Aegis Foundation presents..
The 20th Annual Oscar Experience Minneapolis
Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Union
Hosted by Daniel Green of ShopNBC
Longest Running Official Oscar Party in the US Outside of Los Angeles
Red Carpet hosted by Christopher Straub of "Project Runway"
Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak To Present First Ever Visionary Award
VIP 3-Course Meal
Live and Silent Auctions
Predict The Winner Games
Fabulous Swag Bags
Black Tie Optional
Uber Offering Free Roundtrip Car Service For All VIP Guests, One-Way Rides For All GA
All Proceeds To Benefit Smile Network International & The 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, complimentary champagne all evening (VIP), 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.
Transportation to and from Union will be safe and easy for every dressed-to-impress attendee thanks to new car service Uber, who will pick up each VIP guest at their house in a sedan or SUV, and drive them to and from Union, free of charge*. General admission guests will also enjoy a one-way ride with Uber, within the city limits, free of charge*.
*Guests who live outside of Uber city limits will receive the following discount: VIP $30 each way, GA $25 one way to or from the event. For more on Uber please visit https://www.uber.com/cities/minneapolis
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, passed 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
GA: $60 includes admission, red carpet, hors d'oeuvres, Oscar viewing (tax deductible)
VIP: $175 includes admission, red carpet, hors d'oeuvres, complimentary champagne all evening, VIP Fast track at the bars-no waiting, Oscar viewing, 3-course meal, fabulous swag bag ($130 tax deductible)
On sale now at http://aegisfoundationinc.org/ or http://oscarexperiencetwincities.charityhappenings.org/
*Scott Mayer started the Oscar Experience Minneapolis in 1993, making this the 20th Anniversary Celebration. Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak will present him with the first ever Visionary Award at this year's Oscar Experience Minneapolis
*The Oscar Experience Minneapolis is the only Twin Cities event officially sanctioned by the Oscars, and its the largest Oscar party in the US outside of Los Angeles
*Uber car service will pick up every VIP guest at their house in a sedan or SUV, and drive them to and from Union, free of charge. General admission guests will also enjoy a free one-way ride with Uber, within the city limits. Guests who live outside of Uber city limits will receive the following discount: VIP $30 each way, GA $25 one way to or from the event. For more on Uber please visit: https://www.uber.com/cities/minneapolis
*All proceeds will benefit Smile Network International and Sanneh Foundation
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 lives..one 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.