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Come Rock for a Cause!

Your support of Hope Rocks allows Faith’s Lodge to continue to help families retreat, reflect and renew during the darkest hours of their lives — those spent mourning the death of a child or caring for a child with a medically complex condition. Faith’s Lodge offers a safe haven where families are connected with those who truly understand and gives them the opportunity to create lasting friendships, support networks and memories as grieving turns into healing.

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Featuring Boogie Wonderland!

Boogie Wonderland. The real deal. Accept no imitations. The premier disco tribute band hailing from the funkiest side of Minneapolis, packing dance floors since 1997.

One of the top dance bands in the US, Boogie Wonderland combines powerful vocals with solid musicianship for an experience that transports you back to the days of bell bottoms and afros. The timeless repertoire has proven to be a hit with audiences everywhere, young or mature. Disco lives. Believe it.

The band has performed in major venues from Las Vegas to the Caribbean, headlining music festivals for thousands of concertgoers, as well as entertaining private events for clients like Honda, McDonald’s, Comcast, Target, Minnesota Vikings, Cargill, and many more. Weddings, holiday parties, county fairs… Boogie Wonderland is guaranteed to bring an unforgettably fun event for everyone.



  • Parking

    Valet parking. Cost: $10 ($22 for overnight parking)

  • What to Wear

    It’s a special night, so you’d better rock that wardrobe. Check out our Hope Rocks Pinterest page for fun ideas.

  • Schedule

    5:00 Registration and VIP Party opens
    6:30 Dinner
    7:30 Program
    8:00 Live Auction presented by Micro Control Company
    9:00 Live Entertainment


Radisson Blu is so ultra-swanky, your friends will be green with envy. To book your discounted rate room ($159) using the Faith’s Lodge Hope Rocks Room Block, choose from:


  • Access their online booking window and use promo code HROCKS
  • Click here to book your stay
  • Call 1.800.333.3333 and ask for the Hope Rocks Gala Room Block

Must book by August 23rd, 2017. Reservations made after this date are subject to regular room rates and availability.

Pepsi Rocker Lounge


Mix, mingle and meet up in the Rocker Lounge — the perfect place to see and be seen.

  • #HopeRocks2017

    Post your pictures from the evening with hashtag #HopeRocks2017.

  • Hair Style Bar

    Refresh your look. Simonson’s Salon & Spa will be at Hope Rocks with their A team of stylists to add to your rockin’ hair style and make-up. Arrive with your hair dry.






Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

Download the sponsorship commitment form or contact Faith’s Lodge for additional details.

Live Auction


 Sausage and Beer Party

Chef Geoff Hausmann, the former Travalian who now works his magic on all things meaty will bring his tools and tricks to you for your very own sausage and beer fest. You and 9 friends will learn the process and technique to handmade sausages and the best foods to pair for a delicious meal. All food, equipment and craft beer provided.  You just need to gather your friends and let Goeff work his magic.  But, don’t expect this to be Octoberfest — Geoff will be tied up with the Food Network for the month of October showing the rest of the world how to make what you will have in your very own private party.

Donated by Geoff Hausmann


Vacation Package 

IT’S YOUR WORLD. EXPLORE IT! The Quintess Vacation Collection has a rotating inventory of various weeks in luxurious residences in more than 100 destinations worldwide that accommodate 2-16 people. Enjoy up to a one (1) week vacation from Aspen to Deer Valley, Hawaii to the Hamptons, Paris to London, go with Quintess for your luxury vacation. Package includes 240,000 FlexPoints to get you there.

Donated by Quintess Collection and US Bank-FlexPerks


In-Home Italian Chef’s Dinner 

Excelsior’s person of the year and Joey Nova’s very own Chef Gary Ezell will share his insights, expertise and talent in your very own kitchen.  Work with Gary to create a unique and memorable Italian tasting experience for up to ten that will be prepared and served in the comfort of your own home.  Food and wine for ten provided.  Stories and laughter are on you.

Donated by Chef Gary Ezell


Minnesota Gopher Football Experience

Who’s excited about Gopher football and especially their new head coach, PJ Fleck? He can make anyone fired up about football, even if you are not a fan! See PJ Fleck and the Minnesota Gophers in action on Saturday, October 14th at TCF Bank Stadium against Michigan State.  Package includes two (2) game tickets in section 141, row 29 (that’s on the 50-yard line) and two (2) sideline passes!

Donated by University of Minnesota, Gopher Football


Memorial Gazebo at Faith’s Lodge

Honor your child’s legacy through a memorial at Faith’s Lodge. This one-of-a-kind peaceful and tranquil spot overlooks the lake and provides a quiet place for guests to reflect and remember. Name this newly built enclosed gazebo in honor or in memory of your loved one.

