The 2020 Big Event to support the Brainerd Public Schools Foundation will be Feb. 1 at Cragun’s Legacy Pavilion Golf Course.

As of Thursday afternoon, Jan. 16, only seven tickets remained. This event is paperless. Therefore, organizers need to know about any seating requests, a news release stated. Those who are table hosts should take the time to confirm guest lists no later than Monday, Jan. 20, via Any special dietary needs should be emailed to by Wednesday, Jan. 22. The online auction opens 10 a.m. Jan. 28.

This year's theme is the “Future is Bright.” Attendees may wear what they’d like. Organizers suggest bright colors, fun spectacles, Warrior wear, or light-up extras.

The social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. for general admission ticket holders VIP ticket holders are invited to the VIP Lounge starting at 5 p.m. Seating for dinner begins 6:45 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. and raffle/prize drawings at 8:15 p.m. An after party will take place at Legacy Grille.

One of the foundation’s goals is to raise enough funds to purchase 2,020 high-interest books for K-8 classrooms, with an estimated $15,000 to $18,000 needed. CJK Group offered a dollar for dollar match for up to $1,000 toward that initiative. Visit to donate.