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PACER's Annual Benefit


Minneapolis Convention Center
May 13th, 2017

Ticket Prices

Friend Ticket Level: $75
Supporter Ticket Level: $100
Patron Ticket: $150*
Benefactor Ticket Level: $225*
Sponsor Ticket Level: $300*
Champion Ticket Level: $600*

*Tickets include Patron Party

Ticket sales are closed.

Benefit Events




After the performance.

Performance will be ASL interpreted.

Performance by Jay Leno

LAUGH WITH A LEGEND! JAY LENO TO HEADLINE PACER’S ANNUAL BENEFIT The Emmy Award-winning comedian, late-night talk show host and star of CNBC’s “Jay Leno’s Garage” will bring his legendary act to the Minneapolis Convention Center to support PACER Center programs.

Raffle Prize - Napa Valley Experience

Drawing will be at PACER's Annual Benefit

Use this form to pre-purchase your raffle tickets now!

or Call 952.838.9000

You do not need to be present at the event to win

You Can Make A Difference

Every Benefit ticket purchased supports PACER’s programs that improve the lives of children and young adults. See how your support helps children like Leah achieve their dreams!

Leah is extremely determined and loves to explore and play in the yard. She doesn’t want to be left out of anything. Read more

Leah has Spina Bifida and is paralyzed from the hips down. She uses a wheelchair to move around, but it doesn’t allow her to keep up with her friends outdoors. See how PACER helped Leah go where she needs to go.

Through more than 30 projects, PACER provides individual assistance, workshops, publications, and other resources to help families make decisions about education and other services for their child or young adult with disabilities.

PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center® provides resources designed to benefit all students, including those with disabilities.

Event Sponsors

Starkey hearing Technologies
The Steven C. Simon Family Allen and Kathy Lenzmeier Twin City Fan Companies, Ltd.
Samsung NEXT Mathew and Suzanne Woods

Become a Corporate Sponsor

There are a variety of sponsor opportunities with different benefits at each level.

Donate to the Silent Auction

We are always seeking interesting and unique items to offer to our patrons.

Become a Playbill Ad Sponsor

Advertise in our Benefit Playbill and increase your organization’s visibility while supporting PACER.

Proceeds from the Benefit support the programs, workshops, and individual assistance PACER provides to families of children and young adults with disabilities. We all know someone- a son or daughter, grandchild, relative, friend- who has a disability. We know the needs are great. By participating you can make a difference in the lives of many!

Previous Benefits

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2016 – Idina Menzel 2015 – Crosby, Stills & Nash 2014 – Diana Ross
2013 – Jay Leno 2012 – Earth, Wind, & Fire 2011 – Sheryl Crow
2010 – Lyle Lovett 2009 – Frankie Valli 2008 – Earth, Wind & Fire
2007 – Jennifer Hudson 2006 – Michael Bolton 2005 – Lionel Richie
2004 – Jewel 2003 – Bonnie Raitt 2002 – Aretha Franklin
2001 – Charlotte Church 2000 – Harry Belafonte 1999 – Gladys Knight
1998 – Natalie Cole 1997 – Bill Cosby 1996 – Ray Charles
1995 – Gregory Hines 1994 – Neil Sedaka 1993 – Bob Newhart
1992 – Marvin Hamlisch 1991 – Joan Rivers 1990 – Peter, Paul & Mary

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