The Federated Challenge kicks off with a magical evening that includes a black tie dinner and auction at Saint Paul RiverCentre on Sunday. Don a tux or gown and enjoy fine cuisine, entertainment, and lively bidding — all in support of youth mentoring programs.

The event utilizes online bidding, so bring your Internet-enabled smart phone or tablet. Online bidding will open at noon on Saturday. Registered bidders will receive an e-mail prior to the start of the auction with a link to the bidding site. Sunday’s gala begins at 5 p.m.

Reception and Silent Auction

5:00 p.m.  Black Tie Reception
6:00 p.m.  Ballroom Doors Open
6:30 p.m.  Silent Auction Bidding Ends

Gala Dinner and Live Auction

6:30 p.m.  Dinner (All guests will have reserved seating.)
8:00 p.m.  Live Auction

Hotel Accommodations at The Saint Paul Hotel

You may use our Federated Challenge Group Booking Code: 190726FMIC | $179+ for a Deluxe Guest Room | available July 26-29, 2019. Call 800-292-9292 or reserve online at

Event Parking

Valet parking is available on Kellogg Street ($15). Alternate parking is available in the RiverCentre ramp.

Silent Auction

Bid on hundreds of exquisite
items and experiences

Gala Dinner

Enjoy a delicious three-course dinner
with wines from Saint Helena Winery


Fling for Bling

Play for your chance to win exquisite jewelry from