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PACER holds several special events throughout the year, and community involvement is always appreciated through volunteers, corporate sponsorships, and attendance at the events! If you would like more information on how you can make a difference, please contact PACER Center at 952-838-9000.

PACER’s Annual Benefit

PACER’s 2016 Benefit is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2016. The evening kicks off with a Silent Auction (with over 1,000 items to choose from); the Live Auction and performance follows. Each year PACER features an amazing performer—check back to see who it will be!

To see the list of past performers, go to

Creative Kids Contest

PACER's Annual Creative Kids Contest was held Saturday, February 28, 2015 at PACER Center.  Children with disabilities and their families used their imaginations and expressed themselves through various mediums and vibrant colors. This year’s winner, 12-year-old Amanda, has designed PACER’s 2015 Greeting Card.

PACER greeting cards are great for the holidays! View and purchase greeting cards featuring last year’s winning design!

PACER Symposium for Children's Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Renowned educator, speaker, and writer on children’s mental health and learning disabilities Brad Cohen will be among the highly acclaimed presenters on hand Tuesday, Aug. 4 at the 10th Annual National PACER Symposium on Children’s Mental Health and Learning Disabilities. Author of the book, “Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had,” Cohen will be joined by technology pioneer Steven Koppel and ADHD expert Jodi Sleeper-Triplett as keynote speakers. The Symposium is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Tickets are $30 each, including lunch, and six hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for educators. Register online at or call (952) 838-9000.

6th Annual Run Walk Roll Against Bullying

Supporters of bullying prevention in Minnesota will join together on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Normandale Lake Park in Bloomington, Minn., for PACER’s Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying, presented by the Friends of PACER. Register now and gather pledges for this fun family event, which raises awareness and funds for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. It includes a four-mile run and a two-mile fun walk/roll followed by presentations, speakers, and live music.

Raise A Glass - A Toast to PACER

(A Beer and Wine Tasting Event)
A crowd of over 200 came out on Friday, November 2, 2014 to sample some of the best that Minnesota’s local brewers and winemakers have to offer at “Raise a Glass – A Toast to PACER”. The event was held at Muse Event Center, in Minneapolis, and featured music by the Cactus Blossoms.

Save the date: The next Raise A Glass is scheduled for November 20, 2015! More details coming soon.


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