Champions for Children with Disabilities
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 supports our programs for children with disabilities and their families as well as PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. The evening includes the amazing live and silent auctions, followed by the performance. Each year PACER features an amazing performer—check back to see who it will be!
To see the list of past performers, go to PACER.org/benefit.
Children with disabilities, ages 4 to 17, and their families are invited to join PACER for a morning of creativity, fun, and exploration. Kids will use their imaginations to express themselves through various mediums and vibrant colors. The contest theme is “Unity: Friendship, Inclusion and Kindness.” The artwork of children with disabilities will be entered into the Creative Kids contest and the winner will become the cover design of the PACER Greeting Card, which is sold online and at the Benefit. The original artwork of the top 10 designs will be sold at PACER’s Benefit Silent Auction.
PACER greeting cards are great for the holidays! View and purchase greeting cards featuring last year’s winning design!
This is an outstanding learning opportunity for general education teachers, administrators, and parents interested in understanding more about mental health and learning disabilities in children and young adults. The day features both keynote and breakout workshop speakers. The Symposium is held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Registration is $30 and includes lunch as well as six hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for educators. Registration opens in mid-May!
Kick off National Bullying Prevention Month in October by joining together at Normandale Lake Park in Bloomington, Minn., for PACER’s Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying. The event is sponsored by the Friends of PACER. This fun family event 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.
(A Beer and Wine Tasting Event)
Come sample some of the best that Minnesota’s local brewers and winemakers have to offer at “Raise a Glass – A Toast to PACER,” hosted by PACER’s Young Professional Advisory Board and Friends of PACER. Enjoy live music and lots of fun while supporting PACER’s work on behalf of children and families.