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Fur Ball - A Safe Hands Rescue Gala

Dress Up to Save a Pup

Safe Hands Rescue invites you to the 2nd Annual Fur Ball Gala for a most exciting and worthwhile cause!

A Night to Remember
This a beautiful night that celebrates our mutual love of dogs while raising funds for our furry four-legged friends!
Throughout the night, you will enjoy dinner, wine and cocktails, appetizers, live and silent auctions, puppies, live entertainment, and more!
All proceeds from the evening will be donated to Safe Hands Rescue.
Safe Hands Rescue

Safe Hands Rescue, a Minneapolis-based 501c3 non-profit, is dedicated to saving lives and finding forever homes for dogs in high-intake, low-adoption shelters.  All our rescued pets live in foster homes until they are adopted. We work closely with partner shelters in impoverished areas of rural southeastern Kentucky, which ranks among the worst states for animal welfare and has rampant stray overpopulation, with few resources to help. In addition to providing veterinary care and desperately needed supplies to these shelters, the rescue takes a team of volunteers several times a year to Kentucky shelters to work on the front lines, saving lives.

Safe Hands Rescue also plays a key role in arranging the transport of approximately 100 rescued dogs every other week to Safe Hands’ fosters, and to other Chicago and Minnesota rescues. Safe Hands works every day to reduce stray populations and the need for healthy animal euthanasia through spay/neuter programs, education and the promotion of respect for the furry creatures that share our lives.

Event Goal

We are currently raising money for a building that will provide the room and opportunity for us to expand our life-saving work.  With a bigger space, we can increase our intake of rescued animals, host more adoptable pet Meet & Greet events and provide training for people and pets.  In addition to allowing us to rescue and rehome more pets each year, we envision this building as a community resource helping people and pets live joyful lives together.

A Light in the Darkness

Safe Hands goes down to Kentucky on a regular basis to save dogs that would otherwise be left behind. This is their story.

Dogs Saved

Projected to be Saved This Year

Ticket Information

General Admission
$150
  • Welcome Glass of Champagne
  • Red Carpet Photo Op
  • Passed and Stationed Hors d’oeuvres
  • Dinner and Dessert
  • 2 Drink Tickets towards Glasses of Wine of your Choice
  • Silent Auction with Live Auction
  • Puppy and Celebrity Dog Meet and Greet
  • LIVE Entertainment
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Save a Life Table Sponsor
$1,700
  • Get 1 table with 10 seats
  • Includes everything listed on the general admission ticket!
  • 4 bottles of wine with dinner
  • Table will include your company or group name in the centerpiece
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Featured Entertainment

Katie Emmer

TV Host & Reporter

Alex Jarvis

DJ

Karen Sorbo

Professional Auctioneer

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String Quartet

Minji Choi, Jennifer Strom, Deborah Serafini & Rebecca Corruccini

Schedule

5:00 pm
Reception
Hors d’oeuvres, Cash Bar, Silent Auction
Red Carpet Photo Op, Puppies!
Live String Quartet

6:30 pm
Dinner

7:30 pm
Program
Featured Speaker Hannah Harris
Featured Speaker Jackie Brown
Live Auction
Featured Speaker Lynne Bengtson
Video Presentation
Special Giving Opportunity

9:00 pm
DJ Alex Jarvis

Sponsor Spotlight

Sponsorship Packages

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Harvey's Journey

Harvey came to Safe Hands emaciated and suffering with a skin condition called Demodex. His hair had fallen out and his skin was itchy. Infection set in and his skin became coated in a thick crust. Underneath the crust he was red and raw. His feet were swollen and it was painful for him to walk.

Despite all that Harvey had endured, he is a sweet and gentle soul. He was so grateful to be touched and gently massaged. He was happy to have a soft bed, good food, and fresh water. With time and medicated baths, his skin became smooth and healthy. His hair grew back. The swelling in his feet went away. He could walk without pain. Harvey is now the dog he was meant to be, inside and out, with a loving forever family.

