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Goal exceeded in this year's Bowls for BrainPower fundraiser

The sixth annual Bowls for BrainPower on April 14 was a success!

The goal was to raise $14,000, but the event brought in $16,303 in donations for BrainPower in a BackPack.

This year’s event was dedicated to Burnsville High School art teacher Tim Hammes, at right, who passed away in March and had worked tirelessly to ensure the success of the event every year. “Tim’s idea was for students to serve students, to work alongside others, teaching and learning at the same time. He taught them to make bowls, but wanted them to learn how to give from their hearts,” said Fay Finn, his partner on this project.

Bowls for BrainPower thanks all the volunteers who made this event so successful. 

Bowls for BrainPower is a collaboration between the Burnsville High School art department and the District 191 Community Education Youth Service Program. The program relies on Burnsville High School students and community volunteers. This year’s Bowls for BrainPower sponsors included  Foundation 191, BHS Blaze Fund, Blick Art Materials-Edina, Campus Cup Café, Chianti Grill, ISD 191 Community Education, Continental Clay, Kusske Financial Management, Olive Garden, Skyline Displays Midwest, Target and Valley Natural Foods.

For more information about Bowls for BrainPower and BrainPower in a Backpack, go to or contact Fay Finn at (952) 356-7999 or

Thanks to Mindi Limberg, teacher at Vista View Elementary, for sharing her photos of this year's event.
Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 08:10