 people with housing through three distinct living options: Supervised Living, Supportive Living and Independent Living. Our person-centered approach ensures that each Fraser Housing option is as unique as the individuals we support, providing just enough care to ensure success.

Golfers enjoy 18 holes of golf on the beautiful Brackett’s Crossing Country Club greens, contest games and prizes, refreshments along the golf course, and an all-you-can-eat barbecue luncheon and elegant dinner.

EX.I.T.E. Camp (EXploring Interests In Technology and Engineering) @ PACER Center
Jul 26 – Aug 9 all-day


  • A 5-Day Camp in August for middle school girls (6th-9th grades in the fall) with disabilities.
  • It’s FREE, you just need transportation and a box lunch each day.
  • Camp runs each day from 9 AM to 4 PM at PACER Center in Bloomington.
  • Do amazing experiments, make friends that will last a lifetime, discover how science, technology, engineering and math can be cool and exciting.

PACER’s mission of EX.I.T.E. Camp is to empower middle school girls with disabilities in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). EX.I.T.E. Camp provides a safe and supported environment for hands-on learning as well as a place to meet new friends and create lasting memories.

In 2017, PACER Center collaborated with community partners for the 15th consecutive year to present a camp specifically for middle school girls with disabilities. Technology experts, scientists, and engineers from Accenture, C.H. Robinson, IBM, Medtronic and 3M gathered for five days in August and generously donated their talents, resources, and insight to inspire middle school girls with disabilities.

The 2017 EX.I.T.E. Camp was sponsored with generous donations from Boston Scientific, the Donaldson Company, the ECMC Foundation, Xcel Energy, and 3M Company. The 2018 EX.I.T.E. camp will bring similar experiences.

Please contact Tina Hanson at 952-838-9000 or for more information or questions about this program.

EXITE Camp Schedule 2018
Thursday, July 26 Opening Ceremony 4 to 5 p.m.
Monday, July 30 Camp Day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 1 Camp Day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 3 Camp Day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 7 Camp Day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 9 Camp Day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 9 Closing Ceremony 4 to 5:30 p.m.

23rd Annual AuSM Golf Classic @ The Royal Golf Club
Aug 6 all-day
23rd Annual AuSM Golf Classic @ The Royal Golf Club

Rolling hills, mature trees and abundant wildlife provide the scenic backdrop to the challenging, yet approachable 18-hole course. The front nine, or the Queen’s Nine, was designed by Annika Sorenstam, her first U.S. project. While the back nine, known as the King’s Nine, was Arnold Palmer’s last. Together, these golf legends envisioned a multi-generational golfing experience; a place where beginners would feel comfortable in learning, and where experienced players could test their skills.

8th Annual Great River Race – Race to Close the Achievement Gap @ Hidden Falls Regional Park (North Gate), Saint Paul, MN
Sep 15 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Wilderness Inquiry, the National Park Service, and many other partners have teamed up to host the Great River Race to Close the Gap on the Mississippi River. The big race funds the Canoemobile Minnesota outdoor education program, addressing the achievement gap in our schools and reaching 15,000 kids annually.

Participating is fun, easy, and memorable. No prior paddling experience necessary. We provide Voyageur canoes, paddles, life-vests, a guide to stern each boat, event t-shirts, and lunch. Read about past races here.

Contact or 612-676-9400 with questions.

Can Do Woofaroo @ Can Do Canines
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Can Do Woofaroo @ Can Do Canines

Bring your dogs and your friends and celebrate the amazing partnership between assistance dogs and the people who need them.

Join us at the Can Do Woofaroo—a one-mile fundraising walk to benefit Can Do Canines!

Can Do Canines Fall Graduation @ Can Do Canines
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Can Do Canines Fall Graduation @ Can Do Canines

Join us at our Fall Graduation Ceremony. This one-of-a-kind event recognizes and honors the effort put into training each assistance dog team.

The ceremony represents the culmination of a long journey for the team. The puppy begins training in volunteer homes or at one of five Minnesota and Wisconsin prisons where they are reared and taught basic obedience and early assistance dog skills. After around 18 months, they return to Can Do Canines for final training with staff and to begin their new life with a person with a disability.

Graduates receive diplomas in recognition of graduating from our program, and their assistance dogs receive their very own “doggy diploma”(nylabone).

All are welcome and no RSVP is required. Join us for a heartwarming event!

Raise A Glass – A Toast to PACER @ Surly Brewing Company
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Raise A Glass - A Toast to PACER @ Surly Brewing Company

Join us at Surly Brewing Co. in Minneapolis on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. for a fun evening that supports PACER’s projects! This year’s event features tiered tickets, one of which includes a 30-minute tour of Surly’s facilities so you can see first-hand how their beer is made.

Tickets may be purchased at the event.


Friend Ticket: $20
Includes appetizers and 1 drink token.

Patron Ticket: $35
Includes tour of Surly, appetizers, and 2 drink tokens.

Ticket Add-on: $5 Surly Tasting
For an additional $5 donation, guests will have the opportunity to taste a variety of Surly’s beer.

Tickets for non-drinkers are $15.

Purchase tickets online or call (952) 838-9000. Attendees must be 21 or older.