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Leyla's Journey

Leyla was hairless and crusty when she came to Safe Hands. The light in her eyes had gone out and she seemed to have lost hope. With the right medical care and lots of TLC, Leyla got her hair and her sparkle back. Her trip from Kentucky was a long one, but the road to her forever home was remarkably short; Leyla was adopted by her foster mom.

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Aggie's Journey

Aggie’s before and after photos make it hard to believe it’s the same pup. Underneath all the crust, scabs, and bald spots was a soft, snuggly little puppy waiting to emerge. Though her appearance changed dramatically, her sassy, spunky personality remained incredibly steady throughout her healing process. She’s now with her forever family.

Harvey Headliner
$10,000
  • Your business name and logo would be a headlining sponsor name on all gala related print radio web televised and social media advertising.
  • 2 VIP tables at the event (total of 10 guests per table) including 4 bottles of a VIP wine pour at dinner at each table
  • Verbal recognition from the podium as a lead top sponsor
  • Major branding at the event including recognition on program and welcome signage
  • Inclusion of marketing materials in swag bag or at registration table
  • 1 Live Facebook video post from place of business- this can include video feed on both your business Facebook page as well as the Safe Hands Facebook page
  • Minimum of five social media posts highlighting your business as a Lead Sponsor
  • Recognition in all Safe Hands email marketing blasts about the event
  • Tables will include your company name in the centerpiece for visual marketing
Be a Sponsor
Leyla Sponsor
$5,000
  • 1 VIP table at the event (total of 10 guests per table) including 4 bottles of a VIP wine pour at dinner
  • Sponsorship recognition on program and welcome signage
  • Minimum of two social media posts highlighting your business leading up to event
  • Logo inclusion in major print web and social media advertising
  • Verbal recognition from the podium
  • Branding at the event
  • Inclusion of marketing materials in swag bag or at the registration table
  • Table will include your company name in the centerpiece for visual marketing
Be a Sponsor
Aggie Sponsor
$3,000
  • 1 VIP table at the event (total of 10 guests per table) including 4 bottles of a VIP wine pour at dinner
  • Sponsorship recognition on program and welcome signage
  • Minimum of two social media posts highlighting your business leading up to event
  • Table will include your company name in the centerpiece for visual marketing
  • Inclusion of marketing materials in swag bag or at registration table
Be A Sponsor

Silent and Live Auction Donation Needs

We are currently looking for donations for the Live and Silent Auctions. Items can include, but are not limited to the following.
  • Theatre Tickets, Orchestra Tickets, etc.
  • Major Event Tickets – Kentucky Derby, Superbowl, etc.
  • Hair/Makeup Artist and Photoshoot
  • Restaurants/Dining – Experiences, In-Home Chef, Private Dining, Gift Cards, Cooking Classes, Chef Tables
  • Trips – Anything! Local, Cabin, City, Beach, Exotic, etc.
  • Concerts – Great Tickets, VIP Experience, Backstage Passes
  • Sports – Any Tickets, VIP Experiences, Signed Memorabilia, Suite
  • Unique Adrenaline Junkie Experiences – Private Plane Tours, Helicopter Ride, Hot Air Balloon Ride, Skydiving, Rock Climbing Class, Skiing
  • Anything to do with Cleaning – House Cleaning, Car Detailing
  • Technology (New Phone, Computer, Camera, Fitness Watch, etc.)
  • Boat Rides/Dinner on the Lake, Excursions, Private Boat Cruise
  • Fishing Guide, Fly Fishing Lessons
  • Painting for Children’s Room
  • Mural Commissioned by Local Artist
  • Pet-Sitters/Hotel Gift Certificates
  • Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboard
  • Landscaping, Home Repair
  • Minnesota Zoo Passes
  • Flight Vouchers/Miles
  • Carpentry Work Items
  • Escape Room Passes
  • Pet Related Items
  • Limo Rides
  • Spa Services
  • Wine/Spirits

Radisson Blu
Mall of America

   2100 Killebrew Dr, Bloomington, MN 55425

  info@furballmn.com

  (952) 881-5258

  5:00 – 11:00 PM

Can't make the event?

Even if you can’t go, you can still make a difference. Donations of any amount help Safe Hands Rescue continue their work and save as many dogs in need as possible.