Donated by LS Black Constructors



All items are subject to change


Silent Auction

  • Beauty, Fitness and Apparel

    100      Simonson’s Salon & Spa Package

    101      TAGS Gymnastics Gift Certificate

    102      Denny Kemp Salon Spa Facial

    103      Hot Stone & Deep Tissue Massage Gift Certificates

    104      Private Pilates Sessions

    105      Skin Rejuvenation Clinic Gift Certificate

    106      CorePower Yoga Classes

    107      Salon Ultimo Spa Day

    108      Complexions on Carter Deluxe Facial

    109      Rodan and Fields Lash Boost and Eye Cream

    110      Red Wing Shoe Gift Certificate

    111      TravisMathew Golf Outfit

    112      Lula Roe Leggings

    113      Lula Roe Leggings – Tall & Curvy

  • Entertainment and Events

    200      Excelsior Date Night

    201      Guthrie Theater Tickets

    202      Stages Theatre Company Tickets

    203      The Park Tavern Bowling Party

    204      Escape MSP Golden Valley Tickets

    205      Minnesota Pro Paintball Passes

    206      Northrop Dance Tickets

    207      Science Museum of Minnesota Tickets

    208      Minnesota Super Bowl LII Host Committee Experience

    209      Jungle Theater Tickets

    210      Minnesota Vikings Tickets

    211      Brave New Workshop Tickets

    212      Hopkins Center for the Arts Tickets

    213      Minnesota Timberwolves Tickets

    214      Minnesota Orchestra Tickets

    215      Mall of America Package

    216      Minneapolis Institute of Art Passes & Ice Cream

    217      AirMaxx Trampoline Park Gift Certificate

  • Food and Beverage

    300      Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery Winemakers Tour

    301      Blue Plate Restaurant Gift Certificate

    302      Local Micro Brew Package

    303      North Loop Minneapolis Restaurant & Brewery Package

    304      Woolley’s American Steakhouse Gift Certificate

    305      Private Wine Class

    306      Dairy Queen Dilly Bars for a Year

    307      Tria Restaurant Gift Certificate

    308      Pappy Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

  • Home and Personal Services

    400      Xbox One Game Console

    401      Ash Cribbage Board

    402      Automotive Day Spa

    403      Zerorez Gift Certificate

    404      Adogo Pet Hotel Stay

    405      Margie Scherschligt Family Photography Session

    406      Meghan Doll Photography Session

    407      Summer Street Photography Portrait Session

    408      “LIME” Powdered Glass Copper Artwork

    409      “WINDY” Powdered Glass Copper Artwork

    410      Relief Circles Art

  • Recreation and Travel

    500      Super Bowl Weekend at Faith’s Lodge

    501      Radisson Blu MOA Stay

    502      Duluth Package

    503      Hyland Hills Lift Tickets

    504      Hyatt Regency Stay

    505      Marriott Minneapolis City Center Stay

    506      St. Croix Casino Danbury Stay

    507      The Marquette Hotel Stay

    508      The Saint Paul Hotel Bed and Breakfast Package

    509      Walt Disney World Passes

    510      Giants Ridge and The Wilderness at Fortune Bay Golf Package

    511      TPC Foursome

    512      Arthur Murray Ballroom Dance Introductory Dance Course

    513      Along Came Music Piano or Guitar Lessons

    514      River Guide Kayaks Rental

    515      Chocolate Moose Smoky Mountain Cabin Stay

    516      Holiday Inn Elk River Stay & Waterpark Passes

    517      The Lodge at Crooked Lake Stay

    518      Foss Swim School Gift Certificate

    519      All Day Lake Minnetonka Pontoon Rental

  • Sports Memorabilia

    600      Cordarrelle Patterson Signed Mini Helmet

    601      Harrison Smith Signed Picture

    602      Kyle Rudolph Signed Football

    603      Brian Dozier Signed Baseball

    604      Joe Mauer Signed Baseball

    605      Stefon Diggs Signed Photo

    606      Matt Kalil Signed Photo

    607      Framed Chicago Tribune Front Page: Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series Baseball Champions

    608      PJ Fleck Signed “Row the Boat” Oar

    609      Green Bay Packers Signed Football

    610      Max Kepler Signed bat

    611      MN Wild Signed hat

All items are subject to change

A rockin' good time.

Wanna know how fun Hope Rocks is? See for yourself right here.

Unable to attend but want to show your support?

Be a Volunteer at Hope Rocks!


  • Registration & Check-Out (3:45pm - 11:00pm)

    Volunteers will check-in guests and assist with check out at the end of the night. Registration training begins at 4:00pm. Registration is open from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Checkout is open from 9:00pm – 11:00pm. Registration & Check-out volunteers will have some downtime between Registration & Check Out. 

  • Greeters/BidPal/Auction Spotters (4:15pm - 9:30pm)

    Volunteers will greet guests upon arrival, direct guests where to go, answer any questions they have in regards to using the BidPal software on their cell phones. During the program,you will assist in spotting live auction bidders and Fund-a-Family donors. 

  • Tribute Rose/T-shirt Sales (4:15pm - 11:00pm)

    Volunteers will sell tribute roses to guests as they arrive and sell t-shirts to guests as they depart. Tributes will be sold from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. T-shirts will be sold from 9:00pm – 11:00pm. Tribute and T-shirt Volunteers will have some downtime between shifts. 

  • Wine & Whiskey Wall (4:15pm -9:00pm)

    Guests are able to buy in at a flat rate price for the chance to win a high priced bottle of wine or whiskey. Volunteers will check to make sure guests have paid via BidPal, and then have the guest pull a number. The volunteer will then assign that bottle of wine or whiskey to the guest so they can pick it up at checkout when they leave. Shift will start at 5:00pm and go until all bottles are claimed. 

  • Mystery Bags (4:15 - 9:00pm)

    Guests are able to buy a mystery bag for $25. Volunteers will check to make sure guests have paid via BidPal, and then have the guest pick a bag. Shift will start at 5:00pm and go until all bags are claimed.

  • How to sign up

    If you are interested in volunteering for Hope Rocks, please email with the following information:

    • First & last name
    • Preferred volunteer task
    • Who you would like to volunteer with 
    • Any comments or questions

    Note: We will have food available for volunteers as they arrive for their shift.