St. Croix Lutheran Gala

Proceeds benefit students in grades 6-12

Mingle. Give. Be Merry!

Save the Date!
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Registration will open February 2017.

Radisson Blu at Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington, MN 55425
(Click here for directions)

5:00-6:30 p.m. Silent Auction & Social Hour
6:30 p.m. Remarks, Dinner & Live Auction

Tickets include drinks and hors d’oeuvres during the silent auction, a three-course dinner, and a donation to SCL students.


Silent Auction Mobile Bidding

The silent auction will once again feature mobile bidding! Please be sure to bring a fully charged smart phone or tablet to place your silent auction bids. Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available to use. Fear not - everyone can still bid, and it will be easier than ever! Laptop bidding stations will be available around the room for those who do not own such a device, and our friendly “bidding buddies” will be ready to assist you with any questions!


For your convenience, a limited number of rooms have been reserved for St. Croix Lutheran guests at the Radisson Blu Mall of America for the night of April 1, 2017. Rooms will be reserved for SCL guests until March 1, 2017. To take advantage of our special group rate of $139++, please make reservations directly with the hotel and mention that you are with the St. Croix Lutheran Gala group. Reservations can be made by calling 1 (800) 333-3333 or by booking online at using promotional code "LUTHER".

Parking Options

  • Limited, free self-parking is available for SCL Gala guests in the Radisson Blu's private South Ramp.
  • Covered valet parking is available for $10 for SCL Gala guests ($25 per night for overnight guests).
  • Free, easy parking is available in all Mall of America parking ramps. Suggested parking ramps are P3 West (Hawaii), P4 West (Arizona), P3 East (Indiana), or P4 East (Florida). Radisson Blu is connected to the Mall of America via skyway - if entering from the mall or mall ramps, find the Radisson Blu's entrance on Level 2 on the South side, between J.Jill (S228) and Brighton Collectibles (S224). If staying in the hotel overnight, please give the Radisson Blu's front desk agents your vehicle information so that Mall of America security does not tow your vehicle. See bottom of page under "Upload File" for mall ramp map, or visit Mall of America's website for an interactive directory.


Event sponsors cover necessary expenses for our events, allowing 100% of guests' dollars to go directly to SCL students. For information on current sponsorship opportunities, please contact Greg Schuyler, Director of Mission Advancement, at (651) 455-1521 x113 or Jill Martin, Donor Relations Counselor, at (651) 455-1521 x106.


This event wouldn't be possible without the support of friends of SCL who donate numerous items for our silent and live auctions. If you would like to donate items, cash/check to purchase items, gift certificate, 6-pack of craft beer, or bottle of wine, please contact Ashley Gilleland, Event Manager, at (651) 455-1521 x105, or send your donation to St. Croix Lutheran, 1200 Oakdale Ave, West St. Paul, MN 55118 with a completed Donation Receipt Form. Thank you!


Many volunteers are needed for the night of the Gala for various positions, including: registration, mobile bidding buddies, game hosts, live auction bid spotters, check out, and more. To sign up or to learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Ashley Gilleland, Event Manager, at (651) 455-1521 x105.


Every dollar raised plays an essential role toward the success of St. Croix Lutheran’s mission to educate the total student - spiritually, intellectually, and physically - in a caring, Christian family community.

Thank you for your support. God bless your generous hearts!

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Afton Sobasky, Class of 2014, D1 Scholarship Athlete, Bradley University
" I’ve been pushed to become a better leader and athlete through (Coach Grev's) commitment to me as an individual and to the team. This has prepared me to be a successful college student athlete. "
- Afton '14