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PACER's Annual Benefit


Minneapolis Convention Center
May 12th, 2018

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.

2018 Performer: Jennifer Hudson
Performance by Jay Leno

Academy Award-winning actress and Grammy Award-winning singer Jennifer Hudson will headline PACER’s Annual Benefit on Saturday, May 12 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Hudson, who currently stars as a coach on “The Voice,” first rose to fame as a contestant on “American Idol” more than 13 years ago. Since then, the vibrant performer has gained worldwide acclaim. She went on to win the Academy Award for her role in “Dreamgirls,” and has since won the Golden Globe, NAACP Image Award, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Awards, among others. In “Dreamgirls,” a star was born when Jennifer Hudson started to sing.

Raffle Extravaganza

Taste the best that the Big Apple has to offer at two of New York’s most well-known restaurants — and be part of the live audience at a cooking-themed talk show. You and a guest will spend two nights relaxing at the New York Grand Hyatt Hotel, located in the heart of the city.

VIP Tickets to see The Chew!

Experience a live taping of this Emmy Award-winning show that celebrates and explores life through food. Meet the cast, sample the delicious creations, and make your TV debut at the famous Tasting Table!

Restaurant Daniel

Savor French cuisine at celebrity chef Daniel Boulud’s flagship restaurant in New York! Enjoy a four -course dinner with sommelier selected wine pairings at this two-star Michelin rated restaurant.

The Spotted Pig Restaurant

At this famous restaurant, experience chef April Bloomfield’s inimitable fare.

Raffle Ticket Purchase Form

All experiences are for two people. Tickets for The Chew must be redeemed by 6/30/2018. Some restrictions apply.

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!

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