Rockstar Row


 

Recent Rockstar Rows:

11/3
Walk to End Hunger 

10/27
Crowning Achievements  
Pageant & Raffle 

10/20
Open Your Heart to the Homeless and Hungry   
Putt-Putt Brewery Crawl

 
Register below for Rockstar Row!
Please note, we book for Rockstar Row no more than 6 months in advance
 

 


11/3 Rockstar Row

The Walk to End Hunger was created in 2008 by the Minnesota Hunger Initiative and is presented by The Mosaic Company.  To date, the Walk to End Hunger has raised more than $2 million to help end hunger throughout Minnesota.

10/27 Rockstar Row  

Crowning Achievements is a 501(c)(3) in Hudson, Wi, serving men and women with special needs in the St. Croix Valley area of Minnesota, Wisconsin and beyond. Each month, they host fun events within our communities to foster awareness and acceptance of their participants, as well as to promote their social circle and skills. All of this is done in hopes of increasing their integration in society as well as advancing and increasing their employment opportunities.

10/20 Rockstar Row  

The folks from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless joined us in our Rockstar Row.  For over 31 years, we have focused solely on ensuring that the poorest and most vulnerable Minnesotans have the most basic of needs: Food. Shelter. Safety. At Open Your Heart, we provide support to more than 200 different homeless shelters and food shelves in urban, suburban, and rural areas in Minnesota annually. We especially look for gaps in funding of services based on geographic or demographic considerations and reach out to agencies serving those communities. We support programs in communities where many traditional funders do not reach – volunteer run domestic violence shelters, homeless programs in sparsely served remote corners of the state, inner city programs dedicated to serving the poorest among us with compassion and dignity, and hunger programs serving clientele with special needs. We design our support in consideration that many agencies are small, volunteer run without professional fundraising staff. We prioritize visiting their programs, understanding their organizational challenges and getting to know the communities in which they serve.

10/13 Rockstar Row  

Now in its 30th year, Como Friends ZooBoo is a non-scary, family-friendly Halloween event that benefits Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. This magical 4 night event offers families a safe trick-or-treating alternative plus many Halloween surprises such as animal visitors, live entertainment and craft projects. Perfect for kids 3-8 year old. All proceeds from this fundraiser help the plants and animals at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Thrive!

9/29 Rockstar Row  

Folks supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation joined our Rockstar Row.  The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.   

9/22 Rockstar Row  

For more than 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been dedicated to fighting every cancer in every community. They are the largest community-based, voluntary health organization in the world, with nearly 2.5 million volunteers in more than 6,000 communities around the globe supporting their cause of saving more lives from cancer.

9/15 Rockstar Row  

In 1976, a small group of parents challenged the state’s policy to close Hastings State Hospital with no transfer of funds. This group, fondly known as the ‘kitchen table coalition’ or ‘NAMI Mommies’ went on to advocate at the state capitol and form the first family support group for Minnesotans who have a loved one with mental illnesses. Now, over 40 years later, NAMI Minnesota reaches over 25,000 people a year through their classes, presentations and support groups across the state while continuing their work for people living with mental illnesses and their families at the Minnesota State Capitol. 

9/8 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

In 1984, a small group of families and providers came together to advocate for services for persons with brain injury and their families. Celebrating 33 years of service, The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance is  the only statewide nonprofit dedicated to serving the 100,000 Minnesotans who live with a disability due to brain injury, their loved one and the professionals who work with them. . Over the decades, the Alliance has developed from an advocacy driven organization, to one that focuses on both advocacy and direct service.  

8/11 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

Mitochondria are responsible for creating more than 90% of the energy needed by the body to sustain life and support organ function. When they fail, less and less energy is generated within the cell. Cell injury and even cell death follow. If this process is repeated throughout the body, whole organ systems begin to fail.

8/4 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

Tribute To The Troops was founded in 2004 to visit local families who had lost a loved one during the War on Terror. They continued with annual motorcycle rides and other events to continue to show those and other families that their sacrifice will not be forgotten.

7/28 Rockstar Row Back To Top

In 2014, Mark Toretsky formed Pins for Parkinson’s to raise money for Park Nicollet Struthers Parkinson’s Center research programs.  In its first three years, they have raised over $19,000!

6/23 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

The mission of the MN Spina Bifida Association is to increase awareness about Spina Bifida and enhance the lives of those affected. The MN SBA was founded in 1973 and is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers.  We strive to promote, encourage, and stimulate the treatment, on-going care, education, socialization, career development and habilitation of people with Spina Bifida.

6/2 Rockstar Row Back To Top

The 5 Eyewitness News Summer Harvest for Kids campaign was created because we believe no Minnesota kid should go hungry over the summer. We've teamed up with local leaders in hunger relief this summer with the goal of raising $150,000 for Minnesota kids in one day.  On Thursday, June 8th 5 Eyewitness News will be live from the Mall of America with entertainment, celebrity guests, and activities.

5/19 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

Books on Wings is a non profit that provides books to children and classrooms in under-served communities and create an environment in which those children have the tools to become lifelong learners. At the end of the classroom experience these quality books will go home with the children as a gift from Books on Wings.  Their goal is to get quality books in the hands of every Minnesota child whose family and community lack the resources to provide those books. Books on Wings provides a unique solution to some of the hurdles that children in under-served communities face, opening the doors for them to become lifelong learners. Books on Wings helps under-served children to open their world to possibilities - one page at a time.  Click here to make a donation.

