Evening for Kids' Sake

Join us for a wonderful gala that includes dinner, silent and live auctions, and the honoring of our Bigs of the Year.

Evening for Kids' Sake


Saturday, March 14, 2020

at Torey's Restaurant & Bar in Owatonna

Join us for Evening for Kid's Sake, our largest fundraiser of the year. Evening includes dinner, silent auction, live auction, and the honoring of our Bigs of the Year. Call 507-451-5922 to check availability and purchase tickets at $75 each. See below for a preview of some of our live auction packages.

Information about 2020's live auction packages coming soon.

For an idea of what the Evening for Kids' Sake live auction includes, take a look at the live auction packages sold in 2019.

Suite Shot

View the MN Timberwolves at their very best during the 2019-20 season from a fully-catered, 12-person suite. Enjoy beverages & appetizers from a world renowned chef throughout the game. Game Tickets for 12 plus 3 parking passes are included.

Donated by Federated Insurance

Fixer Upper

Calling all HGTV & Fixer Upper fans!  What’s the next best thing to having Chip & Joanna Gaines fix up your house? Stay in one of theirs.  Enjoy 4 days/3 nights in the cozy 4-bedroom Three Little Pigs House from Fixer Upper season 3 episode 12. The house sleeps up to 8 people and is 10 minutes from the Silos & downtown Waco.  Also enjoy a Fixer Upper tour from Brazos Tours for 4.  You will see many of the homes, shops (like Harp Design), and landmarks featured on the show. You will receive $300 toward airfare. Donated by the BBBS Board of Directors

a Taste of Napa

This is an insider’s trip to Napa Valley. Enjoy a 3-night stay for two at an exclusive private accommodation located on a quiet country road outside of St. Helena on the edge of a world-class vineyard. The rooms are beautifully furnished with antiques and original art. You will receive 3 exclusive wine tastings: Flora Springs Estate, Gabrielle Collection, and Silver Trident Wines.

Donated by Mike & Nancy Keller and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors

Cabo San Lucas

Enjoy a week for two in beautiful and sunny Cabo San Lucas.  Cabo is a top travel destination in Mexico. With its stunning natural beauty, luxury resorts, and diversified activities that keep visitors enthralled from the beginning of their vacation to the end.  Choose from three 5-star resorts: Villa del Arco, Villa del Palmar, or Villa La Estancia.  Vacation includes: 7 days/6 nights and $400 towards airfare.  Travel by November 2019. Donated by Past Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors and Teri Wallace

Pheasant Hunt

Grab some buddies and hit the slough for a half-day guided pheasant hunt for 4. Your hunt will include the release of 16 pheasants, hunting dogs, and 2 boxes of 12 gauge shells. Also included are a $50 gift certificate to Torge's Restaurant, Ahlman's Gun Shop accessories, and a framed limited edition print by Jim Killen.

Donated by Larry & Kate Schroeder, Jim Killen, Ahlman's Gun Shop, and Central Park Framing & Finds

Twins VIP

Take me out to the ballpark with 4 tickets to the MN Twins first base line section.  Become a MN Twins VIP with a VIP tour of Target Field.  The tour features a behind-the-scenes look at the ballpark, as well as stops at exclusive areas.  The tour can be customized to suit you and your guests’ special interests.  This package also includes a signed picture of Max Kepler and signed baseballs from Max Kepler, Tyler Austin, Jake Cave, and Royce Lewis. Donated by the Minnesota Twins and Steve & Barbara Judd

Summer Splash

Make a splash this summer with your whole family. Enjoy a 2019 Owatonna Country Club Pool Membership with no spending minimum.

Donated by the Owatonna Country Club

Phantom of the Opera

Enjoy 4 tickets to the Tony Award-winning musical The Phantom of the Opera on November 23, 2019.  This beloved story and thrilling score will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, one of the largest productions on tour.  The tickets are located in 3rd row, center balcony with isle seating.  Before the show, dine at Mercy Bar and Dining Room.

Donated by Prairie Ridge Orthodontics and Mercy Bar & Dining Room

Breezy Point

Head Up North to the beautiful Brainerd Lakes area. Enjoy a 1-week stay at Breezy Point Resort for 4 guests. You will each enjoy a round of golf with carts, Breezy Belle lake cruise, Yoga classes, and a $50 gift certificate to Dockside Lounge. Dates available in 2019 are: June 2-9, June 9-16, July 14-21.

Donated by Tim & Margaret Flor, Dave Spizzo, Breezy Point Resort and Golf, Breezy Belle, Nisswa Yoga, and Dockside Lounge

Trek & Trails

Summer is almost here; let’s get ready to ride.  Trek fitness bikes are the ultimate multi-talented ride.  Workout machine, capable commuter, and suburban warrior…they do it all.  Hit the trail with these two new Trek fitness bikes.  You can exchange the bikes for the correct size if needed at Straight River Sports.

Donated by Straight River Sports and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors

Brews, Beats, and BBQ

Learn from the best local brewers. Spend a day with both Seven Sins Brewing and FOHR Guys Brewing Company learning the craft. When the beer is ready, gather with friends for a backyard bash, complete with Bashers famous BBQ ribs for 50. Also, enjoy live music by Mark Cameron Band.

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

Grill Master

This is truly farm to table.  Be the envy of your neighbors with this new duel gas and charcoal grill.  You will also receive a ¼ of the best beef around from a fifth-generation local family farm, Stransky Farms.  Get your grill on!

Donated by the Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors and Stransky Farms

Be Your Guest

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

Donated by Hy-Vee of Owatonna

Game Night

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

Donated by Gopher Sport


The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning sensation Rent returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production.  Enjoy 2 tickets to Rent at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis on August 18, 2019.  Enjoy dinner prior to the production at Fogo de Chao with a $100 gift certificate.  You will also receive $200 Visa Gift Card to use for hotel accommodations.

Donated by Chris & Beth Wall and Jeff & Elizabeth Malo

Relax Out Back

Kick back and enjoy the view with these two custom-made Adirondack chairs and table.  Relaxation never looked so good.

Donated by C4 Custom Cabinets

Rock the Ice

We have all seen it on the Olympics and now is your turn to try.  The Owatonna Curling Club will teach you and 15 of your friends how to curl with this 90-minute lesson.  No need to worry if you don’t have any experience; they will have 4 instructors on hand to show you how to soop, sweep, slide, and much more.  After your lesson, relax in the curling club room with a cooler of refreshments.

Donated by the Owatonna Curling Club

Be a VIP

Be the VIP at next year's 2020 Evening for Kids' Sake with a first class table for 8 with dinner, wait staff, VIP parking, VIP registration & checkout, and a special gift.

Donated by the Big Brothers Big Sisters Staff