United Way of Northeastern Minnesota organizes multiple events each year to support our programs.
Your participation in these events helps to raise more than $200,000 annually!



$10,000 Golf Ball Drop 
August 1, 2024, Eshquagama Country Club (Eveleth)

Purchase a golf ball for Drop 1, Drop 2, or both to be dropped from a crane onto a golf green. If your ball goes in the hole, you win cash! All proceeds support Buddy Backpacks. Click HERE to see the list of last year's winners!


Restaurant Week
August 12-16, 2024, Koochiching County

Dine out to give back! Throughout the week of August 12th, Koochiching County restaurants will be donating portions of their food and beverage sales to support local UWNEMN programs and partner agencies. Click HERE to sign up to participate!


Bucks for Backpacks Raffle 
December 5, 2024, Sawmill Saloon & Restaurant (Mountain Iron)

This cash raffle supports Buddy Backpacks. Click HERE to see the list of last year's winners!



Power of the Purse 
January 30, 2025, Iron Trail Motors Event Center (Virginia)

The theme for the 2025 event will be posted soon! Dress the theme, play games, and bid on fabulous packages to support Imagination Library. Click HERE for photos of last year's event.


Annual Celebration
2025 Date TBA

Join us in celebrating the local workplaces, organizations, and individuals for their contributions to our work and our community. Click HERE to see award winners celebrated in 2024!



Flavor of the North 
April 24, 2025, Club Mesabi - 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 to see winning dishes from 2024!

United for Veterans Cash Raffle Drawing Party
2025 Drawing Party Date and Location TBA

This cash raffle supports United for Veterans. Click here to see the list of last year's winners!