March 13, 2021   |   Virtual Live Event   |   6 pm - 7:30 pm

Our annual gala & auction are going virtual again this year to ignite, empower, and defend the potential of local youth. Tickets include an Evening Event Box—with beverages, charcuterie, and exclusive raffle entry. The virtual live event will highlight sponsors and honor the Bigs of the Year.

March 13, 2021   |   Virtual Live Event   |   6 pm - 7:30 pm

Our annual gala & auction are going virtual again this year to ignite, empower, and defend the potential of local youth. Tickets include an Evening Event Box—with beverages, charcuterie, and exclusive raffle entry. The virtual live event will highlight sponsors and honor the Bigs of the Year.


Evening for Kids' Sake 2021 tickets are sold out, but all are invited to watch the Live Virtual Event and register for the auction.

Ticket holders will receive an Evening Event Box and exclusive entry into the ticket-holder raffle. The Event Box has everything you need to enjoy the Live Event to its fullest: wine, craft beer, cheese board, and charcuterie. Event boxes will be delivered by BBBS Staff and Board Members on March 11 and 12.

If you have already purchased tickets by cash/check, register online using prepaid ticket registration to receive your bidder number and auction access.

SOLD OUT Party of 2 Ticket: $150   |   SOLD OUT Party of 1 Ticket: $75*

*The Evening Event Box is to be enjoyed by 2 people, including 2 raffle entries. If purchasing a Party of 1 Ticket, you will receive a Petite Evening Event Box for 1 with 1 raffle entry.


SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for Evening for Kids' Sake streamed live on Facebook and YouTube on Saturday, March 13, 6 pm - 7:30 pm. The event will include a a silent auction preview, live auction, and the honoring of our Bigs of the Year.


5:45 pm  -  Streamed countdown begins

6:00 pm  -  Virtual Event begins
Welcome & Introduction
Silent Auction, Live Auction, honoring Bigs of the Year

7:30 pm  -  Virtual Event concludes


The Live & Silent Auctions will be 100% virtual using the Givi app, just like last year's Evening for Kids' Sake. Be sure to register online before the event to receive your bidder number and auction access. After registering, you will receive an email detailing how to download Givi and access the Evening for Kids' Sake auction. Call us at 507-451-5922 with questions.

Opens Friday, March 12 at 12 pm
Closes Saturday, March 13 at 7 pm

Opens Saturday, March 13 at 6 pm
Closes Saturday, March 13 after the Virtual Event

All auction items will be available for online viewing prior to opening.

Items purchased through the silent and live auctions can be picked up from the Owatonna BBBS Office (545 Dunnell Drive, Owatonna).
Sunday, March 14, 12 pm - 4 pm
Monday, March 15, 8 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, March 16, 8 am - 5 pm
Thursday, March 18, 8 am - 5 pm


To participate and bid on the wonderful silent and live auction items, 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 be open March 14 from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm. The live auction will be open from 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm. In the app, you'll also find Evening favorites like the Wall of Wine and YETI coolers. Thank you for your support!


Evening for Kids' Sake Silent Auction will be open on March 14 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. With over 30 baskets to choose from, you'll find lots to love! Click here to see all the Silent Auction baskets up close. Use the bidding app to bid on your favorite baskets!


The Live Auction is open on March 14 from 7:00 pm to 9:15 pm. For your health & safety, these packages will also be bid on through the bidding app. Once-in-a-lifetime experiences, beautiful trips, state-of-the-art equipment, and more—don't miss your opportunity to bid big on these! Read our Event Program or keep scrolling down for details on each Live Auction package.


The Fund-a-Need portion of the event supports our Mentoring Children of Prisoners.  This initiative is a very important part of our agency because 22% of the youth we serve have a parent or guardian incarcerated or involved with law enforcement. You'll find the opportunity to give through Fund-a-Need once registered and logged into the bidding app.


New Bigs of the Year will be honored during the 2021 Evening for Kids' Sake gala, but until then, take a look back at the Bigs & Littles we honored at last year's gala.

Stay tuned for updates on 2021's auction items.

Here's what was on 2020's live auction:

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

Fixer Upper

Calling all HGTV fans and Fixer Upper gurus, this auction item is for you. Next best thing to having Chip and Joanna Gaines fix up your house, stay in one of theirs. Stay in The Three Little Pigs House from the HGTV Fixer Upper Season 3 Episode 12. Discover all the great Fixer Upper partners in Waco with a Fixer Upper tour from Brazos Tours for 4 people. You will see many of the homes, shops (like Harp Design), and historical landmarks featured on the show as well as make stops for photo opportunities. Sometimes you even get to go inside one of the homes. You never know what will happen on Brazos Tours!

Enjoy 4 days/3 nights in the cozy 4-bedroom Fixer Upper house! Built in 1905, this house has been renovated by Chip and Joanna and can sleep up to 8 people. The house is 10 minutes from the Silos and other shopping in Waco. You will receive $300 toward airfare.

