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This past Saturday we held our fall charity fundraising event, Kinky Squares. Teams from throughout our community representing the Atons of Minneapolis, Knights of Leather, North Star Kennel Club, Minnesota Leather Sex Project, DsMN and Twin Cities Leather each donated an entry fee in order participate. The winner of the event would then get to donate all the team fees to the charity of their choice.

Twin Cities Leather was the winner of the first Kinky Squares, and in a moment that showed the continued generosity of our community asked that the money be split with the second place team, North Star Kennel Club. Because of their generosity we will be donating $300 on behalf of Twin Cities Leather to Youthlink (http://www.youthlinkmn.org) and $300 on behalf of the North Star Kennel Club to Secondhand Hounds (http://secondhandhounds.org), a no-kill shelter. Other charities that our teams were playing for were Reclaim (http://reclaim.care/) and Avenues for Homeless Youth (http://avenuesforyouth.org/).

Thank you toThe Saloon for giving us the space, and the services of Nick our event guru, and our most awesome bartender Ryan! Thank you to all of our awesome volunteers; Mark, David, Sterling, Jeff, Pup Omega, Christopher, Jodi and Dylan, and everyone else who stepped up to help even if they weren't 'officially' volunteers. Thank you to our wonderful committee members; Kitten, Andrew, Bobbie, Cameron, Chaz, and Rakhi, and our Board Event Coordinator, Vicki, who kept us on track and gave us room to run. Not to mention the Minnesota Leather Pride Board itself for its support and time. Thank you to Evie from the Twin Cities girls of Leather for manning the coat check for us. Thank you to our MC Steve Lenius, who was just an amazing host for our event, thank you for your time.

Last, but most certainly and definitely not least, thank you to our Celebrity Squares. Without you all the event would have been a much duller undertaking. We can't thank you enough for all of you taking the time to come out and help us with this event! You are all amazing! Our first set of celebrities was:Lady Carol, Archie, Minnesota Leather Sir 2016 Roman, Jason Zahlen(+1/2), Girtha Rotunda, David Anderson, Mistress Mara, John Maddening, and David Coral. Our second set of celebrities was: Sue Olson, Pup Bruizer, Ryan Brown, Derek Harley, Steven Patton, PJ Knight, Mikalya Stanek, Sam Carlisle, and Marc DeBauch. Our final set of celebrities was, Spiderbaby, International Leather Sir 2016 Sir Ivan, Women's International Leather Legacy 2016 Syn, Lady Renee, Karri Plowmann and Tynan Fox, James Sargent, Tim Balfanz, Blackryver, and Bootblack Kai.

Once again thank you all so much for all of your time and energy, because of you all this event was successful.

You can see photos from the event here on our photographer's site.