Swing for a Cause at the Snowball Open

by | Feb 2024

Snowball Open

Photo: The Lions Club

Lions Club charts a course for charitable giving.

Back for its 37th year out on the ice, the Orono Lions Club’s Snowball Open is set for tee off on February 3 on Lake Minnetonka. Hosted off the docks of Birch’s on the Lake from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., attendees are invited to head out onto the ice for 18 holes of fun—all in the name of supporting the community.

Organizers are carefully monitoring ice conditions. If needed, the event will be moved to Nelson Lakeside Beach Park. The time and date will remain the same.

Golfers of all abilities are encouraged to join in on the frozen fun. Each hole is sponsored by a local business or organization and will feature competitions, food, drinks and prizes.

The Lions Club focuses its support toward local organizations with all of its events, and the Snowball Open is no different. The group’s president Bradley Hansen says, “We like to keep it local—keep it in the area.” This year, recipients include the Orono School District, the Pioneer Museum, the Westonka Food Shelf and the Long Lake Fire Department, along with other various community causes that support service animals, park restorations and cancer research.

The fun doesn’t end with the last tee time, enjoy live music from 3–5 p.m. by Traveled Ground. And the giving doesn’t end either; with every beer purchased, Birch’s donates a $1 back to the club’s cause.

Tickets will be available before the event at oronolions.org, as well as day-of the event. Ages 18 and older. $25 presale, $35 day-of.; 10 a.m.–2 p.m. February 3 at Birch’s on the Lake, 1310 Wayzata Blvd., Long Lake; oronolions.org


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