Soirée For Play: a FUNdraiser for Playworks

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Join Playworks Twin Cities for Soirée For Play:  a FUNdraiser for Playworks

This is your opportunity to celebrate recess and learn more about how Twin Cities schools are partnering with an innovative program that provides safe and meaningful play for nearly 7,000 students in the Twin Cities every day!

This festive fundraiser features a cocktail recess with games, silent auction (see list below), and a chance to hear stories of the Power of Play in schools and beyond.

Thursday, April 11, 2013   5:30-9:00

5:30-7:00 Cocktail Recess and Silent Auction

7:00-8:00 Dinner and Program hosted by KARE-11’s Sports Director Eric Perkins – a.k.a. Perk at Play, stories from Twin Cities Elementary School Principals and games led by Playworks Junior Coaches from Minneapolis and Saint Paul Public Schools.

8:00-9:00 More Games and Conversations

Christos in the St. Paul’s Union Depot: 214 4th St E, St Paul, MN 55101

Parking is available in Lowertown Parking Ramp with entrances from Jackson and Sibley.

Individual Ticket: $75 per person

Educators Discount: Buy one, get one free.

Tables Sponsorship:  $750 – Table sponsors receive up to 10 tickets and recognition on the program during the event


Saint Paul Union Depot

No printed tickets – reservations will be held at the door. 

Business Casual attire.

Thank you to our event sponsors!

We know that you will have a blast. You’ll feel even better knowing that your tax-deductible contribution will support Playworks Twin Cities.

Silent Auction Items:


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