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Bowls For BrainPower Best of Show Silent Auction






The 10th annual Bowls for BrainPower is moving online. The Best of Show silent auction event begins May 14 and runs through May 23. 
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 evert features more than 20 pottery items created by Mr. Hammes, who passed away in March of 2016. 
The annual fundraising event supports BrainPower in a BackPack, which provides weekend meals to students in need. BrainPower is supported primarily by students and is funded entirely by donations. Currently, more than 775 children take food home each weekend during the school year. The Bowls for BrainPower event has raised more than $100,000 to support the program since it began in 2009. 
Donations are tax deductible, and all proceeds are designated to purchase food fro BrainPower in a BackPack. 
In addition to ISD 191 Community Education, sponsors this year include: Foundation 191; Burnsville High School; BHS Culinary Arts program; BHS art department; Continental Clay Company; Burnsville Roary Organizations; Cargill SALT/Ag Horizons; Eagn 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 teachersBrainPower 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.