An Evening IN With Erik Nordberg and His Everyday Heroes

Each year at our annual gala, we celebrate the individual accomplishments and progress of one of our members. It’s an opportunity for them to feel the warmth of the spotlight and shine bright as the star of the show. We’re excited to announce that this year’s featured member will be none other than our organization’s namesake, Erik Nordberg. Erik’s passion for the great outdoors, horseback riding and an active lifestyle helped lay the groundwork for our mission. Our vision was to create place where Erik and others on the spectrum would have the necessary support to follow their dreams. More than ten years later, our vision has come to fruition and many of those dreams have come true. Join us as we not only celebrate Erik and his 30th birthday, but the everyday behind-the-scenes heroes who have helped him thrive throughout his life, including past life plan coaches, therapists, teachers and more.

This year’s virtual gala will be held Saturday, October 9, 2021, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.. Throughout the evening, guests will learn more about our mission and opportunities for staying and/or volunteering at one of our properties, get to know several of the young adults who live with us, and participate in an online auction.

Thank you for your past and continuing support. May you all stay safe and healthy in this turbulent time.


An Evening IN Gala Raffles

This year we have two raffle drawings at $100 per ticket and $25 per ticket. The drawing will be held on Tuesday, October 12.

Be A Hero Raffle – $100/ticket (two winners to be drawn if ticket sales exceed 150 tickets)

Only 200 raffle tickets will be sold!

Two Grand Prizes: 5-Night Stay for 8 guests at Erik’s Ranch in Montana (over $5,000 value) – transportation to/from MT not included. Each package includes beautiful, luxurious accommodations; continental breakfast and dinners for 3 days; and, depending on the time of year of your stay, other offerings may include: Chico Hot Springs passes, ERR-led hikes & trail rides, grizzly bear excursion, rafting and more for 8 people. 

Drawing to be held Tuesday, October 12 at 10:00 A.M. at Erik’s Retreat located at 3420 Heritage Drive, Edina, Minnesota – open to the public, but need not be present to win.

Yurt Glamping Raffle – $25/ticket – One Winner to be Drawn

Grand Prize: 5-Night Stay for 2 guests at Erik’s Ranch in Montana (over $1,000 value) – transportation to/from MT not included. Package includes a stay in our brand-new insulated luxury guest yurt with Erik’s Ranch horseback riding, hiking, and grizzly bear excursion tours included.