Welcome To The Second MTA Awards Banquet & Gala
Please join us for the 2015 Minnesota Thunder Academy Awards Banquet & Gala

The MTA Awards Banquet & Gala will recognize all of the amazing things that our club, teams, and players have accomplished over the past year.  Players, parents, as well as relatives and friends from outside the club are encouraged to attend the event.  

The event will feature awards, dinner, drinks, bowling, games, pool, silent auction, and more. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the club’s Scholarship & Club Development programs. 

When: Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 from 6:00pm-9:00pm 
Everyone is encouraged to stay as late as they want after the banquet
Doors open at 5:30pm

WhereSky Deck Sports Grille and Lanes
401 E Broadway, Mall of America, Bloomington, MN 55425
4th floor Mall of America

New For 2015

  • Entire Club
  • Club Action Video
  • Club Slide Show
  • Team Silent Auction Gift Baskets

Tickets $20: Register Here Now

Cost Includes

  • Awards Banquet
  • Dinner  House Salad with Ranch and Italian Dressings, Tortilla Chips and Salsa, Wings, Chicken Tenders with Ranch and Blue Cheese, Assorted Pizzas, Soda and water to drink- food subject to change
  • 12 lanes of bowling for MTA
  • 4 billiards tables
  • Free games in the Amazing Game Room for non ticket games
  • Karaoke
  • Cash bar is available for adults 21+

Dress: Casual attire 

Questions? Contact Andy Kaasa at akaasa@mnthunderacademy.org

Want To Help Out?  We are looking for at least one volunteer from each team to help to make this experience as special as possible for all the girls and the teams.  Please contact Andy Kaasa if you are interested in volunteering.

Volunteer Options

  • Promotion
  • Silent Auction Baskets
  • Club Video
  • Club Slide Show
  • Ticket and Day of Help
  • Awards
  • Donation & Sponsorship

Team Requirements

  • Please fill out our Team Gala Form Here
    • 5-20 pictures for slide show
    • 1-3 minutes of video highlights
  • Silent auction basket
    • Each team/age group should put together a basket for silent auction.  The basket can include items like Tickets to sporting or other events, coupons, gift cards, ect


  • Team/Age Group Most Valuable Player
  • Team/Age Group Most Improved Player
  • Girls Elite Player of the Year U16-U18
  • Girls Elite Player of the Year U13-U15
  • Girls Junior Elite Player of the Year 
  • Boys Elite Player of the Year U16-U18
  • Boys Elite Player of the Year U13-U15
  • Boys Junior Elite Player of the Year 
  • South Metro Boys Player of the Year 
  • South Metro Girls Player of the Year