Rockstar Row


Recent Rockstar Rows:

Paul's Pals 
Paul Adelman Golf Classic 

Tickets for Kids 
Ticket to the Twin Cities  

The Food Group
Summer Harvest for Kids

Summer Harvest for Kids

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


7/13 Rockstar Row  

Paul’s Pals was founded in 1996 in honor of Paul Adelman, who with humor and persistence lived above disabilities stemming from three brain surgeries over seven years. In the process, his parents Floyd and Andrea discovered wonderful organizations such as Courage Center, Miracle League, and a Boy Scout’s troop, that helped their son enjoy life more fully.

6/22 Rockstar Row  

Tickets for Kids provides opportunities for underprivileged and at-risk youth to attend ballgames, theatre performances, and museums at no-cost.  Through their network of over 200 nonprofit organization partners and over 35 cultural venue ticket donors, Tickets for Kids expects to provide more than 20,000 experiences for the most vulnerable youth of our state in 2018.

6/8 Rockstar Row  

The Food Group is a local nonprofit focused on providing healthy food to the community. Our programs include food shelf and meal program support, Fare For All, a program offering healthy and affordable foods, and Big River Farms a program offering sustainable agriculture education for local immigrant and historically underserved farmers. The Food Group focuses on local food access, equity, and nutrition issues related to food and hunger in more than 32 counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin. 

6/1 Rockstar Row  

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 MATTER and The Food Group to make this dream a reality.

5/18 Rockstar Row

Feed My Starving Children is partnering with Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge and Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities to bring 5,000 volunteers together on the Saturday before Father’s Day. These will support an immediate need for food where it is needed most, as well as future efforts to fight drug addiction and homelessness in Minnesota, and starvation around the world.

5/4 Rockstar Row  

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is the international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault, and gender violence. Each year an ever-increasing number of men, women, and families are joining this award-winning walk as a unique way to raise awareness in their communities about the serious causes, effects, and remediation to domestic and sexual violence. 

4/27 Rockstar Row  

The MN Brain Tumor 5K's mission is the same as the Musella Foundation's mission: to help raise awareness and funds in support of brain tumor research that will one day lead to a cure.

4/18 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

Welcome the Children’s Hospital Association to our Rockstar Row!  For 85 years they have been dedicated to improve the health and well-being of children at Children’s Minnesota.  They do this by raising funds to provide the support for programs and services at the hospital and throughout the community.  

4/17 Rockstar Row Back To Top

More than two hundred thousand Minnesotans have food allergies and about 200 people die each year in the U.S. because of them.  Food allergies are increasing and becoming more severe.  You can help raise awareness by joining the Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Association of Minnesota on the Food Allergy Awareness Walk on May 6th at Como Park.

3/16 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

ZOOM House is a transformational housing program that assists families to move from the experience of homelessness toward self-sufficiency offering resources, guidance and support in their journey. 

3/9 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

Cradle of Hope was established in 1973 when its founder, Ann Dickinson, used a $5,000 inheritance to help five pregnant women.  Since then, Cradle of Hope continues to partner with over 130 agencies to assist families and has allocated over $5 million to more than 25,000 Minnesota women who needed assistance as they faced a challenging pregnancy or crisis related to the birth of their baby.  For a pregnant woman and her baby, obtaining the necessary financial and material assistance can relieve an abundance of stress during this already difficult time.  Cradle of Hope ensures that rent is paid and that portable cribs are distributed so every baby has a safe place to sleep.   Families feel supported and are filled with hope for their futures – sometimes for the first time.

2/23 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

 In 2006 Pam Philipp organized a local drive to help outfit high school girls in need with all the accoutrements for prom.   Her Godmother magic made a huge impact for the community and she has turned her vision into a non-profit organization dedicated to providing prom gowns and accessories at no charge to high school girls throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin who would otherwise be unable to attend prom due to difficult financial or family circumstances

2/16 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle—and it's serious and stressful to manage. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D and there is currently no cure. When you participate in your local JDRF One Walk, the money you raise supports life–changing breakthroughs that give hope to everyone impacted by this disease. And, you'll have a great time doing it! That's because you'll walk with a committed community that is passionate about doing whatever it takes to help turn Type One into Type None.

1/19 Rockstar Row Back To Top

The mission of the Spare Key organization is to provide assistance to families in crisis with critically ill children with assistance to pay their mortgage so they can keep their homes. The folks at Klein Bank donated a pair of Super Bowl tickets to Spare Key to help raise funds to support their cause.  Raffle tickets were sold for a chance to win the tickets to the big game with the proceeds benefiting the families directly. 

1/12 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

During his retirement years, Harmon was a spokesperson for the hospice movement and embraced the role it plays at one of the most critical times we face in life. Harmon’s family and friends created the Harmon Killebrew Hospice Home for Kids Fund to support Crescent Cove in its efforts to open the Midwest’s first children's hospice and respite home.

12/7 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

The Adoption is Love Fund provides grants to families looking to adopt children and wishes grants for those in Minnesota's foster care system.

11/3 Rockstar Row Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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.