Benefits & Fundraisers

Big Island and Back!

5th Annual Celebration of Summer!

Registration for the 2018 Big Island & Back Paddle Event to benefit ICA Foodshelf and Freshwater Society is now open!  

Event Date: Saturday, August 11. Bib Pick Up: 8:00am,  9:00am start.
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To celebrate its 28th anniversary, destination pet supplies store Chuck & Don’s will hold an company-wide birthday bash and inaugural adoption event at most locations throughout Minnesota and Colorado. The events, which will take place simultaneously on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, will celebrate 28 years of business by providing activities to customers while supporting local pet adoption organizations. Read more about CHUCK & DON’S MINNETONKA TO HOST SAVE-A-BULL RESCUE ADOPTION EVENT

"Cody's Dash for Down Syndrome"

2018 “Cody’s Dash for Down Syndrome” is on Sat. June 16th at Central Park in Hopkins.  Our event is a 5K run/walk family event, with a kid’s dash, kid’s games, face painting, balloon artists, FREE Dilly Bars, live music, food trucks and much more!!! All of the proceeds from our event support the FREE therapeutic, educational, and social programs for children and adults with Down syndrome, at “Gigi’s Playhouse” in St. Louis Park. Read more about "Cody's Dash for Down Syndrome"

Reach for Ralph

Hammer Residences, Inc. is a Minnesota non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Founded in 1923 by Alvina Hammer, Hammer provides residential caring support for adult and children with developmental disabilities. Hammer Residences, Inc. serves more than 1500 individuals with a wide range of intellectual disabilities like Autism and Down syndrome. Hammer serves 284 people in 36 homes and 10 apartment complexes in the western metro of the Twin Cities. We also provide specialized services to more than 1,600 individuals in their homes. Read more about Reach for Ralph

27th Crime Prevention Golf Classic Fundraiser

The Crime Prevention Fund is a 501c3 nonprofit. Your sponsorship, participation, and donations help fund DARE, Scholarships for Westonka and Orono HS graduates, Youth, Neighborhood and Elder Crime Prevention events, Safety Awareness and other educational programs and services that support Crime Free Safe Communities for the people and schools sever by the Orono and Minnetrista police departments. Read more about 27th Crime Prevention Golf Classic Fundraiser

Community Breakfast

You are invited to join your friends, neighbors and community members at the Annual Community Breakfast to benefit Western Communities Action Network (WeCAN) on Thursday, April 27, at the Gillespie Center, 2590 Commerce Boulevard in Mound.

The event will run from 7 to 8:30 a.m., with registration starting at 6:45 a.m. This year’s featured speaker is Kevin Borg, Superintendent of Westonka Schools. Borg’s topic will be “Celebrating a Century and Beyond” in recognition of the district’s centennial this year.   Read more about Community Breakfast

Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society Presents "Celebrating Danceland: 1904-1968"

The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society (ELMHS) will present “Celebrating Danceland: 1904-1968” on May 9, 2018 at the Old Log Theatre, 5185 Meadville Street, Greenwood, MN. The evening will begin at 5:30 pm with a “mini-exhibit” of historic Danceland artifacts and photos and will include Excelsior Brewing Company’s “Big Reggie’s Rootbeer,” a cash bar, gourmet popcorn, a raffle, and a trivia contest. Read more about Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society Presents "Celebrating Danceland: 1904-1968"

Frosty Fat Tire Festival Benefiting the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF)

Minnesotans are daring (and crazy?) enough to bike in the winter! What
is a Frosty Fat, eh? It’s a group of fat tire bike riders rounding a
½-mile circuit as many times as they can, to raise dollars
for UHCCF medical grants for kids. Bundle up and gather family and
friends to enjoy this unique winter event!  Read more about Frosty Fat Tire Festival Benefiting the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF)


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