Skills Therapy
Metro Friendship
Helping Kids Fit In and Shine providing scholarships
          for social skills education

  Ice Breaker Social Gala

Tickets to Paradise
Warm Your Hearts for Our Kids

Sunday, April 19, 2015
at BayView Event Center, Excelsior, MN

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Silent Auction Packet

Corporate Sponsor Packet - Group Table Order

Volunteer Sign-up

2015 Corporate Sponsors
               Sue Becker         Charles and Evonne Swanson             

                                                   Denise Buller      Deb Varney

In-Kind Sponsors
Bobby, "The Voice" Edmondson
Scott McGinnis
Tia Hecker
Sweetpea Tawnya Konobeck
Sanibel Randolph
West Metro Learning Connections, Inc.

Thank you to the following silent auction contributors: 2nd Swing, 6Smith, Anonymous,
Autism Resource Network, Autism Society of Minnesota, Baker National Golf Course, Bario, Jeff Bauer, BayView Event Center,
Blue Plate, Jackie Borgan, Greg and Terri Borowick, Dawn Brasch, Boulder Co., By The Yard, Michael Byrne, Chanhassen Dinner Theaters, Dale Studios, Deer Run Golf, Depot Tavern, Excelsior Brewing Co., First Avenue, Foss Swim School, Fox Hollow Golf, Grand Slam, Granite City, Great Harvest, Green Lotus Yoga, Michael Grotheim, Guthrie Theater, Lane Guyot, Heather Holbrook, Hollywood Fashion Secrets, Tony Horning, Debra Jensen, Lago Tacos, Talia Lehman, Lifetime Chiropractic, Mall of America, Debra & Doug Marston, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Renaissance Festival, Minnesota Swarm, Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Zoo, Music & Massage, Mystic Lake Casino, Nugent Yard Art, Old Log Theater, Pandora, Papa John's Pizza, Pioneer Creek Golf Course, Sanctuary Salon, Debra & Scott Schipper,  Science Museum of MN, Serendipty Accessories, Judy Shinn, Dennis Skovstad, South Lake Cycle, Spasso, Spirit of the Lake Yoga, St. Paul Saints, Timber Creek Golf Course, Tommy's Tonka Trolley, Total Wine, Tread Light, Valleyfair, The Village Company, and WMLC Staff

Taste of the Lakes - Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

The Taste of the Lakes was amazing! A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support us and for Bayview Event Center for hosting and donating Charter Cruises, MinnWest Bank, Festivities, West Metro Learning Connections, The Autism Society of MN, Sun Sailor and Lakeshore Weekly News for sponsoring the event! The food was delicious thanks to Victoria House, Cuzzy's, The Suburban, Bayside Grill, Joey Nova's, Maynards, Big Bowl, Cafe Strada and Paradise Charter Cruises. Many thanks to Party Crashers for the celebrity look alike guests as well Dave Burkart with amazing music! Leah and Lucy you touched our hearts with your amazing story! It was so fun and the best part is, we raised money for kids with Autism!

The 2014 Ice Breaker Social was a "Black and White Masquerade."

Emcee: O'Neal Hampton AKA 2010 Biggest Loser;
Award Recipients:  Individual - Blake Sawyer, Professional - Sandy Curry

See photos on FaceBook

The 2013 Ice Breaker Social presented "The Golden Age of Hollywood...A Red Carpet Affair."

Emcee:  Tim Sherno of KSTP;
Award Recipients:  Individual - Julian Gallaty, Professional - Deb Marston;
Silent Auction; Opportunity Drawing for a stay on the island of Kauai;
Music performed by Chrystal Odin and the Le Cirque Rouge House Band

The 2012 Ice Breaker Social cruised through the early 1900's!

Emcee:  Tim Sherno of KSTP; Special Guest:  Tamara-Jett,
Ms. Midwest World International 2012; Guest Speaker:  Dr. Elizabeth Reeve;
Award Recipients:  Individual - Jacob Beno, Professional - Lori Fildes;
Silent Auction; Wine Wall; Heads or Tails Game;
Jazz music performed by Chrystal Odin and the Le Cirque Rouge House Band

Program Video


The 2011 Ice Breaker Social was a swanky event!

   Emcee:  Janel Klein of KARE 11
     and dancing to the music of Davina and the Vagabonds

The 2010 Ice Breaker Social was another fantastic event!

   Emcee:  John Sweeney of the Brave New Workshop
     and dancing to the music of Revolver and the Secret Agents

The 2009 Ice Breaker Social was a touching event!

   Emcee:  Angela Davis of WCCO
     and singing by Natalie Davis and Esera Tualo

Ongoing Fundraiser

Help raise money for scholarships by signing up to be a tester at Food Perspectives.
Register at

MFF will receive $10 each time you take part in a taste test. You will also receive a check for $25 in the mail. You can also sign that over to MFF.

Feel free to recruit family and friends. The more people recruited the more money we can raise for scholarships.

You can donate directly to MFF by sending a check to:

Metro Friendship Foundation
14111 Garden View Ct.
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Other Fundraisers

MFF holds other fundraising activities. Some of these include grocery bagging, wine tasting parties, a garage sale, and Lillian's Diva Night. Check this space for times and locations.

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