Alexandra House to host 10th annual Gala for Hope March 2

Alexandra House will host the 10th annual Hope Gala Saturday, March 2, 6 p.m., at the Tournament Players Club in Blaine.

Tickets are priced at $125 per person and are available online at Proceeds from the gala support Alexandra House’s comprehensive services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

The evening’s program will focus on Alexandra House’s youth services. Each year, Alexandra House reaches hundreds of local middle and high school students through classroom presentations, “Choose Respect” programming, support groups, one-on-one advocacy and more.

The event will feature a keynote address from a former Alexandra House client, focused on the importance of youth services and violence prevention.

During the evening, guests will be entertained by the music of the Steve Blons Trio, and will enjoy a three-course meal with wine.

Before dinner, those in attendance can try their luck at the cork toss to win bottles of wine or sip a drink from the martini luge.

The gala’s annual highlights include the live and silent auctions, featuring a lineup of luxury items, services and experiences.

The live auction will include a Napa vacation package with private wine tastings, Minnesota Vikings tickets and autographed memorabilia, a wild game dinner hosted by the Tournament Players Club and more.

For those unable to attend, an online auction will also take place in conjunction with the gala from Feb. 25 through March 5. More information is available at

New this year, Alexandra House will be raffling off a Mediterranean cruise for two (or $5,000 trip of the winner’s choice). Raffle tickets are available to the public now and the winner need not be present at the gala to win.

Sponsors of the 2013 Hope Gala include Anchor Bank Family Foundation; Erck, Inc.; Nystrom & Associates; Connexus Energy; Bromley Printing; Corazzo Bookkeeping; Corrective Care Chiropractic; Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation; Minnesota School of Business; Northgate Liquors; Rasmussen College; Klein Bank; Dr. Randall and Janet Warren; and Ken and Jane Daniels.

An updated list of sponsors and auction donors can be viewed at

Alexandra House provides domestic violence and sexual violence services in Anoka County. Its free services include 24-hour emergency shelter, support services and advocacy to victims of domestic and sexual violence. The agency is located in the cities of Blaine and Anoka, but serves victims of domestic and sexual violence across the state of Minnesota.