The 15th annual Knights for Life dinner was emceed by former Minnesota Vikings center Matt Birk and featured Archbishop Bernard Hebda of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as keynote speaker.

The event, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, raised funds for the Wakota Life-Care Center in West St. Paul.

Birk, who is the NFL’s director of football development, mingled with the packed house of guests at the pre-dinner reception at the Mendakota Country Club in Mendota Heights.