Save the date, our gala and auction is on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

We are looking forward to another incredible evening of raising funds to empower local youth through one-to-one mentorship.

Together, we are defenders of potential.

Evening for Kids' Sake 2022 is returning to an in-person gala and auction on Saturday, March 12. We are looking forward to another incredible evening of raising funds to empower local youth through one-to-one mentorship.

Together, we are defenders of potential.


We are looking forward to Evening for Kids' Sake returning to an in-person gala and auction in 2022.

March 12, 2022 at 5:00 pm 

Torey’s Restaurant & Bar
208 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna

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Click here to purchase tickets and register for the event.


To participate and bid on the wonderful silent and live auction items on the night of the event, you need to register by clicking Register Now.

Then, follow the instructions in the email you will receive to download the bidding app Givi. The silent auction will open March 12 at 5:00 pm. Thank you for your support!

2022 Live Auction Items:

Luxury Manzanillo

This isn’t a vacation this is a luxury experience like no other.  Experience 7 days and 7 nights at the beautiful Casa de Sofia.  This luxurious home is over 5,000 square feet of living space and sleeps up to 8 people. The home features 4 king suites with balconies, 4 full and 1 half bathrooms, and an infinity pool with suntanning corner.  Casa de Sophia is located in the charming city of Manzanillo nestled in a private, gated neighborhood. Our safe and beautiful neighborhood has been a travel hotspot for many celebrities due to its private area with 24-hour security. Check out pictures of Casa de Sofia here.

Package features: 24-hour security within this gated neighborhood, breathtaking ocean views, lounge chairs for laying by the pool, private cleaning staff, personal chef with a 6-page menu, personal chauffeur service, hangout areas with a bar near the pools, large dining rooms, patios, and living rooms, indoor space with air conditioning, luxury furnishings and decor, in-home massages & manicures/pedicures upon request, televisions to enjoy shows & movies, short walking distance to private beach & clubhouse, free wifi.

A Cut Above

Get ready for endless summer barbeques with a quarter beef from Carlander Cattle Company. Carlander Cattle Company beef is grass/corn fed with no growth hormones. It’s 90% lean and always delicious! Take your meal prep to a whole new level with a 21-piece Hammer Stahl Knife set, featuring two removable steak knife blocks & the beautiful V-Shape rotating Bamboo Display Block. But it doesn’t end there, you’ll also receive a Weber Original Kettle Premium 22-in Copper Charcoal Grill.

Donated by the State Bank of Faribault, Carlander Cattle Company, & Northern Fire

Beer for a Year

Who’s thirsty?  Enjoy 1 beer per MSB business day. Beers cannot be accrued for missed days.  That’s an opportunity for about 260 beers in a year – but who’s counting!

Donated by Mineral Springs Brewery

Wine Country

Explore the vineyards of Napa Valley with a 3-night stay at the French countryside inspired, Vineyard Country Inn. Take luxury to the next level with an exclusive tour and tasting from the privately-owned St. Helena Winery. You will also have the opportunity for tours and tastings at 3 women-owned wineries to top off your ultimate wine country experience.

Donated by Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors, St. Helena Winery, Redmon Wines, Rarecat Wines, & Ilsley Vineyards

Viva Las Vegas

Enjoy a one week stay at the tropical Tahiti Village Resort and Spa.  Voted 2021 Travelers' Choice on Tripadvisor.  This resort offers world class spas and pools with a relaxing lazy river.  With something for every member of the family, Tahiti Village is the perfect destination resort for those looking to escape the mayhem of The Strip, while also staying close to the excitement of Las Vegas.  The one-bedroom suite features a private bedroom and a sleeper sofa in the living room.  The suite sleeps up to 4.  Expires on March 12, 2023.

Donated by Brent & Jessica Hawkins

First & Foremost

Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind local experience. You and 9 of your friends will enjoy the magic behind-the-scenes of Foremost Brewery. Your package is complete with a brewery tour, private beer tasting, 5 appetizers of your choice, and a free pint for each guest. 

Donated by Foremost Brewing Cooperative

Bites and Flights

Head out to the Owatonna Airport for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Award-winning BBQ competition team, Blue Collar BBQ, will treat you and your friends to a meal you won’t forget: ribs, smoked mac-n-cheese, hearty brisket baked beans, cornbread, and dessert. Beverages included! To make it even more unforgettable, take to the sky with private airplane rides above Owatonna.  Available on an agreed upon Saturday in May, June, or September 2022.

Donated by Blue Collar BBQ, Van Reeth Aviation, Fareway, & Accelerated Aviation Instruction

Huntin' Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day

Huntin’- Grab some buddies and hit the slough for a ½ day guided pheasant hunt for 4. The hunt will include the release of 16 pheasants, hunting dogs, and 2 boxes of shotgun shells. A $50 gift certificate to Torge’s Live Sports Pub & Grill is also included. Valid October 1 - December 31, 2022.

