Royal Bash 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 6 pm

bash-mardi-gras-logo-2017A sell-out Royal Bash crowd celebrated Mardi Gras (and our kids, of course!) at a new larger venue – the Marriott Minnetonka Southwest. We enjoyed pianists, a magician, a scrumptious dinner, dancing with a fun DJ, and mingling with fellow Hopkins supporters. Together, we raised $182,000!!


A huge thank you to our Royal Bash 2017 sponsors!

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You Can Still Help!

This year, Special Appeal contributions fund the third year of Full Steam Ahead. There’s still time to participate. Make your contribution here.

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Photos Galore!

We have lots of fun photos of our Royal Bash attendees having a great time. Check out the photo gallery here.

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A Fun-Filled Evening!

6:00 pm — Cocktails, Mardi Gras Games & Merriment, Music, Silent Auction!
7:30 pm —  Delicious dinner with seating at assigned tables; Silent Auction closes
8:15 pm — Brief Program, Special Appeal & Live Auction
9:00 pm —  Dancing with a DJ or quiet conversation by the piano, Dessert & Coffee

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Elegant, Larger Venue!

The Marriott Southwest
5801 Opus Parkway, Minnetonka
Just completed an award-winning renovation
Plenty of free parking.

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Scrumptious Food!

Guests enjoyed three delicious dinner options prepared by Chef Seth Bixby Daugherty.  

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After the program, many of us kicked off your shoes and danced. Our great DJ played lots of requests and kept the dance floor hopping!

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Mellow Out!

For guests looking for quiet conversation instead of boisterous dancing, we had a great piano bar.

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We showed up in our dressy (but not too dressy) attire and sported Mardi Gras masks and beads.

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Lively Bidding!

Mobile devices mad it easy to bid on many great silent auction items while still mingling and visiting with friends and neighbors. And of course we had a great Live Auction after dinner, including fabulous experiences and a terrific trip!

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New this year! We held a raffle for a great trip. Our lucky winner (and frequent Bash attendee) Stacy will be able to choose a Caribbean Cruise, a golf outing in Palm Springs, or an adventure in New Orleans.

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We hope you’ll join us for Royal Bash 2018!

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Our tax id is 41-1808042.