Join Us at
Reach for Ralph!
Thursday, July 11, 2019
5:30 – 10:00pm
Earle Brown Center | 6155 Earle Brown Drive | Brooklyn Center
Reach for Ralph is Hammer‘s Annual Fundraiser. You can make a difference to people with intellectual disabilities. Join our fun event! Enjoy a buffet dinner, live/silent auctions and games. Your attendance and financial support creates a safe place where people are well-cared for, can explore their talents and find a place in their community.
$120 At the door
Business casual to semi-formal attire | Free onsite parking | Please bring cash for games and bar
Be A Sponsor
Host a Table
Fill your table with 8 guests. Consider who you would like as your guest, invite them now. You can buy your ticket and ask your guests purchasing their own tickets to request to sit at your table.
Purchase a Table for 8
Purchase a table of 8 ($640 early bird before July 1). You can call Cari Sheley at 952-277-2454 with the names of your guests.
Donate or Solicit an Auction Item or Experience
Items valued at $75 or more; jewelry, electronics and gift certificates. Experiences like sporting events, concerts, theater and hotel overnights are always a hit. Unusual behind-the-scenes or sneak peaks that feel like a VIP experience are needed. Please complete the donation form and deliver or mail your donation to Hammer/Attention Cari Sheley.
Donate to the Wall of Wine and Craft Beer
Wine and craft beer selections valued at $20 or more are welcome. Please complete the donation form and deliver your donation to Hammer/Attention Cari Sheley.
Donate a Restaurant Gift Card
Restaurant Gift Cards valued at $20 or more are welcome. Please complete the donation form and deliver your donation to Hammer/Attention Cari Sheley.
Who is Ralph?
What is he reaching for?
The inspiration for our logo and statues is Ralph – a lovable boy who had a disability few people understood in the 1920s. Most people believed Ralph should be placed in an institution. Alvina Hammer believed he deserved to live in a loving environment, a home setting that would focus on his abilities and desires to express himself. She created a place for Ralph. He grew into adulthood, living a full and joyful life supported by Hammer caregivers until he passed away in 1995.
Ralph embodies the spirit of Hammer, a community of people who respect individual’s abilities, whose collective spirit makes dreams come true, and whose innovations continue to lead the way for people living with disabilities.