Fire & Ice Tickets on Sale

    October 13th, 2021

    Gala moves to Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center Dec. 4 Volunteers needed

    MANKATO—Tickets are available now for Greater Mankato Area United Way’s annual Fire & Ice Ball, benefiting United Way’s 59 programs in the four-county area. The black-tie gala is moving to Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center on December 4.

    Presented by PrimeSource Funding, Fire & Ice includes a program emceed by George & Jess of Country 103.5, specialty food and beverages, live band, games, photobooths, prize drawings, live auction and other activities.

    Register at

    Tickets are $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of eight. Limited sponsorship packages remain. New this year, individuals not attending the event can access limited auction items online for $25.

    Fire & Ice is Greater Mankato Area United Way’s largest fundraising event of the year. Last year, the event went virtual during COVID and netted more than $165,000. A volunteer committee of more than 20 has been working on the event planning all year.

    “Fire & Ice has been our signature fundraising event since it began in 2015, and we are thrilled to be back in person,” said United Way CEO Barb Kaus. “It is incredible to see the creativity and generosity of dozens of sponsors, in-kind donors and volunteers.”

    United Way is seeking volunteers for the event. Register at:

    For more information on the Fire & Ice raffle prize, a 2021 Honey Hole Ice Castle Fish House, please visit

    About Greater Mankato Area United Way:

    Greater Mankato Area United Way is a local, independent nonprofit focused on keeping the region balanced through basic needs, health and education. United Way serves more than 51,000 people annually throughout Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet and Waseca counties. In 2022, United Way will support 59 essential regional programs, all of which have undergone a thorough vetting process led by more than 80 community volunteers.