Social Justice Uncorked

Social Justice Uncorked

Join us for the 10th annual Social Justice Uncorked fundraiser to celebrate the legal superheroes of Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services!

Honorary Chair Keith Ross, Chief Legal Officer of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, will pay tribute to the SMRLS superheroes who provide their expertise to those in need in our community.

Enjoy fabulous wine, craft brew, and non-alcoholic beverage tastings and heavy appetizers. Attendees can take pictures at the superhero selfie station and participate in a lively auction featuring many exciting items.


Registration is now closed.


Friday September 22, 2017

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Loews Hotel
601 First Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Tickets are $150

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         Keith Ross
       Chief Legal Officer of the Minnesota
       Super Bowl Host Committee


Preview of live auction items include:

1. Skol Vikings!

Score two tickets to the November 19, 2017 Los Angeles Rams/Vikings game at the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The seats are located in Section 133, Row 8, Seats 5 and 6. The winner also receives a football autographed by Everson Griffen.

Donated by: Tom Lovett, Lindquist & Vennum

2. A Hilarious Book Club to Remember

Writer, actor, and comedian Lorna Landvik will grace your next book club with her wit and humor… in person! The Minneapolis native made her debut as a novelist with the critically acclaimed Patty Jane's House of Curl. She is also the author of Your Oasis on Flame Lake, The Tall Pine Polka, Welcome to the Great Mysterious, and many other books. This package also contains autographed copies of Ms. Landvik’s books.

Donated by: Lorna Landvik (with gratitude to Stacy Broman, Meagher & Geer)

3. Exclusive Timberwolves Bundle

Cheer on the Minnesota Timberwolves in style at an exciting game against the Orlando Magic on November 22nd. Sit in the front row just four seats from the owner Glen Taylor and 20 feet from the Timberwolves bench. This premiere package includes valet service in front of the Target Center, free drinks, and dinner for two before the game near the newly renovated Lexus Courtside Club.

Donated by: Rich Ruohonen, TSR Injury Law

4. Once-in-a Lifetime Winged Foot Golf Club (New York)

Enjoy a round of golf for three at the Winged Foot Golf Club, founded in 1923 in Mamaroneck in Westchester County just outside of New York City. The 230 acre golf club has hosted a dozen major tournaments including five U.S. Opens (with a sixth to come in 2020) and a PGA Championship. Widely known as “the best 36 holes in golf,” many golfers have Winged Foot on their “top golf course” list (to be played between June 1 and November 1, 2018). Hotel, airfare and ground transportation not included. Blackout dates apply.

Donated by: Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, New York



5. St. Croix Cabin Retreat

Relax and unwind for up to four nights in a well-appointed, private, fully furnished four-bedroom beachfront retreat on the St. Croix River. Conveniently located in Hudson, Wisconsin, the retreat comes with access to kayaks, paddle boards, and a canoe. The winner may dock their own power boat at the 80-foot private dock. Available May 1 through October 30. 

Donated by: Bill Tilton, Tilton & Dunn

 6. Let’s Do Lunch: Dine with Karin Nelsen, Minnesota Vikings, Vice President of Legal and Human Resources

The winning bidder will enjoy a friendly lunch with the VP of Legal & Human Resources for the Minnesota Vikings, Karin Nelsen.

Donated by: Karin Nelsen, Minnesota Vikings


7. Vance Opperman Wild Suite

Cheer on the Wild to another win in the comfort of an 18-person suite, located in the double attack zone at the Xcel Energy Center. The Suite offers stadium seating with a bird’s-eye view of every play of the game.

Donated by: Vance Opperman, Key Investments, Inc.

8. Get Lucky in Ireland with the “Luck of the Irish!”

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Escape the run-of-the-mill and become enchanted with a captivating journey through Ireland, where you will explore prehistoric forts, navigate pristine lakes and discover hidden gems on this guided adventure through Gaelic culture. This exciting bid includes a six-night getaway for two in Dublin, Ennis and Killarney. The winner will also enjoy an overnight stay at a castle, receive VIP Tickets to the Guinness Storehouse, and take an excursion to the Gap of Dunloe and Aran Islands! 

Click here to learn the full details about this amazing opportunity.


9. The John Sandford Ultimate Fan Experience

John Sandford (real name John Camp) is a local boy made good who is also a strong supporter of legal aid. To that end, John has offered to host a lunch for you and four JohnSandford640.jpgfriends; or, high bidder’s choice, assign your name to a character in one of his upcoming mystery novels. John Sandford is a best-selling author and Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist. He has published over 40 novels, including Rules of Prey and Escape Clause.

Donated by: John Camp (with gratitude to Bill Tilton, Tilton & Dunn)

10. Windfall of Wine

For the ultimate wine connoisseur! The winner takes home six impressive magnums, including: 2007 La Ca’ Nova Barbaresco Montestefano, Italy, Piedmont; 2011 Tensley OGT Syrah, California, Santa Barbara County; 2010 St. Clement Oroppas Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Napa Valley; 2011 Chateau Fleur Cardinale Grand Cru Classe, France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion; 2003 Giovanni Rosso Barolo Cerretta, Italy, Serralunga d’Alba; 2012 Domaine Saint Siffrein Chateauneuf du Pape, France, Southern Rhone.

Donated by: Roger Smith, Fine Wines International

11. Wild on the Glass

Get in the heart of the action with two “On the Glass” tickets to a Wild game, complete with full access to the “Ice Lodge” (open 90 minutes before the game, as well as one hour after) with complimentary food, beer, wine, coffee and soda; Additional drink options available for a charge.

Donated by: Paul Peterson, Harper & Peterson 


 Can't make it to the event but still want to bid on an auction item? No problem.

Contact to make arrangements for a bid.




 Thank you to our event sponsors:

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Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Please contact Lindsay Davis, Director of Development, at

“It’s one of the few charitable events my non-lawyer wife enjoys attending, as it is more of a good time out than anything else!” — LB Guthrie, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

“I have been attending the Social Justice Uncorked event every year since its inception.  I look forward to it.  It is on my calendar as  ‘must attend’ this year too!” — Timothy Hughes, Senior Vice President, Alliance Bank

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