Annual Foundation Fundraising Events

One of the primary ways the Northern Lights Foundation raises money is by hosting annual fundraising events throughout the year. These events range from a formal dinner to a crazy singing competition involving cow bells. A majority of the events are open to the public and offer the community an opportunity to have fun while helping their friends and neighbors in need.

January - Duluth

More Cowbell

This wild and crazy event is held at The Sports Garden and guarantees lots of laughs as contestants sing and dance their hearts out on stage while wearing creative costumes and bang on cowbells.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

May - Duluth

Annual Dinner / Silent Auction

Enjoy an enchanted evening out while supporting our local children facing life-threatening illnesses. Guests will enjoy a deliciously prepared meal by Black Woods Catering, a brief program and endless opportunity to support the Northern Lights Foundation in a silent and live auction!

Coming May 2019

August - Duluth

Guns n Hoses

The Duluth Huskies host this free family fun night at Wade Stadium where the public is invited to watch members of the Duluth Police and Fire Departments battle is out on the baseball field.

Coming August 2019

Annual Charitable Partner Events

The Northern Lights Foundation is proud to be chosen as the official charitable partner for the following events. These partnerships offer event participants the chance to help raise funds for Northland children and families while having fun.

April - Duluth

Chive Meet-up in Duluth

Chive Charities is committed to helping underdogs – namely, people who have rare medical diagnoses and veterans.  Each year, Chive Charities hosts an event in Duluth and 50% of the proceeds go to the Northern Lights Foundation.

June - Duluth

Grandma’s Marathon

Runners from around the world travel to Duluth each summer to participate in this 26.2 mile race along the scenic shores of Lake Superior. In 2016, runners like Jamie Jazdzewski earned a guaranteed race entry in exchange for raising $500 in donations for the Northern Lights Foundation.

June - Biwabik

Lakehead Constructors Golf Tournament

Lakehead Constructors is pleased to announce their 7th annual golf tournament and 2nd year donating proceeds to the Northern Lights Foundation. The event will be held on the Legends Course at Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort June 2, 2016. The golf event will be a scramble format and held rain or shine.

September - Duluth

NorthShore Inline Marathon

Over 2,000 skaters from around the world travel to Duluth each fall to participate in the largest inline marathon in North America. In 2016, the marathon chose Northern Lights Foundation as its charitable partner and the foundation participateed in the pre-event expo to raise awareness and funds.