United Way of Northeastern Minnesota presents many events that support our programs.
Your participation in these events helps to raise more than $134,000 annually!

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Big Buck Contest
2022 Youth and Firearm Deer Season, Regionwide

A virtual Big Buck Contest for hunters living, working, and/or hunting in UWNEMN's service territory (Iron Range, Koochiching County, & Lake of the Woods County) to support the Imagination Library program. Click HERE to secure your sponsorship before October 3rd!



Bucks for Backpacks Raffle 
December 1, 2022, Sawmill Saloon & Restaurant (Virginia)

Great odds - even greater cause! This cash raffle supports Buddy Backpacks. Click HERE for more information!


Power of the Purse 
January 26, 2023, Iron Trail Motors Event Center (Virginia)

This annual ladies' event supports Imagination Library! Click HERE for a recap of the 2022 event, and stay tuned for more details! 

Annual Campaign Celebration
March 30, 2023, Location TBA

Join us in celebrating the positive impact campaign dollars raised by UWNEMN have had in our communities. Click HERE to register.


Flavor of the North 
April 27, 2023, Range Recreation & Civic Center (Eveleth) 

Taste the best dishes local restaurants have to offer and vote for your favorites, plus bid on items in our biggest auction of the year to support Buddy Backpacks. Click HERE for more details. 

United for Veterans Cash Raffle  Drawing Party
2023 Date & Location TBA

Good odds - great cause!  This raffle and drawing party support the United for Veterans program. Click HERE to see the results of 2022's raffle.


Renegade 5K Trail Run
2023 Date TBA Redhead MTB Park (Chisholm)

The 2022 Renegade Trail Run took place on the Iron Range's newest trail at Redhead MTB Park and featured waves for competitive running, non-competitive running, and walking/hiking, and all proceeds support United for Veterans! Click HERE for results.