The 10th annual Bowls for BrainPower is moving online with a Best of Show silent auction event starting May 14 and running through May 23.
This annual fundraiser supports BrainPower in a Backpack, a largely student-supported community service program providing weekend meals to students in need. Funded entirely by donations, BrainPower currently sends food home to more than 775 children each weekend during the school year in District 191. The event has raised more than $100,000 to support BrainPower in a Backpack since its inception in 2009.
Bowls for BrainPower is dedicated to Burnsville High School Art Teacher Tim Hammes, who believed that many people taking small actions can make a BIG difference. The silent auction event features more than 20 pottery items created by former Burnsville High School art teacher Tim Hammes, who passed away in March of 2016.
Donations are tax deductible, and all proceeds are designated to purchase food for BrainPower in a BackPack.
This year’s Bowls for BrainPower sponsors include: Foundation 191; Burnsville High School; BHS Culinary Arts program; BHS art department; District 191 Community Education; Continental Clay Company; Burnsville Rotary Organizations; Cargill SALT/Ag Horizons; Eagan Foundation; Skyline Displays Midwest; Minnesota Clay; Target; Schuler Shoes; ALDI; Dakota County Electric; Minnesota Valley Electric Co-op; Daffodil Club; Jensen’s Supper Club; Olive Garden; Roasted Pear; Blue Ox Sandwich Factory; and D. Fongs.
Bowls for BrainPower is a collaboration between the Burnsville High School art department, District 191 Community Education Youth Services program and District 191 elementary and middle School art teachers. BrainPower in a Backpack, which relies on student and community volunteers, serves all District 191 students, including Early Childhood Special Education and Early Childhood Family Education.
For more information about Bowls for BrainPower, visit www.isd191.org/brainpower or contact Pam Voigt at 612-819-4404.