Fishin’ – Enjoy a day on Mille Lacs Lake with professional fishing guide Tony Roach.  The day includes 4 hours of fishing with Tony for up to 3 people. 

Donated by Larry & Kate Schroeder, Tony Roach Fishing

Go Wild!

Cheer on the Minnesota Wild at your choice of either of the following home games: 

April 22 – vs. Seattle Kracken @ 7:00 pm  or  April 29 – vs. Colorado Avalanche @ 7:00 pm. 

Catch the puck drop from Section 105, Row 17, Seats 9-12. Start the night off right with a $100 gift card to Burger Moe's, just two blocks from the Xcel Energy Center. Includes parking pass for the Travelers Lot, directly north of the stadium. Your package will also feature a signed picture and puck from Minnesota Wild forward, Frederick Gaudreau.

Donated by Scott & Jolayne Mohs and Minnesota Wild

Happy Wife, Happy Life

Every man knows the key to a happy life, is a happy wife. Make her day with a white gold 14-karat diamond bracelet from Kottke Jewelers, valued over $800. Ensure her happiness all year long with 24 handmade confections from Costas Candies every month for 12 months.  You will receive 12 bottles of Vintage Escapes wine and a 6-month bouquet subscription from Stargazer Designs. Flower delivery available in Owatonna. To top it off, who doesn’t love a clean home? Get ahead of spring cleaning with one session from Bizzy Bee Cleaning.

Donated by Kottke Jewelers, Costas Candies, Vintage Escapes, Stargazer Designs, & Bizzy Bee Cleaning

Paint by Design

Transform your home today. Receive 8 gallons of Benjamin Moore paint of your choice and 3-4 rooms painted by professional painter Ken Hondl. Discover the perfect color for your walls with a 30-minute virtual interior design color consult with Melissa Knutson of Evolve Design.

Donated by Alexander Lumber, Ken Hondl, & Melissa Knutson


2 tickets to the Green Bay Packers 2022-23 Season. Catch the kickoff from the 40-yard line – Section 121, Row 52, Seats 24 & 25. Date of game will be mutually agreed upon by the owners and auction purchaser. Enjoy the whole experience of Lambeau Field with your Yeti Roadie, 2 Green Bay Packer stadiums seats, and a 6-pack of Spotted Cow.

Donated by Mark & Michele Pederson, & Board of Directors

The Suite Life

View the MN Timberwolves at their very best during the 2022-23 season from a fully-catered, 12-person suite. Enjoy beverages and appetizers from a world-renowned chef throughout the game. Game tickets for 12 plus 4 parking passes are included.

Donated by Federated Insurance

Bear & Rosie Beach House

Make your week-long getaway special at Bear & Rosie’s Beach house Up North on the shores of beautiful Lake Mille Lacs. Available October 2022 – May, 2023, the perfect time to enjoy fall scenery, snowmobiling, ice fishing, or a classic Hallmark Christmas vacation. Rather wait until spring? Be the first the cast a line on fishing opener in May. The comfort and view from the full-length four-season porch create a relaxing and fun place to hang out. This modern home is very cozy and is fully equipped with everything your group may need to have an unforgettable vacation. Sleeps up to 10 guests.

Donated by David & Karen Legault

Be a VIP

Be the VIP of 2023 Evening for Kids’ Sake with this first-class table for 8 with the best view in the house. Includes your very own waitstaff, VIP parking, and a special gift.

Brews, Beats, and BBQ

Learn from the best local brewers.  Spend a day with both Seven Sins Brewing and FOHR Guys Brewing learning the craft.  When the beer is ready, gather with friends for a backyard bash, complete with Bashers' famous BBQ ribs for 25 and desserts from Betty Quiring.  Also, enjoy live music by the Mark Cameron Band.

Donated by Seven Sins Brewing, FOHR Guys Brewing, Bashers, & Mark Cameron Band

Lake Francis Getaway

Ready for a break from it all? You are just a 30-minute drive to a stress-free long weekend. Relax and enjoy the view for 3 nights from this 3-bedroom lake home on beautiful Lake Francis. Summer 2022 weekends available excluding holidays.

Donated by Mike & Nancy Keller

Summer Splash

Make a splash this summer with your whole family. Enjoy a 2022 Owatonna Country Club Pool Membership with no spending minimum.

Donated by the Owatonna Country Club

Be Your Guest

Be a guest in your own home.  Sit back and relax while Chef Jorge entertains you and your guests as he prepares a 5-course dinner for 8.  4 bottles of wine included.

Donated by Hy-Vee & Chef Jorge


Every night is game night with this purchase. You will enjoy hours of entertainment with the Atomic Blazer 7-foot Air Hockey Table, 4.5-foot Atomic Gladiator Foosball Table, and 9-foot Atomic Classic Shuffleboard Table. Your cave, your rules!

Donated by Gopher Sport