Calendar of Events

AuSM Gala @ Minneapolis Marriott Southwest
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
AuSM Gala @ Minneapolis Marriott Southwest

Join AuSM for an exciting evening bringing the community together for fantastic food, drinks, games, prizes, a silent auction, and a celebration of those serving as true inspirations to individuals affected by autism. All gala proceeds will benefit programs and services for the Minnesota autism community.

PACER’s Annual Benefit @ Minneapolis Convention Center
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
PACER's Annual Benefit @ Minneapolis Convention Center

The Beach Boys changed America’s music landscape, and they continue to play their hits to sold-out houses. Spend an unforgettable evening with one of the most influential and critically acclaimed bands of all time! Led by Mike Love, you’ll hear timeless songs like “California Girls,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Surfin’ USA,” “Good Vibrations,” and many more!

This spectacular event celebrates PACER’s work on behalf of families of children with disabilities and students who are bullied. All proceeds support PACER’s programs.

Benefit Events

Silent auction: 6 pm

Live auction: 8 pm

Benefit performance: 8 pm

Patron party: After the performance

Performance will be ASL interpreted.

Evening Features

Wine Pull
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to participate in PACER’s fabulous Wine Pull! For just $25 you can select a numbered cork that corresponds to a particular bottle of wine valued between $20 and $200. You also have a chance to win special wine tasting experiences for you and your friends!

Extravaganza Bags
Will you be holding one of the lucky bags? Find out when you purchase one of the limited Extravaganza bags for $100 each during the Silent Auction and cocktail hour.

Purchasing a $100 raffle ticket during the Silent Auction enters you into the drawing. The winner will be announced prior to the performance; you need not be present to win.

Silent Auction

Each year, our Annual Benefit hosts the largest Silent Auction in the Twin Cities. Bid on packages ranging in value from $50 items to priceless, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Be sure to check out our Sneak Peek Preview of all the items, which will be available online two weeks prior to the event.

For the first time ever, we’ll be using Mobile Bidding for the Silent Auction! Bidding opens online on Thursday, May 9th and will remain open until the Silent Auction closes on the night of the event. With mobile bidding, you’ll be able to bid early and often and keep track of the most in-demand packages. Don’t forget to bring your charged mobile phone to the event!

People for Parks 3rd Annual Root Beer Run @ Boom Island Park
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
People for Parks 3rd Annual Root Beer Run @ Boom Island Park

The Root Beer Run is open to all people from throughout the community who want to be active in our parks and who enjoy root beer with or without ice cream. Participants choose to run, walk, or stroll either a 1⁄2 mile or full mile and then receive root beer after they cross the finish line. 100% of all registration fees are donated to People for Parks, a Minneapolis nonprofit that sponsors programs and projects to enhance and promote our city’s parks.

Yes, we know this event is on Mother’s Day and we can’t think of a more fun or healthier way to spend time with your family! Think of it as the alternative to brunch where you get to be outside and active! There will be a fabulous bounce house, lots of games and even more swag giveaways from our partners.

Sponsorships are available, message People for Parks for more information!

Saint Croix Encourage Breakfast @ Envision Event Center
May 14 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Join us for the 12th annual Encourage Breakfast, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 benefiting Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute – St. Croix

Enjoy breakfast and conversation, be inspired by stories of abilities and possibilities, and the opportunity to make a difference for thousands of children and adults who will be served in the local community this year.

We look forward to having you join us as a community celebrating abilities at this year’s event.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Program and Breakfast: 8:00-9:00 a.m.

*There is no cost to attend, but you will be invited to make a contribution.

Inwood Oaks ( Formerly Envision Event Center)
484 Inwood Avenue N.
Oakdale, MN 55128

Register today by reserving individual seats or signing up as a table host.

Get involved by being a table host! Hosting a table is easy and free; simply invite 9 of your friends or colleagues to make a table of 10.

If you are interested in learning more about sponsorships or have questions, please contact us at

Thank you for supporting Courage Kenny’s vision that one day all people will live, work, learn and play in a community based on abilities, not disabilities.

24th Annual AuSM Golf Classic @ The Royal Golf Club
Aug 5 all-day
24th Annual AuSM Golf Classic @ The Royal Golf Club

Rolling hills, mature trees, and abundant wildlife provide the scenic backdrop for this challenging, yet approachable 18-hole course. The front nine, or the Queen’s Nine, was designed by Annika Sorenstam, and the back nine, known as the King’s Nine, was designed by Arnold Palmer. Take a Monday off from work and hit the greens in support of the local autism community!