March 9, 2024 at 5:00 pm 

Torey’s Restaurant & Bar
208 N Cedar Avenue, Owatonna

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Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Embark on a journey along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail with a 3-night getaway for a group of four. During your stay, immerse yourself in the world of bourbon with tours and tastings at four of America's top distilleries. Your options may include renowned names like Woodford Reserve, Four Roses, Wild Turkey, Buffalo Trace, Maker's Mark, and more (subject to availability). Beyond the distillery experiences, Lexington has much to offer. Explore the historic Keeneland Racecourse or take a leisurely horse-drawn carriage ride through the charming downtown district. This city is also known for its numerous horse farms and championship golf courses, making it a destination that caters to everyone's interests. Your journey won't just be limited to exploring and savoring the nation's finest bourbon; it also includes a delectable dinner at Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse.

Under the Tuscan Sun

Journey through the small, charming medieval town of Cortona for your ultimate Italian escape! Enjoy a 7-night stay for 4 in a quaint hilltop apartment within walking distance of local restaurants, bars, and shopping. No trip to Tuscany is complete without exploring the region’s best wineries and experiencing the amazing food Italy has to offer. Explore centuries of Tuscan art, culture, and cuisine with local recommendations and insights from your destination experts. Included in your stay are welcome aperativos at a local wine bar, as well as a private lunch, tasting and winery visit.


Seas the Day

Winners choose from a luxury collection of beachfront resorts in stunning destinations along the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, where everything has been created for happiness! Enjoy luxurious accommodations from Vidanta Grand Mayan Resorts with endless pools, world-class restaurants, activities for all ages, and staff that caters to your every need. You will enjoy a vacation filled with fun, relaxation, and the very best service in Mexico. With multiple destinations offering distinctly unique and beautiful locales to experience, every trip can offer new exciting ways to vacation with the same comfortable and friendly atmosphere.

The Master Room features a king-size bed, one bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub, a TV, and a private terrace with a view for 7 nights. Enjoy views of the ocean and pools from your private balcony. Each studio Master Room can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children aged 12 and under. 

You Knead This

The Gozney Dome S1 packs the iconic performance and intuitive design of the award-winning Dome into a streamlined, propane gas-fueled package to elevate any backyard. Dome S1 makes it easier than ever to get straight to making restaurant-quality pizza. It works effortlessly for both beginners and chefs, reaching temperatures in excess of 950F so you can cook pizza in 60 seconds. Perfectly done steaks with a crust you can only get at high temp. Fish that flakes just right. The possibilities are limitless. The Gozney Dome S1 and stand is a backyard centerpiece worth gathering around.

You will also receive a class for two to Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm pizza cooking class to learn from the experts.

Donated by BBBS Board of Directors, North Star Aviation & Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm

Paradise Awaits

You better Belize you’re in for a treat with this seaside oasis! Jet off to Thatch Caye Resort, located on its own 11-acre Caribbean Island, nine miles off the coast of Dangriga, Belize. The resort is situated on the second largest barrier reef in the world. This all-inclusive 5-night stay for two will let you enjoy the island's natural beauty and amenities in luxury. You'll have your own private oceanfront cabana, with stunning views of the ocean every morning. Your package includes a boat transfer to and from Dangriga, and use of the kayaks, paddleboards, snorkeling gear, fishing poles, and other island toys. All-inclusive dining includes all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, a made to order breakfast, a traditional Belizean lunch, an afternoon snack, and an authentic three course dinner, with fresh, seasonal ingredients from Muy’Ono Farms. The All Inclusive, Island Style package is the perfect way to experience all that Belize has to offer.

Get Your Motor Running

Embrace the great outdoors and enjoy an incredible guided snowmobiling weekend tour through the Big Sandy Watershed in Aitkin County. Pass through Savannah Portage State Park, tamarack, birch, pine and hardwood forests, stop at local public houses, climb a fire tower and witness the dark stary night sky.  The 2-night stay includes the use of 4 snowmobiles, helmets, two breakfasts with Candullo coffee, Saturday night dinner, hot tub, games, morning walks and satisfying accommodations at the Havelka’s cabin on Big Sandy Lake.  Reserve your week in January or February of 2025.

