SportsEngine Registration: Anoka Ramsey Athletic Association

2018 ARAA Sponsorship Dinner


2nd Annual ARAA Sponsorship Dinner : "Why is community in youth sports important”

Special Keynote : Matt Birk, Former Minnesota Vikings Player!


October 26th - 5:30pm - Green Haven Golf Course

5:30p- 6:00pm - Registration, Reception, and Silent Auction
6:00pm - Dinner, Program, and ARAA Coach and Volunteer of the Year Awards
Meet and Greet / Photo Line / Book Signing with Matt Birk following Program



Tickets and Sponsorship Opportunities: scroll to the bottom to purchase!
Individual Ticket: $50.00
Table Sponsor: $400.00 (8 tickets and event recognition)
Event Sponsor: $1,000 (8 tickets, event recognition, logo on website for 1 year)
Event Sponsor: $2,000 (8 tickets, 2 tickets with keynote speaker, formal recognition, logo on website)
Main Event Sponsor: $3,500 (Main tournament sponsor of your choice, 2 tickets to sit with keynote speaker, logo on website, 8 additional tickets, formal recognition)
*adults only recommended 
*contact Jen Niska, ARAA Sponsorship director for more opportunities: 612-799-8917


Each ticket purchased will provide opportunities for more youth to learn the important life lessons in teamwork, hard work, discipline, sportsmanship, success, persistence, and even failure through playing in youth sports.  

Thank you for joining us for this important and exciting event!  Purchase your tickets today - space is limited.


About Matt Birk:

Matt Birk grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and attended Catholic elementary and high school. He was a Cub Scout, a member of the National Honor Society, and played “pretty much every sport there was to play.” After high school, Matt attended Harvard University and earned a degree in Economics. While playing for the Harvard Crimson, he received several football honors, including All-Ivy League and Division I-AA All-American.


Matt was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round of the 1998 draft. Appearing in 228 career games, including 18 playoff contests, Matt spent 11 seasons with Minnesota and 4 more with the Baltimore Ravens. He was named the 2011 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for his off-the-field service, as well as his playing excellence.


Matt has a passion for children and education, and has focused a great deal of his energy on promoting literacy among the youth in his communities. In 2002, he created the H.I.K.E. Foundation (Hope, Inspiration, Knowledge, Education) in Minnesota. It has grown greatly since then and its initiatives reached over 100,000 children in the Baltimore area in 2012.


In February, 2013 after a 15 year career in the NFL and a Super Bowl XLVII win with the Baltimore Ravens, the six-time Pro Bowl Center announced his retirement from playing football. Since his retirement, Matt has served the NFL in a variety of capacities.  Currently a special advisor, he sits on the Board of Directors of USA Football, the sport’s governing body.  Much of Matt’s work focuses on growing and developing the game at all levels.


Today, in addition to his work for the NFL, Matt Birk is inspiring, teaching and motivating audiences across America as a national speaker. He speaks on the topics of Leadership, Teamwork, and Achievement.


Matt resides in Minnesota with his wife Adrianna and their 8 children.


Please direct any questions regarding this registration to:

Jen Niska


Phone: (612) 799-8917