Tickets Available for United Way Men’s Event March 5

    January 22nd, 2020

    Veteran, motivational speaker John Kriesel to headline

    Submitted Photo - John Kriesel, United Way 2020 Men's Event speaker
    Submitted Photo – John Kriesel, United Way 2020 Men’s Event speaker

    MANKATO—Tickets are on sale now for the sixth annual United Way Men’s Event, 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 at the Kato Ballroom, headlined by Minnesota veteran John Kriesel.

    The Men’s Event welcomes regional men ages 21+ to enjoy a casual night of fun, food, games and more to raise awareness of United Way’s work to improve lives in our region.

    The event includes food and beverage samples from local vendors, competitive games, silent auction and meat raffle. $1,700 in Scheels gift cards will be awarded. New this year: Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin’ Challenge Wing Eating Contest.

    Visit to purchase tickets. $65 per ticket or $500 for a reserved table of 8. Sponsorship opportunities available.

    Last year, the Men’s Event welcomed more than 330 attendees.

    Kriesel is a decorated Minnesota veteran, sports radio personality, former legislator and acclaimed motivational speaker. In 2006, Kriesel was catastrophically injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq and lost both his legs. He will share his story and how having perseverance, a strong support system, sense of humor and positive outlook has made him stronger than ever.

    • Presenting Sponsor: MTU Onsite Energy
    • Supporting Sponsor: Community Bank
    • Media Sponsors: KEYC News 12, Radio Mankato

    About Greater Mankato Area United Way:

    Greater Mankato Area United Way serves Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet and Waseca counties. Last year, United Way programs served over 50,000 people in our region. In 2020, Greater Mankato Area United Way is supporting 55 programs within 36 agencies through the impact areas of Basic Needs, Health and Education. Visit the United Way website for the full list.