For its 32nd benefit last weekend, the PACER Center added something new: a VIP cocktail party to kick off the evening of entertainment. PACER’s major donors and corporate sponsors were invited to mingle in the open, airy Season Rotunda of the Minneapolis Convention Center. In addition to cocktails and appetizers, the event also featured a silent auction.

The excitement continued with a performance by Diana Ross and an after-party for patrons. Proceeds from the annual event support the programs and assistance PACER provides to families of children and young adults with disabilities.