Events

​Many UWNEMN events have been altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For an up-to-date list of these updates as well as other community resources, click here.

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
November 6-30, 2021

A virtual Big Buck Contest for hunters living, working, and/or hunting in UWNEMN's service territory (Iron Range & Koochiching County) to support the Imagination Library program. Click HERE for information on the 2020 contest and results!


 

 

Making Reel Change
January 13-17, 2022

A virtual ice fishing contest to support United for Veterans. Click HERE for more information!

 

 

 

Annual Campaign Celebration
2022 Date TBA

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


 

Power of the Purse 
2022 Date TBA

This annual ladies' event supports Imagination Library! Click HERE for details on 2021's virtual event, and stay tuned for more information. 



United for Veterans Cash Raffle  Drawing Party
2022 Date TBA 

Good odds - great cause!  This raffle and drawing party support the United for Veterans program.  Click HERE for 2021 results.


Flavor of the North 
2022 Date TBA

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 results from the 2021 event, and stay tuned for details on the 2022 event. 

 


Bull Ride for the Brave
2022 Date TBA

"Dirt Kickin Wicked Good" fun brought to you by Great Frontier Bull Riding Company at the Hibbing Memorial Arena. Proceeds will benefit UWNEMN's United for Veterans program. 

 


Wild About Reading: At the Discovery Center
2022 Date TBA

Families will experience the Imagination Library as it comes to life at the Minnesota Discovery Center! This FREE event is designed to celebrate the joy of reading among young children and families. Children of all ages will enjoy story time, literacy activities, snacks and more. 


Wild About Reading
2022 Date TBA

Families will experience the Imagination Library as it comes to life! This FREE event is designed to celebrate the joy of reading among families.  Children of all ages will enjoy story time, literacy activities, snacks and more!



 

Take a Swing at Hunger - $10,000 Ball Drop
2022 Date TBA

Purchase a golf ball and watch it dropped among 499 others onto the green. If your ball makes it into the hole, you win big! All proceeds will benefit the Buddy Backpack program. Click HERE to learn more!


 

 

Renegade 25K/5K Trail Run
2022 Date TBA

UWNEMN is proud showcase our region's newest trail in this event to support United for Veterans. Click HERE for details on last year's event!


 

 

 

Bucks for Backpacks Raffle 
2022 Date TBA

Great odds - even greater cause! This cash raffle supports Buddy Backpacks. Click HERE for a list of this year's winners.


 

Funspiel for United Way 
2022 Date TBA

We hope to return in the 2022-2023 season to curl with friends and raise funds for Smiles United.