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Minneapolis Gala featuring Guest Speaker P.J. Fleck, Presented by Benson-Orth

May 4 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge for the 25th Annual Minneapolis Gala, featuring Guest Speaker P.J. Fleck!

Presented by Benson Orth General Contractors.

We are looking forward to a special night with you, connecting and raising funds for the life-changing work of Mn Adult & Teen Challenge.  Hear our 350 clients share powerful stories and songs of hope. Join us on Friday, May 4 at the Hilton Minneapolis!


P.J. Fleck, Guest Speaker

Head Football Coach, University of Minnesota

P.J. (Philip John) Fleck was named head football coach at the University of Minnesota on January 6, 2017. Fleck is the 30th head coach in the program’s history. He has a career record of 35-29.

Fleck led a young and inexperienced Gopher squad in 2017, as 49 of Minnesota’s 110 players (44.5%) were freshmen or redshirt freshmen and 76 (69%) were underclassmen. Fleck guided Minnesota to a 5-7 record and those five wins were the most by a first-year Gopher head coach new to the program since the legendary Murray Warmath won seven games in 1954.  Read more…

Leah McLean, Emcee

Anchor, KSTP

Leah joined 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS in June 2004. She has worked as a producer and reporter and now anchors the 5 pm, 6 pm and 10 pm newscasts. Born and raised in Minneapolis, Leah traveled the country to gain experience before coming home to work at KSTP.  She got her broadcasting start at KGUN-TV in Tucson, Arizona. She also worked at KTVZ-TV in Bend, Oregon and Wausau, Wisconsin. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of St. Thomas in both Communication and Spanish.  Read more…





5:30pm: Silent Auction

Silent Auction Preview

7:00pm: Dinner & Program featuring the MnTC Choir


Empress Salad
Strips of Red and Yellow Peppers, Davina and Heirloom Tomatoes, Grilled Artichokes, and Prairie Breeze Cheese on a Bed of Red Romaine and Bibb Lettuces, Blackberries, Emerald Dressing, and a Grissini Breadstick

Teres Medallion Paired with Salmon
Teres Major, Barbecue Butter, and Farm Raised Salmon with Grilled Zucchini, Peppadew, Caper Salsa with a Sweet Chili Glaze, Lemon Pepper Risotto, Fire Grilled Broccolini, and Yellow Pattypan Squash

Vegetable Tian (Vegetarian Option)
Sweet Potato with Parsnips and Mushroom Crown, Fire Grilled Broccolini, and Red Pepper Tomato Coulis

Lemon Raspberry Tiramisu and Chocolate Marquis


If you can’t attend the gala but would like to make a donation, you can do so by clicking the button below!

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Hilton Rooms

The Hilton has reserved a block of rooms through March 31st for anyone who would like to stay at the hotel the night of the gala.  Rates are: Single – $135, Double – $135, Triple – $155, Quad – $175.  Reservations can be made by calling 612.376.1000 and referencing the code ATC, or online here.

Car Raffle

2017 Buick LaCrosse
Donated by Walser Foundation, funded by Walser Automotive Group

Tickets are $100 each.  Call Stephanie at 612.238.6155 to reserve your ticket, or print and mail this form.


Volunteers Needed

If you would like to support our event by volunteering, please sign up!

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Sponsor the Minneapolis Gala

We invite you to join us as a corporate sponsor in support of our mission through this event, while receiving special recognition among our 1,700 attendees and larger online community

Click here for information about sponsorship opportunities or contact Julia Lauwagie @ 612-238-6132 or julia.lauwagie@mntc.org.


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Megan Mattson


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Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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