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United Way $10K Golf Ball Drop logo

United Way $10K Ball Drop

Volunteer Appreciation BBQ

Volunteer Appreciation BBQ

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Flavor of the North

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United Way Renegade Trail Run

The United Way Renegade Trail Run will be taking place on September 9th at the Redhead MTB Park along their newest trail. Competitive running & non-competitive running, walking, and hiking, along with a new division for the Distance Loop and competitive rucking! All proceeds from the event go towards the United for Veterans program!

Registration fee will cover the cost of the trail run, shirt, chip timing, (1) free beer for runners 21+, or (1) free root beer.

Pricing will begin at $40 for adults and $20 for youth (12 and under) from June 1st-August 25th. Prices will increase to $50 for adults and $30 for youth from August 26th-September 9th!

  • Friday, September 8th – 3PM-6PM Packet Pickup
  • Saturday, September 9th – 7:45AM Registration Opens/Packet Pickup
  • 8:30AM – Presentation of Colors
  • 8:45AM – Competitive 5K Start
  • 9AM – Distance Looping Race Start
  • 9:15AM – Ruck Weighted Division Start
  • 9:30AM/9:45AM/10AM/10:15AM – Non Competitive 5K Starts
  • 10:30AM – Walkers Only 5K Start
  • 12PM – Awards Presentation

About the Distance Looping Run:

Run the Renegade 5K as many times as you are able starting at 9AM; last eligible loops end at 11AM

About the Ruck Weighted Division:

Bring your own 5olbs of weight to ruck across the 5K course! Bring a burlap sack filled with sand or a bag filled with canned food to donate to United Way following the run (be creative!)

Attendees will also be able to purchase food on site from Later Tater & The Ice Cream Truck LLC! Entertainment by K&J Entertainment will also be on site at the Redhead MTB Park.

  Want to see more upcoming events and news in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our Chisholm Chamber website!

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United Way Community Steps

Local podiatrist Dr. Katie Evans from Range Foot & Ankle will be on-site to assist with shoe fitting at Famous Footwear. This program is supported by the St. Louis County Family Services Collaboration and held in partnership with the Mountain Iron Fire Department.

Eligible families can now apply to take part in United Way Community Steps – attendees will be welcome to a free dinner as well as an opportunity to pick out a pair of shoes for their child to help kids start out school “on the rigth foot”!

Apply by August 1st for the following Event Dates

  • Tuesday, August 15th (4-8 PM)
  • Thursday, August 17th (4-8 PM)
  • Tuesday, August 22nd (4-8 PM)

United Way of Northeast Minnesota (UWNEMN)

Want to know more about United Way of Northeast Minnesota their mission, fundraisers, and events? Visit them at their official website!

Who is United Way Community Steps for?

  • K-12 Students who are enrolled in an Iron Range School for the 2023-2024 school year can benefit.
  • Families must be under the 200% Federal Poverty Guidelines/receiving SNAP,MFIP, reduced or free lunches

Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce

Want to see more news, events, and more in the Chisholm area? Visit us at our Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce website!

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Big Buck Contest

The United Way of Northeast Minnesota’s (UWNEMN) Big Buck Contest is available for early sign up! 

Hunters of all ages who hunt, live, and/or work in UWNEMN’s service area are invited to register for this contest prior to their season start (Youth Deer Season starts Oct. 20th, and Deer Rifle Season starts Nov. 5th) to be entered to win for the biggest buck in their category or most unusual rack. All hunters will also be entered to win a lifetime Minnesota Hunting license – even if they don’t get a buck! So sign up for the Big Buck Contest today!

To sign up, visit their page!

All contest proceeds will support the local Imagination Library program which delivers free books monthly to children on the Iron Range, in Koochiching County, and in Lake of the Woods County

Rules and Regulations:

  • This contest and all rules are subject to the laws and hunting regulations of the state of Minnesota. All contestants must be legally permitted to take deer according to Minnesota Hunting Regulations.
  • All contestants must live, work, or hunt in United Way of Northeastern Minnesota’s service territory. (North St. Louis County, West Itasca County, all of Koochiching County, & all of Lake of the Woods County)
  • Youth contest will begin October 20 2022, and end November 27, 2022. Deer taken by youth during the Youth Hunting Season (10/20-10/23) or rifle season (11/5-11/27) are eligible so long as youth participant is registered prior to the season start.
  • Adult contest will begin November 5, 2022, and end November 27, 2022. 
  • All contestants be entered to win a lifetime Minnesota hunting license. (A winner will be selected at random in the Adult division, and another winner will be selected at random in the Youth division.)  No purchase necessary.
  • Prizes will be awarded for largest buck in the following categories: Male Hunters 18+ ($250 L&M Gift Card), Female Hunters 18+ ($250 L&M Gift Card),  and Youth Hunters 10-17 ($100 L&M Gift Card). A winner will also be selected for Most Unusual Rack ($100 L&M Gift Card). 
  • More random prize drawings to be announced. 
  • Winners for categories will be determined by the number of points and inside spread of racks. Any point must measure at least one (1) inch to be considered a point. A panel of judges representing various interests will review photos. Panel decisions are final.
  • To qualify to win a category, contestants must submit a photo of their buck (with rack and points clearly visible) with hunter and deer in photo – along with a photo of the license tag clearly showing the date, hunting zone, location, etc.*
  • No out-of-state deer allowed.
  • Only deer harvested during the 2022 rifle season are eligible for prizes.
  • To enter, register with paper or online (link coming soon!) by 11:59 pm November 4, 2022.
  • Photos must be submitted by 11:59 pm November 27, 2022.
  • One contest entry permitted per individual.
  • Winners will be announced on November 30, 2022.

Chisholm Chamber

Bucks for Backpacks Raffle logo

Bucks for Backpacks Raffle

Tickets are now on sale for the Bucks for Backpacks Raffle! It is a $20,000 cash raffle, and one out of every ten playing will win a cash prize. Tickets are $100 each and supplies are limited!

Cash Prizes:

  • 1st Place – $8,000
  • 2nd Place – $4,000
  • 3rd Place – $2,000
  • 2 Winners – $500
  • 15 Winners – $200
  • 20 Winners – $100

Call or text (218) 295-2424 or email elizabeth@unitedwaynemn.org to get your Bucks for Backpacks Raffle ticket(s)! This event helps support United Way of Northeast Minnesota’s Buddy Backpacks program and all ticket proceeds purchase food for local children at risk of hunger through their Buddy Backpacks program. Once you get your tickets, plan to join us at 6pm December 1st at the Sawmill Saloon Restaurant to find out if you’re a winner! Enjoy the free appetizers and side raffles while you’re there!

UWNEMN’s Buddy Backpacks program provides food-insecure children from across our service territory with nutritious, nonperishable meal kits on weekends. More than 35,000 weekend meal kits will be distributed to 1,000 children this school year thanks to your support!

If you would like to learn more about United Way of Northeast Minnesota, their programs or more about the Buddy Backpacks program visit them at their website!

 

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