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2024 Groove Gala Details
Spare Key's 2024 Groove Gala
Author: Talia Simonett
Published On: February 13, 2024
On Saturday, April 20th, 2024 Spare Key welcomes you back for our annual 2024 Groove Gala, presented by Network Title and hosted at The Renaissance Depot in downtown Minneapolis! Every year, we strive to create a unique experience different from the year prior. Read more for a sneak peek into this year’s red carpet experience.
Cookies with Santa Event by Alexia Sebesta
2023 Cookes with Santa
Author: Alexia Sebesta
Published On: November 22, 2023
Santa, cookies, and toys oh my! It’s almost time for “Cookies with Santa”! Each year, Spare Key hosts this FREE event for families in need around the Twin Cities! This year, the celebration is taking place on Sunday, December 10th from 2-4pm! From Santa and crafts to toys and snacks, there is something for kids of all ages!
It's A Wonderful Life Cast
Author: Talia Simonett
Published On: November 9, 2023
Spare Key’s summer was jam-packed with fun-filled events, but we aren’t slowing down! We are bringing back some of the most highly requested Holiday events this winter. Read more to learn how you and your family can join the festive fun!
MBA of St Louis Golf Tournament
Author: Sarah Putnam
Published On: November 2, 2023
Spare Key was honored and privileged to make the trek down to St. Louis for the Mortgage Banker’s Association of St Louis’s Annual Golf Outing at Whitmoor Country Club! This is the second year Spare Key has attended this tournament, and we were SO excited to see the returning faces of our partners and friends in Missouri who support Spare Key’s mission of helping families facing real hardship pay real bills in real time! Read on to hear how the day went!
Lend Smart Mortgage's 14th Annual Mike Lust Charity Golf
Author: Alexia Sebesta
Published On: September 18, 2023
Spare Key is honored and proud to be the benefitting charity again this year for Lend Smart Mortgage’s Mike Lust Charity Golf Tournament presented by Network Title, Inc.! This tournament sells out each year, but there’ still opportunities to get involved and show your support to Spare Key! With Woodstock as the theme, a silent auction full of goodies, and an Ultimate Golf Raffle, it is sure to be the grooviest golf tournament of the year! Read on to learn about the day and how you can still get involved!
1st Annual Bounce and Not Break Bags Tournament
Presented by TitleSmart, Inc
Author: Talia Simonett
Published On: August 3, 2023
The Spare Key team has been working hard to create a NEW, exciting, and interactive summer event for our supporters. We are proud to announce that we came up with the PERFECT summertime activity! A cornhole tournament! On August 29th, Spare Key will host the FIRST EVER ‘Bounce and Not Break’ Bags Tournament presented by TitleSmart, Inc.! Keep reading to learn more about what the day includes and how YOU can get involved!
The Loop Golf Tournament
The Loop Golf Tournament
Author: Alexia Sebesta
Published On: July 20, 2023
Spare Key loves partnering with local companies to continue to raise awareness and funds for the families we serve. The perfect example of this is our partnership with The Loop at their annual golf tournament and this year is The Loop’s 15th Annual Tournament. The day is bound to be a blast! Read more to learn about this partnership and the role that Spare Key plays in making this tournament a success!
Christmas in July at The Saint Paul Hotel
Author: Talia Simonett
Published On: July 6, 2023
The Saint Paul Hotel: Where the holiday season is celebrated not only once, but TWICE a year! On July 25th from 3-5:30 pm The Saint Paul Hotel is welcoming the community to celebrate "Christmas in July"! The day will be filled with local vendors selling handmade items, small bites & beverages and even a chance to say “Hi” to the Spare Key team! Read more to find out how you can get involved in the holiday festivities!
Missouri Growth
Author: Sarah Putnam
Published On: June 8, 2023
Growth takes time – ask any business owner. And nonprofits are no different! When Spare Key launched our Help Me Bounce platform back in 2019, we knew we had launched the solution to helping exponentially more families throughout the nation facing medical crises.But that’s when the hard work really began. We needed to register to help families in more states throughout the nation and that takes time. Then, we needed to ensure families actually KNEW about Spare Key and how we can help. We don’t have all the answers yet, but we are continually learning and growing.

2023 Summer Events Blog
Author: Talia Simonett
Published On: May 25, 2023
Now that the Groove Gala season has come to an end, how does the Spare Key team fill their days? Trust me, as Spare Key’s Director of Events, I can confidently say now that the sun is out, the fun is just starting. The Spare Key Team has a fun-filled summer planned for you including our fan-favorite golf tournaments and even a birthday party for someone special to Spare Key! Read on to get a sneak peek at what's ahead…
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