Donated by Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors Alumni

Pit Boss

This is truly farm to table.  Grill like a boss with the 1100 Pro Series Pellet Grill and Smoker by Pit Boss.  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, Stransky Farms

Disney's Frozen

Don’t let this one go!  Critics are calling Frozen “a can’t miss Broadway event”.  Frozen is an unforgettable, magical adventure which Newsday calls “a serious megahit with amazing special effects, eye-popping costumes and incredible performances”.  This performance is recommended for ages 6 and older.  Enjoy 4 tickets to the Saturday, May 16th, 2:00pm performance.  Prior to the show, the little princes and princesses attending with you will receive a Disney makeover.

Donated by Chris & Beth Wall, Jeff & Mary Loveless, Emily Franks

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 50 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, Richard & Betty Quiring

Lake of the Woods

Your adventure awaits with this 3 night/2 day sleeper fish house package for 4 people.  You and your guests will be comfortably transported to a heated fish house with track vehicles that are equipped with positive floatation and global positioning systems. Experienced guides use the LakeMaster MCC GPS chip to position the fish houses on exactly the right spot. Arnesen’s Rocky Point is located next to a wide variety of bottom structure, and the winter guides move the fish houses constantly to keep customers on fish. Fish houses are heated with safe and convenient gas wall units with two holes available per person and live bait.  The sleeper fish house includes water, propane heat and gas lights, cookstoves with ovens, a private toilet area and beds for four people.  Valid Monday-Thursday. Check out this gallery of pictures from Arnesen's Rock Point Resort.

Donated by Arnesen's Rocky Point Resort


New memories will be made on this beautiful 7-day vacation in Aruba for two.  Enjoy your stay at Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club from Saturday, October 17th to Saturday, October 24, 2020.  Your ocean view room has a furnished balcony.  The resort features a range of activities, from the pristine white sandy beach with water sports to a lazy river and outdoor pool.  Unwind in the sauna, play tennis or volleyball, or keep fit in a well-equipped, 24-hour fitness center. Walk on the beach or go sightseeing or shopping in Noord, the tourism epicenter of Aruba. A refreshing, memorable vacation experience awaits you at Palm Beach Aruba Oceanfront Resort.  $400 included for airtravel.

Donated by Tim & Sherry Kluender, the Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors

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

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.  Four bottles of wine are included.

Donated by Hy-Vee

Napa Valley

This is an insider’s trip to Napa Valley. Enjoy a 3-night stay for one couple at an exclusive private accommodation that is beautifully furnished with antiques and original art. The accommodations are located on a quiet country road outside of St. Helena, and on the edge of a world-class vineyard.  You will receive 4 exclusive wine tastings: Gabrielle Collection, Silver Trident Wines, Terra Valentine, and St. Helena Winery. Also included is $500 toward airfare.

Donated by the Big Brothers Big Sisters Board of Directors, Jeff & Elizabeth Malo, St. Helena Winery

Vintage Escapes

A wine experience close to home.  Vintage Escapes Winery will host up to 20 people for a private winery experience.  Your party will include a 3-hour private event at the winery, a wine tasting with food pairings, live music and food.

Donated by Dan and Ashley Reller, Vintage Escapes Winery, Kent & Liz Kienholz, Pizzeria 201

What happens in Vegas...

Stays in Vegas!  Enjoy a one week stay at the tropical Tahiti Village Resort and Spa.  Voted best resort in Las Vegas 2019.  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.  $300 in airfare included.

Donated by Brent & Jessica Hawkins, Barry & Lori Butler

Rock the Ice

We have all seen it on the Olympics, and now it 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 newly renovated Curling Club warm room with a cooler of refreshments compliments of the Owatonna Curling Club and a taco bar for 16 from Plaza Morena.

Donated by the Owatonna Curling Club, Plaza Morena Campestre Grill

Suite Shot

View the MN Timberwolves at their very best during the 2020-21 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 3 parking passes are included.

Donated by Federated Insurance

Pheasant Hunt

Grab some buddies and hit the slough for a ½ day guided pheasant hunt for four.  Your hunt will include the release of 16 pheasants, hunting dogs, and 2 boxes of shotgun shells. A $50 gift certificate to Torge’s and a framed limited-edition print by Jim Killen are also included.

Donated by Larry & Kate Schroeder, Jim Killen

Summer Splash

Make a splash this summer with your whole family. Enjoy a 2020 Owatonna Country Club Pool Membership with no spending minimum.

Donated by the Owatonna Country Club

Beef Up

Calling all Keto lovers!  There’s no need for asking “Where’s the beef” because it’s right here.  A quarter of beef will keep your grill going this summer.  Carlander Cattle Company beef is grass/corn fed, with no growth hormones.  It’s 90% lean and always delicious!  After you enjoy your beef, you can beef up with a set of your own Owatonna-made PowerBlocks.

Donated by the State Bank of Faribault, PowerBlock

Be a VIP

Be the VIP of 2021 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.

Donated by the Big Brothers Big Sisters Staff