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At Adagio Djay Entertainment, part of our core philosophy is giving back. For us, it is essential that we pour into our community. We understand how rare it is for small businesses to succeed and become thriving organizations like ours.
We did not get to where we are without support from our community. For every couple who hired us at the beginning that paved the path to where we are now, we are eternally grateful.
Because we have experienced so much love and support from those around us, we know it is our job to give back and provide entertainment. We love working with charitable organizations to help people in a variety of ways.
We are proud to work with the Highland Friendship Club. Adagio has had the opportunity to donate our DJ services to this incredible organization several times a year.
Highland Friendship Club is a nonprofit organization that works with individuals with disabilities and provides opportunities to build relationships, learn about new things and interests, and form friendships. The Club also works with parents and caregivers to provide support and opportunities.
More specifically, the Highland Friendship Club works with teens and supports them as they reach adulthood. This forgotten age is a critical time of growth and development for individuals with disabilities, and we are proud to work with this outstanding organization.
If you haven’t heard of Gobble Gait and participated in it on Thanksgiving morning, you are missing out. Our owner is the co-founder and has worked closely with Gobble Gait since 1998.
Since the first race in 1998, thousands and thousands of participants come out each year to raise money to benefit Hastings Family Service. Countless families around the Twin Cities make participation part of their annual Thanksgiving tradition.
Offering both a 3K and an 8K, participants can choose their distance. The most important part of the day is the money and food collected to benefit Hastings Family Service. With the help of all of the participants, as well as over 150 local sponsors, Gobble Gait has raised over 1.5 million dollars and an enormous amount of food.
With a last name like Rudolph, it seems fitting that Minnesota Vikings Tight End Kyle Rudolph would arrange a special “flight” to the North Pole for a handful of University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital patients and their families.
The event, “Rudy’s Red Eye Express,” gives kids a chance to meet Santa Claus and his entourage and celebrate the holidays outside of the hospital. This is the third year the Rudolph family has sponsored the unique trip. As part of the experience, families boarded a plane at the St. Paul Downtown Airport. Santa’s elves, aboard the flight, helped navigate to the North Pole. After touching down, the visitors entered an enchanting tunnel and emerged on the other side in Santa’s festive workshop.
The event was made possible thanks to the generous efforts of many donors, including the Rudolphs, Best Jets International, Maven Events, Adagio Djay Entertainment, Northwestern Mutual, and others.
“It’s awesome for us to have the opportunity to take all these patients and their families up to the North Pole,” Kyle told Fox 9 News. “It’s magical. The expressions on [kids’] faces, the excitement…they really light up once we get in and get to see everything.”
The Fairy Godmother Project is another fantastic organization with which we are proud to support and partner. We have been lucky enough to help provide a free wedding to two different military couples.
The Fairy Godmother Project of Minnesota was dreamed up by a local photographer and a local florist. In 2013, one of their clients was planning a wedding. Meanwhile, her fiance, a soldier in the Army, was deployed to Afghanistan. Needless to say, this fact made planning the wedding of their dreams a little stressful.
Terri and Amy, the florist and the photographer, joined with others in the business to band together to bring Paige and her fiance a stress-free wedding. Thus, the Fairy Godmother Project was born.
What better way to say, “Thank you” to those who serve our country and their families? We are pleased to help take some of the burdens off their shoulders. We are proud to support our military community and thank them for their service.
Most people have heard of Relay for Life or know someone who has directly benefited from it. We have been proud to sponsor the local walk for the last 21 years.
If you have never been part of Relay for Life, you should make plans to be at the next one. Each year, teams organize to raise money for cancer research and treatment. Teams walk around a track or specified path. Each event is between six and twenty-four hours, and each team has to have at least one member walking on the course at all times.
At least for one night, cancer patients and cancer survivors know that their friends and community won’t sleep in their fight against cancer, because cancer never sleeps.
David Tutera, along with Lifetime, is helping deserving couples get married with the show My Great Big LIVE Wedding. Adagio is proud to partner with them to support a local couple from St. Paul as they tie the knot.
These couples have faced challenges that no happily engaged couple should, like cancer, devastating war injuries, and losing family members to mass shootings. Professing your love shouldn’t have to be put on hold because of such hard, extenuating circumstances.
We are thankful we can help even one couple have the wedding of their dreams amid such heartache.
At Adagio Djay Entertainment, we believe in giving back to our community. We are pleased to partner with so many incredible organizations that believe in serving others and put those beliefs into action.