Donated by Brian and Kari Bunkers, John and Amy Jo Havelka

Not Your Average Joe

Become a backyard chef with your Kamado Joe Kettle and a quarter beef from Carlander Cattle Company! Your Kamado Joe Kettle provides unique ceramic cooking qualities that improve heat retention, fuel efficiency, and smoking ability. Indulge in endless summer cook outs and make the most of your kettle with beef that is grass/corn fed with no growth hormones. It’s 90% lean and always delicious!

Donated by Northern Fire, Carlander Cattle Company, & State Bank of Faribault

The Suite Life

Catch the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2024-25 season from one of the best views in the stadium – a fully catered, 12-person suite. Enjoy beverages and appetizers from a world-renowned chef throughout the game.  12 tickets and 3 parking passes are included. Game to be determined based on availability.

Donated by Federated Insurance

Lake Francis Getaway

Ready for a break from it all? You are just a 30-minute drive to a stress-free long weekend. Relax and enjoy the view for 3 nights from this 3-bedroom lake home on beautiful Lake Francis. Turn up the fun with access to stand-up paddle boards and kayaks! Summer 2024 weekends available excluding holidays.

Donated by Mike & Nancy Keller

Be a VIP

Be the VIP of 2025 Evening for Kids’ Sake with this first-class table for 8 with the best view in the house! Includes your very own waitstaff, VIP parking, 2 complimentary drink tickets per person, express check out, and a special gift.

Farm to Table

An extraordinary evening on the prairie in Blooming Grove for 8 guests.  Underneath the vast prairie sky, indulge in a four-course feast presented to you at an elegantly set table under the sky.  Featuring homemade delicacies created by local chefs and farmers to bring you truly the best from farm directly to your table.  Each course will be carefully paired with craft beer samplings and wine pairings.  All curated for an unforgettable dining experience amidst the rustic beauty of the prairie.

Donated by Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm, C & T Dahle, Half Pint Brewing Company, Uff Da Acres, Deerfield Rustics, Spinler Family Farms

What's Brewin'?

Calling all beer enthusiasts! Stop by Mineral Springs Brewery to enjoy a tap or two of the latest brews and take four crowlers home with you each month. Bring your passion for beer to the next level by learning from some of the best local brewers in the business. Spend a day with both Seven Sins Brewing and FOHR Guys Brewing learning the craft of beer making.

Donated by Mineral Springs Brewery, Seven Sins Brewing, & FOHR Guys Brewing

Let's Play Hockey

Gear up to watch the Minnesota Wild take on the Seattle Kraken at 6:00pm on Thursday, April 18th.  Experience the puck drop from Section 118, Row 4, Seats 5-8.  Reserved parking included.  Also included is a signed Marcus Foligno jersey and hat.

Donated by North Star Aviation, Bryant Heating and Cooling

Love Language

Sometimes it’s the simple gifts that say "I love you". Make her day with a beautiful white gold and diamond necklace from Kottke Jewelers, valued over $1200. Celebrate your love all year long with 24 handmade confections from Costas Candies every month for 12 months.  You will receive 12 bottles of Vintage Escapes wine and a monthly flower bouquet from Cedar Floral.

Donated by Kottke Jewelers, Costa’s Candies, Vintage Escapes, and Cedar Floral

pheasant hunt

Grab some buddies and hit the slough for a ½ day guided pheasant hunt for 4 in Southern Minnesota. The hunt will include the release of 16 pheasants, hunting dogs, and 2 boxes of shotgun shells. A $50 gift certificate to Torge’s Live Sports Pub & Grill is also included. Valid October 1 - December 31, 2024. 

Donated by Larry & Kate Schroeder

Be Your Guest

Be a guest in your own home!  Sit back and relax while Chef Jorge entertains you and your guests as he prepares a 5-course dinner for 8.  6 bottles of Vintage Escapes wine included.

Donated by Owatonna Hy-Vee, Chef Jorge & Vintage Escapes



SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, March 9th, 2024 

We are looking forward to another incredible evening dedicated to empowering local youth. We hope to see you there!




Thank you for joining us on March 11th, 2024 for another incredible evening for local youth!

Together, we are paving the way to bigger and bolder future for youth in our community.