Reach for Ralph
Please Join Us at Reach for Ralph
Thursday, June 22
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
1325 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Located in the heart of the arts district
Help us celebrate our anniversary and make a difference to people with intellectual disabilities at our fundraiser. Join our fun, casual event. Enjoy dinner, auctions, and games. You will be inspired by stories of people who are supported by Hammer & NER.
For our anniversary we are upping the games, meal choices and are even serving bubbly!
Attire: business casual to semi-formal
Please bring cash for games and bar
Please include your guest meal selection, email and cell number so that their check-in process is as smooth as possible. This will also give them access to our online auction which opens one week before the event. No personal data will be shared outside of this event.
Sheletta Brundidge, our emcee for Reach for Ralph is an Emmy award winning comedian, radio host, television anchor and newspaper columnist. With her podcast shows, social activism and bestselling autism children’s books, Sheletta is living up to her reputation as a change maker for people with disabilities.
Who is Ralph and What is He Reaching For?
Ralph was a lovable boy who had a disability few people understood in the 1920’s. Most people believed Ralph should be placed in an institution but our founder, Alvina Hammer, offered a caring environment, the first Hammer School. Ralph was the inspiration for our logo figure and statues. He reaches toward the sky, symbolizing hope and striving for all that is possible. Ralph represents individuals, with differing abilities who thrive, living the life they deserve with compassionate care in their communities.
We’re in this together and…Together is a wonderful place to be.