Minnesota Urban Debate League
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Mayors Challenge Invitation

Presented by the Minnesota Urban Debate League, a program of Augsburg University

September 22nd, 2022 | 5:00-7:45 PM

With Featured Speaker Governor Tim Walz & First Lady Gwen Walz, Mayor Jacob Frey, & Mayor Melvin Carter

Features of the Event

The MNUDL is proud to present the 10th anniversary celebration of its annual fundraiser, Mayors Challenge 2022: the Great NATO Debate. We are excited to be back in person, with the beautiful American Swedish Institute as our venue.

For the past 10 years, our Mayors Challenge event has brought together education advocates from across the Twin Cities to watch our showcase debate. In this year’s debate, four debaters, who represent our partner schools across the Twin Cities, will split into two teams and debate issues related to NATO. We have also invited the ambassadors to the United States (or their official designee) from Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Iceland.

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5:00-6:00 PM – Cocktail Reception with MNUDL Students, Governor Walz, First Lady Gwen Walz, Mayor Carter, and Mayor Frey.

6:00 – Dinner Begins

6:05 – Welcome Remarks from Gov. Tim Walz

6:15 – Student Debate & Conversation with the Mayors

7:00 – Ambassador Panel

7:30 – Champions of Change

7:45 – Debate Decision by Audience & Conclusion

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Thank You To Our Sponsors!

List of MNUDL event sponsors (see below)

Presenting Media Sponsor:

Star Tribune

Advocate Level ($5,000)

Entenza Law Firm

Hogen Adams

Lathrop GPM


Zimmerman Reed

Leader Level ($2,500)


Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP

National Association for Urban Debate Leagues (NAUDL)

Nilan Johnson Lewis

Winthrop & Weinstine

With Additional Thanks To: 

Felhaber Larson


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Corporate Sponsorships

Thank You to Our Individual Sponsors!

List of Individual Supporters (see below)

$5,000 Level

Alex and Emily Thiele

$2,500 Level 

Jess and Rick Khan

$1,000 Sponsor

Adam Garen

Linnea Solem

Meg Luger-Nikolai & Pete Nikolai

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Individual Sponsorhips

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