5/12 Rockstar Row Back To Top

The 8th Annual MN Brain Tumor 5K raises funds for brain tumor research.  To date, nearly $400,000 has been raised from this event and 100% of the funds goes directly for research.

5/5 Rockstar Row Back To Top

Backing the Blue Line (BtBL) unites the power of members and generosity of donors to honor and support Minnesota law enforcement officers, wives and families; We mobilize to provide services, labor and assistance during times of illness or work-related incidents.

4/21 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

Two Men and a Truck was started by two brothers (Brig and Jon Sorber) in Michigan back in the 1980’s. Their mother (Mary Ellen Sheets) started franchising the business in 1985;  fast forward 30 years and they are now in 40 states and 4 countries!

4/14 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

Members of Campus Faith Clubs join us in our Rockstar Row. Campus Faith Clubs (CFC) was founded in 2007 as a response to the number of students (over 80%) that fall away from their faith in middle school and high school.   By encouraging and equipping students to live out their faith Monday through Friday and not just Sunday morning or Wednesday night we teach the kids that their faith is something to embrace and to share and not something to hide or be ashamed of.  Today there are over 50 such clubs in the Metro and outstate areas with over 2000 students participating annually.  Our vision is a faith club in every public secondary school.

4/4 Rockstar Row Back To Top

The Cookie Cart provides teens, ages 15 – 18 with lasting and meaningful work, life, and leadership skills through experience and training in an urban nonprofit bakery. Cookie Cart was started by Sister Jean Thuerauf as a way to engage the young people of North Minneapolis in educational and empowering activities. Sister Jean used cookie baking to connect with youth and to give them a safe and engaging space to avoid the crime and violence of the streets. Today, Cookie Cart serves 200 Twin Cities teens.

3/31 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

Como is one of the country’s last completely free metro area zoo and botanical gardens. Como Friends is the nonprofit partner to Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Since 2000, Como Friends has raised over $37 million.  These funds have been used for projects like Polar Bear Odyssey and The Ordway Gardens, progressive education programs, and keeping admission free.

3/24 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

The first Goldy’s Run at TCF Bank Stadium was on April 9, 2011, and since then over 33,500 runners have crossed the finish line on the 50-yard line. Goldy’s Run was created with the mission of changing the lives of children that suffer from cardiovascular disease. The race takes place because of a partnership with St. Jude Medical Foundation and the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.

3/10 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

We were joined by representatives from Trafficking Justice, a group that fights for freedom from human trafficking through churches and faith-based organizations.

3/10 Rockstar Row Back To Top

Trafficking Justice is a non-profit organization in the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota comprised of churches, faith-based organizations, and other individuals who have come together to fight for freedom from "modern-day slavery" known as human trafficking. The organization was founded six years ago by Adri Carlson, a young woman with a passion for justice and amazing energy and vision.

3/3 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

In 2012, Twin Cities Live helped Sam Knaeble surprise his girlfriend, Amy, when he proposed to her live on the show.

2/17 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

Founded in 2005, The Mission Project is a non-profit reminding our military that they're not alone. Volunteers from the organization write cards and notes, as well as assemble care packages, for those fighting for our country. They also hold a support group for active military and veterans the first Tuesday of every month. The peer-led gathering includes acupuncture, massage, and music therapy as ways to heal.  

2/10 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

JDRF has led the search for a cure for T1D since our founding in 1970. In those days, people commonly called the disease “juvenile diabetes” because it was frequently diagnosed in, and strongly associated with, young children. Our organization began as the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Later, to emphasize exactly how we planned to end the disease, we added a word and became the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Today, we know an equal number of children and adults are diagnosed every day—approximately 110 people per day. Thanks to better therapies—which JDRF funding has been instrumental in developing and making available—people with T1D live longer and stay healthier while they await the cure.

2/3 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

The Fraser organization provides a range of services for children, adolescents, adults, and families in the Twin Cities dealing with autism and other special needs.  There is an event coming up on Sunday, February 26th at Pinstripes in Edina that pairs local celebrities…with bowling!

1/27 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

A Night to Remember is a FREE Prom honoring students with special needs ages 15-24 years old. The Prom will be held on April 30th, 2017.  Every Honored Guest attending the prom is provided, FREE OF CHARGE; a tuxedo or prom dress, accessories to match, hair styling and make-up by professional cosmetologists, a corsage or boutonniere, a ride in a limousine, a walk down the red carpet (complete with paparazzi and cheering fans), a night of dinner and dancing, a gift bag, prom photo and special memories that will last a lifetime. Each honored guest is partnered up with a student who serves as their host for the event. It is a true Night To Remember for everyone involved!

1/13 Rockstar Row Back To Top

There are over 100,000 kids in the foster care system in the United States. The Reel Hope Project mission is to help get these kids into permanent homes.  Using professional videographers, Reel Hope makes professional, creative, high quality videos of the kids who are available for adoption.  The videos are taken to churches throughout Minnesota.  The organization will connect any family that steps forward with interest in adopting a child featured to resources to begin the adoption process.

12/23 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

Bikers Against Child Abuse was formed in 1995 by a biker named Chief. When he wasn’t out riding, his day job was a Social Worker Play Therapist.  He started riding his motorcycle over to the kids house that he was working with and noticed the difference it was making.  The group now has chapters in all 50 states and 17 countries!