Ice out Loon in Fundraising Benefit


Special Message - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Protecting the health of our community is of the utmost importance to us at this time. As such, we are canceling our annual fundraising benefit, Ice Out, Loon In, at this time. Please stay tuned for future plans. Thank you to all the ticket holders, hosts, sponsors and volunteers who have already registered. Development Officer Mary Salisbury will be contacting you to discuss next steps. Find Freshwater's full statement on the impact of COVID-19 here.

To everyone who had planned to attend the event and support Freshwater's programs through ticket purchases, sponsorship, silent and live auctions, and fund-a-need gifts, we ask you to consider donating to Freshwater today what you would have. The $60,000 in revenue generated at Ice Out, Loon In is critical to our annual operating budget and sustaining the programs and services we provide.

With your support, we remain 100% committed to our mission to inspire and empower people to value and preserve freshwater. Thank you for any financial support you are able to provide Freshwater - or other charitable organizations protecting our community - at this time.

Sunday, April 26, 2020
Allianz Field, Stadium Club
Canceled until further notice

Clean Water Champion Awards:

Clean Water Champion nominations are now closed! Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination to acknowledge and highlight outstanding efforts to improve water across Minnesota. We look forward to rescheduling the awards ceremony which takes place at our annual Ice Out, Loon In fundraising benefit in the months ahead. Stay tuned for more information.

Thank you to our generous event hosts:

John Linc and Deb Stine
Steve and Susan Woods
Mike and Shelly Hanson
Phyllis and Roger Sherman
Stoddard Crane and Margaret Lanik

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Thank you to our event steering committee:

John Linc Stine
Lili McMillan
Joan Nephew
Julie Blackburn
Tom Skramstad
Mike Hanson
Mike Rothman
Todd Bolin
Valery Forbes
Blyth Brookman

Thank you to our generous silent and live auction donors:

Mall of America: Tickets to FlyOver
Voyageur Canoe Outfitters in Tofte: Gift certificate for canoe rental
North Shore Scenic Railroad in Duluth: Trip tickets
Minnesota Zoo: Admission tickets
The General Store of Minnetonka: Gift certificate
Okee Dokee Brothers: Collection of music CDs
Urban Boat Builders: Gift certificate
Upper River Services: Two-hour towboat ride for four adults
R.F. Moeller Jeweler: Gift Certificate for $250
...and more!

Thank you for supporting clean and safe water for Minnesotans and communities downstream.