Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Here's Where You're Watching The Oscars in 2013:

I'm pretty excited that since I'm handling PR for this event, I'll be slipping on a fancy gown and joining glamorous Minneapolitans to watch The Oscars, dine on a delicious 3-course meal, sip bubbly, play games, enjoy the skyline from the year-round rooftop lounge and receive a fully stocked swag bag..instead of wearing my usual sweats and slippers at home, fast forwarding through the boring speeches and commercials. This is going to be a fabulous event at the swanky new Union in downtown Minneapolis. Save the date (2.24.13) and I'll see you there..

Aegis Foundation presents..

The 20th Annual Oscar Experience Minneapolis 

Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Union

Hosted by Daniel Green of ShopNBC

Red Carpet hosted by Christopher Straub of "Project Runway"
Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak To Present 1st Visionary Award
VIP 3-Course Meal
Live and Silent Auctions
Predict The Winner Games
Fabulous Swag Bags
Black Tie Optional
Longest Running Official Oscar Party in the US Outside of Los Angeles

All Proceeds To Benefit The Smile Network & Sanneh Foundation

Aegis Foundation presents The 20th Annual Oscar Experience Minneapolis on Sunday, February 24th at Union - a swanky new three-story restaurant, lounge and year-round rooftop bar in downtown Minneapolis. The only party officially sanctioned by The Oscars, The Oscar Experience Minneapolis is the longest running Oscar party in the United States, outside of Los Angeles. Guests will walk the red carpet and chat with host Christopher Straub of "Project Runway" fame," pose for photos, then join hundreds of glamorous attendees for a gourmet three-course meal, wine, games to predict Oscar's winners, live and silent auctions, and of course, to watch The Oscars in a festive atmosphere. Enjoy a cocktail overlooking the Minneapolis skyline from the third story rooftop bar with retractable roof, or lounge in the posh downstairs nightclub Marquee - guests will have free reign over all three levels of Union. For those who want to concentrate on Oscar's winners, there's also a "silent room" to view the show with no talking allowed. The evening will be hosted by Daniel Green of ShopNBC.

Schedule of Events:
5:30 pm: Walk the red carpet, pose for photos and chat with host Christopher Straub

6:45 pm: Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak to present first ever Visionary Award 

7:00 pm: Oscar Viewing, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails (cash bar) (GA), 3-course-meal and champagne (VIP), live and silent auction, games to predict winners

10:00 - 11:00 pm: Oscar Results and Dessert

Sunday, February 24th, 2012
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

731 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN

GA: $60 includes admission, red carpet, hors d'oeuvres, Oscar viewing (tax deductible)
VIP: $175 includes admission, red carpet, hors d'oeuvres, champagne, VIP Fast track at the bars-no waiting, Oscar viewing, 3-course meal, fabulous swag bag ($130 tax deductible)
On sale January 1, 2013 at

The mission of the Aegis Foundation is to enhance the lives of young people by financially supporting organizations that provide safe, supportive environments and specialize in services, alternative education, life skills, vocational training, homelessness, pregnancy, STD and HIV/AIDS prevention and other youth related concerns.

Smile Network International funds surgical missions and provides necessary supplies needed to repair birth defects, with a focus on cleft lips, cleft palates and other conditions requiring surgical intervention such as burns, tumors or other genetic defects. The surgeries are free of charge and are available to children who would otherwise go untreated. For as little as $500 per surgery, a child who once lived with shame will be given the gift of a happier, healthier life. The mission of Smile Network Internations is simple..To reconstruct bright, smiling face at a time.

The Sanneh Foundation's goal is to work in partnership with schools and communities utilizing soccer as a tool to cultivate leadership, fight racism, serve the community, and prepare youth for success. We cultivate leadership through after school leadership and mentoring programs offered on-site in urban schools. They fight racism by recruiting and supporting youth from immigrant communities in urban and suburban soccer clubs and provide diversity training for players, parents and coaches. They serve the community by providing opportunities for youth to do community service and distributing soccer gear and equipment to underserved communities nationwide. They prepare youth for success by offering in-school and after school tutoring and academic support, and encouraging student athletes to pursue - and preparing them for - college.


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