Human Foosball

Held in September, Greater Mankato Area United Way’s Human Foosball Tournament welcomes teams to participate in a fun-filled day competing on life-sized foosball courts to benefit United Way programs!

Save the Date

Saturday, September 11, 2021

If you are interested in participating in the 2021 Human Foosball Tournament, please email

2020 Recap

The 2020 Human Foosball Tournament was a modified event at River Hills Mall. It followed COVID-19 guidelines while raising essential funds for United Way programs. The tournament included fewer than half the usual teams, mask requirements, sanitizing, limited spectators and other modifications for a safe and fun event. Thanks to the companies who continued their sponsorship even though they could not participate in person due to restrictions.

Congrats to the 2020 Champions! 

2020 Human Foosball Champs

Presenting Sponsor


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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Event Details

  • $600 per team

  • Minimum five players per team

  • Players age 18+

  • Each team guaranteed three games

  • Teams have opportunity to provide a promo item for the player goodie bags (250 pieces needed)

We will be implementing a comprehensive COVID-19 preparedness plan. The preparedness plan will be consistent with the guidance developed by the State of Minnesota, City of Mankato, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Minnesota Department of Health guidelines for COVID-19. As things change, we will adapt our plan as appropriate.

The following is a list of just some of the changes we are making this year:

  • Five players per team playing at one time

  • Players, refs and volunteers will be required to wear a mask

  • Restrictions will be in place for spectator physical distancing

  • The tournament will be divided into two competitions (11am-2pm; 2pm-5pm)

  • Games will be shortened to 8 minutes each

  • We will sanitize courts between games

  • Alcohol will not be allowed on the street, only on bar patios

  • All bars will have patio and indoor capacity restrictions

  • A COVID-19 waiver will added to our player waiver


Volunteers are an essential part of Greater Mankato Area United Way's mission in building a better tomorrow for all in our four-country region. At our Human Foosball event, we seek volunteers to help the day run smoothly. Below is a list of some of the volunteer opportunities for Human Foosball.

  • Unload/Set-up Foosball Courts

  • Head Referee

  • Assistant Referee

  • Court Tear Down

Contact to get involved.


2020: Blethen Berens

2019: CCFBank

2018: Blethen Berens

2017: Blethen, Gage & Krause

2016: Heat Blowdry Bar & Wax Studio

2015: Westman Freightliner

Thank you 2020 Human Foosball Sponsors

Court Sponsors

Courtside Sponsor

Results Tent Sponsor


Medical Tent Sponsor

T-Shirt Sponsor

Media Sponsors