Virtual Royal Bash 2021: One-Hour FREE Event

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On Saturday, February 20, Virtual Royal Bash raised $182,031!!
Thank you to all who contributed and Celebrated Home with HEF!
The LIVE show may be over, but take another look; there’s so much to see:

20 inspiring alumni stories; 10 videos showcasing HEF Grants in Action at Hopkins schools; and lots of fun from co-hosts Belinda Jensen (KARE11 Meteorologist), Alice Smith Principal Eduardo Navidad and Glen Lake Principal Jeff Radel. HERE are ‘behind the scenes’ photos, and snaps of viewers watching from home.
DONATE HERE to our Special Appeal, Pathways to a Healthy Future.

A BIG Thank You to all of our 2021 Royal Bash Sponsors!!


Where? Your favorite comfy chair

Join the community of HEF Supporters at this exciting LIVE event! Together, we proudly raise funds for our Hopkins Public Schools students.

6:45 pmPre-Show begins
7:00 pmEmcee Belinda Jensen, KARE11 Meteorologist, will be joined by Hopkins Principals Jeff Radel and Eduardo Navidad, for an evening filled with Hopkins alumni stories, HEF grants-in-action, Premium Auction items, Special Appeal, and more.
7:15 pmRaffle Winner #1 drawn; don’t miss it!

7:55 pmRaffle Winner #2 drawn; don’t miss it! And that’s a wrap!

8 pm Stick around for the Post-Show – fun photos and videos you may have missed in the Pre-Show. And there’s still time to place your bids – auction still open!

10:00 pm — Auction CLOSES

You make this event special!


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Auction Opens Saturday Feb 13, 7AM!

Royal Bash 2021 is a FREE event, open to everyone. The auction OPENS on February 13th, and CLOSES on February 20th at 10:00 PM.  Just REGISTER HERE with your contact information so we can email you the links to the full auction AND to the virtual event. NO credit card info needed until YOU decide to bid on an item. Items are still being added! Winners will pick up any physical items at HEF’s office the week of February 22nd. Contact HEF to arrange: 952-988-4097. Gift Certificates will be mailed.

How to Tune In to Royal Bash AND Bid?

You’ll want to WATCH Royal Bash 2021 on February 20; Pre-Show starts at 6:45PM. We’ll send out the YouTube link a few days before. So watch on one device like a laptop or an iPad (and you can hook that device to your television with your HTML cable for a bigger/better view). If you have a Smart TV, or YouTube available through your cable/streaming service, simply fire up YouTube. To BID on an item while you watch, use a different mobile device such as your phone. Remember, the auction OPENS on February 13th, with hot bidding every day until February 20th, when the auction will close promptly at 10 PM. Register HERE to get access to the bidding site, as well as to the Virtual Royal Bash.

Principal Eduardo Navidad, Alice Smith Elementary

Belinda Jensen, KARE11 Meteorologist

Principal Jeff Radel, Glen Lake Elementary

Two Lucky Winners! Fabulous Odds!

We’re doing it again! Raffle tickets have been sold in the past several weeks. Two winners will be drawn ‘live’ at the Virtual online event, on Saturday, February 20. Each winner scores $1,000 CASH! Only 150 max tickets will be sold, at $100 each. Learn more HERE.

We Want Your Photos!

We have a lot of great photos of past year’s events… but THIS year, send us a selfie! We’d love to publish photos of you attending Virtual Royal Bash 2021 – in the comfort of your own home, with your favorite people, and all decked out in your comfiest clothes. After Royal Bash, email your photos to

Pathways to a Healthy Future special appeal Bash 2020

Special Appeal

HEF’s Special Appeal is a BIG ASK for BIG school district projects that effect many students. Pathways to a Healthy Future is now in Year 2. HEF is asking for $105,000 to fund a College Admissions and Career Placement Specialist to guide scholars along their pathways beyond Hopkins. Learn more HERE.

Learn all about the projects funded by Royal Bash 2020 HERE; please note that while some are on hold due to the pandemic, work is being done behind the scenes, and they will all be fully implemented as soon as possible.

Get Your Swag! Limited Quantities Available Sold Out

To enhance your Royal Bash evening and show your Hopkins spirit, HEF has put together a Swag Bag full of goodies for you. For only $40, order an awesome bag of treats – a $70 value! In a heavy-duty re-usable burlap bag from Tonkadale – Your Greenhouse Home, you’ll find a fun Hopkins “H” and HEF mask (seen here); custom Royal Bash non-alcoholic mixer from Tattersall Distilling plus 2 bottles sparkling water; Pizza from a local vendor (gift card); AND a whole lot more! Bags will be available for pick-up at Eisenhower Community Center in the week prior to the Bash. Order HERE.


Can’t wait to “see” you at Royal Bash 2021!