Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Ninth Annual Beat the Odds Celebration Event

Mark your calendars for the Ninth Annual Beat the Odds Celebration Event Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009 at the Heritage Hall in the Kahler Grand Hotel. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 and the program at 7:30.

Beat the Odds is a special evening of celebration recognizing high school seniors who experienced tremendous challenges in their young lives and then beat the odds to achieve personal and academic success to prepare for the next stage in their lives… attending college. Last year, more than 300 community leaders joined us in recognizing these scholarship recipients from a thirty mile radius of Rochester.

This is the ninth year of celebrating remarkable youth and the adults who help them transition their lives. Proceeds from this event support Beat the Odds student recipients, provide the Rochester Community and Technical College Foundation with resources to help RCTC students and programs, and pay an annual stipend to Minnesota Children’s Defense Fund, founder of Beat the Odds. To date Beat the Odds has provided over $105,000 in scholarships to its recipients.

Individual tickets are $75 with approximately $50 being tax-deductible. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 507-281-7771 or email

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