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The 11th annual Bowls for BrainPower fundraiser event runs November 12-19

The 11th annual Bowls for BrainPower fundraiser event will be held virtually this year, with a 'Best of Show" online auction running Nov. 12-19.

The online auction can be viewed at

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 750 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. This year’s November online auction event features more than 100 pottery creations from Burnsville High School students, ISD 191 staff, community members and professional potters who all donated their time and talents in support of BrainPower in a BackPack.

Donations are tax deductible, and all proceeds are designated to purchase food for BrainPower in a BackPack. 

This year’s Bowls for BrainPower and BrainPower sponsors include: ALDI, Baba’s Food Company, Best Buy, Burnsville High School, BHS Art Department, Burnsville Rotary Organizations, Cargill SALT/Supply Chain, Centerpoint Energy, Continental Clay Company, Daffodil Club, Dakota County Electric, Dan Koch Construction, District 191 Community Education, District 191 Staff, Students and Families, Eagan Foundation, Foundation 191, Kwik Trip, Burnsville, Minnesota Clay, Minnesota Valley Electric Co-op, Prior Lake / Savage Optimist Club, Second Harvest, Target and Valley Natural Foods.

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 or contact Pam Voigt at 612-819-4404.

Posted: Monday, October 26, 2020 - 11:27