Jungle Boogie 2013

Jungle Boogie 2013

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Jungle Boogie 2013

A-cat-emy Awards…   a red carpet event! 

on Sunday October 13 was a four star event!

Our wild evening raised over $62,000 for The Wildcat Sanctuary’s cats!

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Many sponsors, donors and guests joined us for a fun-filled evening. Guests entered on the red carpet and had a black and white film and paparazzi greeting on our step and repeat.

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During the Silent Auction cocktail hour guests were able to bid on many wonderful pieces in our Silent Auction, including beautiful original artwork. fun baskets, gift certificates and the one-of-a-kind creations by the TWS cats.

Our Feed-a-Feline Wall cat card outtakes were a hit as was Our Wildcat Libation Wall, especially to the winner of all of that wine & beer, Mark K.!

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The talented Sid Korpi was our emcee and delighted everyone.

With the help of HDMG, TWS keepers and interns created a wonderful feature presentation starring Bosco and The Wildcat Sanctuary cats. This was a truly original thank you to our donors and supporters. 



Jaharah Acatemy Awards

Shazam Acatemy Awards

Ekat Sierra Acatemy Awards


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The Best Supporting Role Award went to you – our donors & supporters!

The Fred Astaire Dancers of Minnesota put on a show for everyone, as guests enjoyed their dinner.

The Mahley Family Foundation received special recognition as our Lion Pride Award recipients. Auctioneer Karen Sorbo made the Live Auction/Fund-a-Need portion of the evening fun and it reiterated the generosity of our donors in support of TWS and in ending the Captive Wildlife Crisis.

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After dinner the fun continued with our yearly raffle drawing. The first-prize raffle of $500 went to Karen S. of Milwaukee, WI; the second prize of $250 went to Thomas A., Golden Valley, MN; and third prize of $100 cash went to Ken S. of Rapid City, SD. Our beautiful 2014 Calendar was a huge hit as was our custom-made Rare Earth Naturals candles. Many guests enjoyed their swag bags and boogie-ing into the night!

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A heartfelt thank-you goes out everyone who contributed to the success of Jungle Boogie 2013. The night would not have been possible without the support of our attendees, many gracious donors and sponsors… and the enormous energy of our volunteers, interns and Jungle Boogie committee. We know everyone enjoyed walking the red carpet!


Sunday, October 13, 2013

4:30 – 10:00 pm


Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

7025 Northland Drive North

Brooklyn Park, MN 55428



We are hosting a very special evening celebrating A-cat-emy Awards… a red carpet event!


Watch out for the paparazzi as you walk down the red carpet at this year’s Jungle Boogie! Black and gold are the theme colors but dress in your finest evening wear of any color and show off your bling on our Step & Repeat!


Tell us “who” you are wearing, who designed your evening gown or tuxedo! OR come dressed as your favorite actor!


You don’t need to impress the crowd by coming late, so arrive on time to bid on wonderful silent auction items or purchase a golden ticket for our Wildcat Libation Wall! This year we’ll have two versions – one with wine and the other with beer!


Review the Feed-a-Feline Wall and choose your best actor wild cat outtake to take home!


Purchase your raffle tickets before dinner and see if you win the award for Best Raffle Ticket! Everyone wants to hear, “and the winner is” and you can when you win the raffle prize of $500!  You can also have an advance screening of buying raffle tickets (see info below!)


Unlike those Hollywood starlets, you won’t have to wait until after the event to eat as you will join us for our special banquet premiering a wild new film starring The Wildcat Sanctuary cats!


During our feature dinner presentation and live auction you can bid on special on one-of-a-kind items and experiences that will help us to give the best performance for our cats!


Countdown to A-cat-emy Awards starts now!

This will be a night to remember… purchase your tickets to the biggest blockbuster event of the year!



Entrees (choice of one)

Parmesan Crusted Walleye
with Fruit Salsa and Tomato Aioli

Pasta Primavera
Seasonal vegetables with pasta. Served with parmesan.
Vegan & Gluten-free option available upon request.

Boursin Chicken
Boneless chicken breast stuffed with spinach and Boursin cheese,
with Madeira Butter

Meals come with Caprese Salad and Dessert

We are excited to announce Sid Korpi of Two Right Feet as our emcee!

