Events

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.

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September 2024 - Duluth

2024 NorthShore Inline Marathon

Join us at the annual NorthShore Inline Marathon! A portion of proceeds raised will be donated to the Northern Lights Foundation!

It's time to skate, run, or ski the Northshore with NorthShore Inline Marathon's 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon, & Northern Lights Foundation Kid Sprints!

Over 2,000 skaters from around the world travel to Duluth each fall to participate in the largest inline marathon in North America.

We participate in the pre-event expo to raise awareness and funds. Be sure to stop by and visit us at our NLF Table at the Expo. We look forward to seeing you!

https://www.northshoreinline.com/

Friday, September 13, 2024 - Sunday, September 15, 2024!

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2024 - Children's Charity Galas

2024 Children's Charity Gala

Join us at our annual Children's Charity Galas.

These are our largest fundraisers of the year and includes a live and silent auction, raffles, social hour, dinner, and presentation. It's a night you never want to miss!

Twin Cities: Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 317 On Rice Park Event Center in St. Paul.

Twin Ports: Tuesday, October 15, 2024 at the DECC in Duluth.

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March 2024 - Duluth

2024 Lake Superior Lawmen Hockey Tournament

Join us for the Annual Lake Superior Lawmen Hockey Tournament!

Participating teams include current and former police officers, military members, firefighters and other public safety personnel.

Proceeds raised will be donated to the Northern Lights Foundation!

Join us for this family friendly event!

Friday, March 22nd & Saturday, March 23rd starting at 11:00am each day at the Duluth Heritage Sports Center!

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May 2024 - Duluth

2024 Charity Bean Bag Tournament

Join us for Adolfson & Peterson Construction's (AP)
Second Annual Charity Bean Bag Tournament!

Tournament will be double elimination with winning prizes.

Proceeds raised will be donated to the Northern Lights Foundation!

Registration and sponsorship is limited, so register today!

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Badges, Ball & BBQ 2023

August 2024 - Duluth

2024 Badges+Ball+BBQ

Join us for our 15th Annual Charity Softball Game at Wade Stadium in August!

Watch the Duluth/Superior Police Departments take on the Duluth/Superior Fire Departments on the field along with a great BBQ in the outfield for all fans.

All are invited!

Open to the community, active First Responders and Employees, Retired First Responders, Families & Supporters.

Date: TBD - August 2024


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.

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.

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