The Crash Reel presented by Ampersand

Ampersand in the Galleria is a go-to shop in Edina for fine gifts, tableware and home decor. And for 20 years, Ampersand shoppers have been able to find hand-crafted glass and pottery created by Simon Pearce, a Vermont based artisan of beautiful heirloom quality tableware and home décor made for everyday enjoyment.

On April 9, Simon’s son, Kevin Pearce will be a guest speaker at Edina High School in conjunction with a screening of the 2013 HBO documentary film, The Crash Reel, The Fall and Rise of Snowboarder Kevin Pearce

Kevin Pearce was once a competitive snowboarder and Olympic hopeful. But in 2009 he suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) while attempting a Cab double cork in a halfpipe in Park City, Utah. Following his recovery, Kevin became an internationally known sports commentator, motivational speaker and advocate for education and research on TBI.

The April 9 presentation is a collaborative effort between Ampersand and Simon Pearce to benefit the Love Your Brain Foundation. Kevin will speak about his TBI and the Love Your Brain Foundation he co-founded to raise awareness to brain injury prevention, rehabilitation and brain health.

Join forces with one of your favorite local retailers and help Ampersand help those affected by TBI.


Purchase tickets online at or at Ampersand located at the Galleria in Edina. $40 for adults. $10 for students. Proceeds to benefit the Love Your Brain Foundation and Edina High School.