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April 13, 2017
Contact: Michele St. Martin
(952) 838-9000
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PACER Center’s Annual Benefit is May 13 featuring Jay Leno

This year’s raffle grand prize is a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Napa Valley

Minneapolis: Emmy Award-winning comedian Jay Leno will be the featured performer at PACER Center’s 35th Annual Benefit, presented by Starkey Hearing Technologies, on Saturday, May 13 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Leno is the former host of The Tonight Show and current star of CNBC’s Jay Leno’s Garage.

Following his performance, Leno will personally auction a tour for four people of his private collection of cars and motorcycles to benefit the work PACER does for families of children with disabilities and children who are bullied.

In addition to Leno’s performance and PACER’s legendary Live and Silent Auctions, guests have the opportunity to purchase Raffle tickets. The grand prize is an incredible once-in-a-lifetime trip for two people to Napa Valley.

The experience features a 14-course tasting menu with wine pairings at the amazing French Laundry Restaurant, a six-course tasting menu with wine pairings at the Michelin Star Auberge du Soleil Restaurant, and three nights at the four-diamond Meritage Resort and Spa!

The trip package will also include two round-trip, first class airline tickets on Sun Country from Minneapolis–St. Paul to Napa Valley (some date restrictions apply). Raffle tickets can be purchased by calling 952-838-9000. Additional information is available at

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer this amazing trip to Napa Valley,” said Paula Goldberg, PACER’s Executive Director. “The Raffle is another way for guests to support PACER and they do not need to be present to win.”

Proceeds from the Annual Benefit support PACER’s programs for children with disabilities and PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which was founded in 2006 so that bullying is no longer considered an accepted childhood rite of passage. Benefit tickets start at $75; visit or call 952-838-9000.