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January 2017

PACER e-news: Resources and information for children with disabilities and their families

EXCITING OPPORTUNITY! COCKTAIL PARTY AND NEW MOVIE PREVIEW MARCH 9

Join PACER for the grand opening of the newly remodeled Willow Creek Theater located near General Mills (9900 Shelard Pkwy., Plymouth, MN 55441). The new owner, Emagine Entertainment, is donating all proceeds from ticket sales to PACER.

Tickets are $100, and include a pre-movie cocktail party at the theater with food, wine, and valet parking. The cocktail party will take place from 6-8 p.m. with the movies beginning at 8 p.m. Movies being show include The Great Wall starring Matt Damon; Logan starring Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart (part of the X-Men series), and Kong: Skull Island. See this movie a day before it’s released to the public! Purchase your tickets today or call 952.838.9000.

LAUGH WITH A LEGEND! JAY LENO TO HEADLINE PACER’S ANNUAL BENEFIT MAY 13

Tickets are now available to see Jay Leno live at PACER’s 35th 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. Order tickets online or call 952.838.9000 for tickets or to learn about corporate sponsorship opportunities.

CREATIVE KIDS CONTEST ON FEBRUARY 25

Children with disabilities, ages 4-17, and their families are invited to gather at PACER Center from 10:00 til noon for a morning of creativity, fun, and exploration around the themes of unity, inclusion, kindness and friendship. Register here! Kids will use their imaginations to express themselves in vibrant colors through various art media. The winner’s art will become the cover design of the PACER Greeting Card, which is sold online and at the PACER Benefit silent auction; the original artwork of the top eight designs will be also be sold at silent auction.

ATTENTION TEACHERS:
LAST CHANCE! YOUR STUDENTS CAN BE PART OF THE BULLYING PREVENTION SOLUTION

As part of its “Students with Solutions” campaign, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center has launched an exciting contest for K-12 classrooms. Four classrooms will be awarded LilGadget headphones for each student, and a pizza party. Other prizes include books, medals, and rolls of DuckTape.  Teachers can enter their students’ art, poetry, stories or graphics in response to watching a new animated video series and engaging in class discussion. The contest closes on January 31, and winners will be announced in February.Email [email protected] or call 953.838.9000 to be on the mailing list.

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GREAT OPPORTUNITIES

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SHOP AT AMAZON.COM AND SUPPORT PACER
Go to smile.amazon.com and register PACER as your favorite charity. Then, each time you enter Amazon through the smile.amazon.com portal, .5% of your purchase will be automatically donated to PACER.

CONTACT PACER FOR ASSISTANCE AND INFORMATION

PACER Center is a national nonprofit organization that provides services to families of children and young adults with any disability, as well as resources to prevent bullying through PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. For assistance and information, please contact us via email or call 952-838-9000.

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