Sid Korpi is not only a longtime TWS supporter, she also has decades of varied professional experience – as an editor, writer, journalist, English teacher, actor, and ordained minister/animal chaplain, and author of the book “Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss.” Surviving a “tsunami of loss” in her own life led to her discovery of spiritual truths that brought her strength and facilitated her heart’s healing, Sid shares these things with others who suffer – often in isolation – from the passing on of their very dearest nonhuman friends, their pets. Sid has also starred in local films like “Attack of the Zombies” and “House of Ghosts,” has done a good deal of stage work, and is currently a member of the Murder Mystery Company’s troupe of actors. Sid and her husband Anthony also teach social dance lessons for beginners. Their motto is “Forget Fred and Ginger–we’ll have you dancing like Fred and Wilma in no time.”

For more information, please click here Two Right Feet. We are excited that she will be a part of our event this year!


Sponsor & Patron Table Opportunities

Sponsoring a portion of the evening or purchasing a corporate table is a great way to get your company’s message out to our animal-loving guests. Sponsorships start as low as $500 and include your logo in all our marketing materials, newsletters, website and at the event. Or purchase a Patron table of 10 for only $900.



Jungle Boogie Patron Table  – 10 tickets — $900.00

• Preferred seating for 10 at the event with gift
• Emcee acknowledgement at event
• Sponsor recognition in event program
• Recognition w/Logo & company name in all printed & electronic event materials
• Link to your website on wildcatsanctuary.org
• Custom table signage on your table
• Recognition in our newsletters

Become a Sponsor for our event – partner with The Wildcat Sanctuary for our biggest fundraiser of the year!

You can make a difference in the lives of hundreds of cats, some already in our care and so many others waiting for our help.

By partnering with us at the following levels, you/your organization will be recognized as a supporter of the lifesaving work we do here at the Sanctuary. YOU will be making a difference in these cats lives and having an impact on ending the captive wildlife crisis.


Dinner Sponsor ~ $6000

Special VIP visit to the Sanctuary for 4
Permanent acknowledgement brick at Pavilion
Primary recognition with logo and name in all printed & electronic event materials
Link to your website on WildcatSanctuary.org
Primary Sponsor recognition and ad placement in event program
Emcee acknowledgement at event
Primary signage at event & on every table
Recognition in our newsletters
Logo on invite (if rec’d by Aug. 2, 2013)
Includes VIP Patron Table


Dinner Co-sponsor ~ $2000

Permanent acknowledgement brick at Pavilion
Sponsor recognition with logo and name in all printed & electronic event materials
Link to your website on WildcatSanctuary.org
Sponsor recognition in program and ad placement in event program
Emcee acknowledgement at event
Signage at event & on every table
Recognition in our newsletters
Logo on invite (if rec’d by Aug. 2, 2013)


Dessert Sponsor ~ $1000

Sponsor recognition with logo and name in all printed & electronic event materials
Link to your website on WildcatSanctuary.org
Sponsor recognition in event program
Emcee acknowledgement at event
Signage at event & on every table
Recognition in our newsletters

Download the sponsor packet here


Silent/Live Auction Items

We are in need of unique auction items such as restaurant, theme park, theatre and other gift certificates, destination/travel packages, sports tickets and memorabilia, original art submissions, gift baskets, jewelry etc. We also need wine and beer donations for our Wildcat Libation Wall.

Download the auction donation form here


Raffle Tickets

For only $5, you’ll have a chance to win big!

Raffle Grand Prize – $500
2nd Prize – $250
3rd Prize – $100

The Raffle Drawing will take place at Jungle Boogie on October 13, 2013.   In the past, the revenue raised from raffle ticket sales has covered nearly all the costs of the banquet, so selling tickets is very important and a fabulous way we can all help raise money for the cats.  If you would like to help us sell raffle tickets, please contact Julie at julieheifort@msn.com.

Tickets are $5.00 each and must be paid for by check or cash; no credit card sales.  

We’ve got some great sanctuary gifts for those who help us sell raffle tickets:

25 tickets ($125)  – TWS short sleeve T-shirt
50 tickets ($250) – TWS sweatshirt
100 tickets ($500) – TWS T-shirt and photo/paw print
200 tickets ($1,000) – Sweatshirt and photo/paw print

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You must fill out a donation sheet to submit your bottle(s) of wine (same as JB2013 Silent Auction Donation Form)

Download the Wildcat Libation Wall donation form here

Dress Code

Many of our Jungle Boogie attendees get excited about dressing up in costume according to the theme. This year’s theme is A-cat-emy Awards and theme colors are black and gold (the shiny kind of gold!)

Come in your finest red carpet wear OR dress as your favorite actor or actress!

As an animal-friendly organization we request that people do not wear real fur.

Photos of Jungle Boogies past:


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Event sponsored by:


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