United Way’s Fire & Ice Goes Virtual on December 5

    October 23rd, 2020

    MANKATO—Tickets are available now for Greater Mankato Area United Way’s virtual Fire & Ice event on Saturday, December 5, benefiting United Way’s 56 programs in the four-county area.

    Presented by PrimeSource Funding, this year’s event includes virtual event packages, online auction, virtual program, the opportunity to give and other highlights.

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    Event packages include “Friends of United Way” for eight people ($1,500) or “Date Night” for two ($300).

    Register at Bidpal.net/FireIce2020.

    The annual Fire & Ice Ball is usually a black-tie gala and serves as United Way’s largest fundraising event of the year. Last year, the event netted more than $180,000.

    “Fire & Ice has been our signature fundraising event since it began in 2015,” said United Way CEO Barb Kaus. “This year more than ever, we need to ensure our programs stay strong. Proceeding with Fire & Ice in a safe and socially distanced way will ensure the well-being of those who live and work in our region while allowing us to continue working to improve lives. We are grateful to our volunteer committee that has remained dedicated to creating another can’t-miss event while prioritizing safety for all.”

    For more information on this year’s Fire & Ice raffle prize, a 2021 Honey Hole from Ice Castle Fish Houses, please visit MankatoUnitedWay.org/raffle.

    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 its service area of Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet and Waseca counties. In 2021, United Way will support 56 essential regional programs, all of which have undergone a thorough vetting process led by more than 80 community volunteers.

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