Big Brothers Big Sisters Hosts Magic Moments Gala

ST. CLOUD, MN (February 11, 2019) –

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota will host its annual Magic Moments Gala on Friday, March 29 at the St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center. Big Brothers Big Sisters is celebrating its 50th anniversary in our community this year, and in honor of this special milestone, the theme of the Magic Moments Gala is 50 Years of Big Magic.

The event co-chairs are Patty Funk and Anya Iverson, both employed by Marco, which is also a generous sponsor of the event. The event’s emcee is Kelly Radi, an award-winning author and powerful speaker who is also a part of a Big Family match in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

The Magic Moments Gala combines silent and live auction elements during the course of the event and will also feature a Wheel of Wine. One of the premiere auction items for this year’s auction is a Las Vegas trip. The event typically draws between 700-800 people and is considered one of the preeminent galas in the greater Saint Cloud area.

During the event, Big Brothers Big Sisters will be highlighting outstanding Bigs and Littles of the year, which will provide attendees with the opportunity to see firsthand the power of mentoring. Also, the 2019 recipient of the BriAnna Kruzel Growing Up Big Award will be named. BriAnna Kruzel, a teen who passed away unexpectedly in September 2013, was a former Little Sister and High School Big Sister in the mentoring program. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota annually recognizes a deserving former Little or High School Big, who demonstrates service to the community, character, and integrity. 

The Magic Moment Gala presenting sponsors are: Vince and Lori Mohs, Marco, and ATS.

All proceeds from the Gala help to sustain hundreds of powerful and life-changing mentoring relationships throughout Central Minnesota. Tickets and sponsorship information are available at and raffle tickets are available at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office.

Currently, there are over 100 children in Central Minnesota that are waiting an average of 12 months for a Big Brother, Big Sister, Big Couple, or Big Family. To learn how you can defend the potential of a child, please call (320) 253-1616 or visit

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