Men's Event

Each year, Greater Mankato Area United Way’s annual Men’s Event welcomes regional men 21+ to a casual, fun-filled night of games, food/drink samples, raffles and silent auction to raise awareness of United Way programs.

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    Wednesday, June 16, 2021
    5 - 9 pm
    ISG Field
    601 Reed Street, Mankato 


Our 7th annual Men’s Event will take place outdoors on June 16. We’re excited to partner with the MoonDogs at ISG Field.

Experience new games, food vendors, raffles and more!

  • Meat Raffle 

  • Silent Auction 

  • Universal Sports Auction


2021 Presenting Sponsor:
Men's Event Tickets 

Purchase Tickets

All tickets include food, gameplay, access to auction and raffles and
two MoonDogs game vouchers to all who turn in their event ticket.

The event will feature a silent auction, meat raffle, prize raffle and cash bar. 

Purchase Tickets


Game Sponsor 



  • 9 tickets to the event

  • Logo featured at one game during event

  • Company name in emailed event communication (~1,000 recipients)

  • Company name on printed material at event

  • Company name featured on video board at event

  • Company name in printed 2022 Heart Club booklet sponsorship listing

  • Logo on Greater Mankato Area United Way website

  • Logo/tag on sponsor post on United Way Facebook & Instagram pages (~4,100 followers)

9-Pack of Tickets 



  • 9 tickets to the event

  • Company name on video board at event

  • Company name on United Way website and social media

5-Pack of Tickets



  • 5 tickets event

  • Two MoonDogs game vouchers to all who turn in their event ticket

Single Ticket 



  • 1 ticket to event

  • Two MoonDogs game vouchers to all who turn in their event ticket

Purchase raffle tickets now or at the event for $10 each.

Win one of the following FIVE prizes.

Prize winners will be drawn in the order below.

  1. Traeger Pro Series 22 Pellet Grill, $600 value Donated by True Value
  2. Badfish—Monarch Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board with paddle, pump, carry bag & matching life jacket, $1,000 value Donated by Bent River Outfitter
  3. $250 Gift Card Donated by Rooms & Rest
  4. 8-Pack Dog Pound tickets, $224 value Donated by Mankato MoonDogs
  5. Cocktail mixers (Pratt Standard, Bittermilk & Tippleman’s) and drink accessories, $150 value Donated by J Longs

Need not be present to win. Cash or check only. Purchase at United Way. Drawing to be held Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 8 p.m., ISG Field, 601 Reed St., Mankato, MN 56001. Rain Date: June 23, 2021.

Must be 18 or older to purchase ticket or win prize. Winner responsible for any applicable fees or taxes.

License X-93541-21-012

Problem gambling helpline number: 1-800-333-HOPE

Men's Event Raffle


All volunteers welcome!

Join in the fun by volunteering to help make the Men's Event a success!

Volunteers will mainly help in running the competitive games. Help make sure our games run smoothly!

No prior knowledge needed. We’ll give you all the information you need when you arrive at 4:30 p.m. The event will start at 5 p.m. You will get breaks throughout the night! We’ll wrap up by 9 p.m. for a short period of take-down.

  1. Baseball Pong Toss
  2. Fishing Casting
  3. General Game Volunteer
  4. Golf Chipping
  5. Kan Jam
  6. Plinko
  7. Pop A Shot Basketball
  8. Putting
  9. Speed Pitch

Volunteer attire: White United Way t-shirt (provided). Dress comfortably and for the weather. We will have snacks/water available, but feel free to bring your own. 


Lori Benike, Scheels

Brent Busch, Prime Source Funding

Joe Frederick Jr., Buffalo Wild Wings

Erik Hagedorn, West Bank

Tyler Kuch, Mankato MoonDogs

Doug Lago, United Prairie Bank

Jeff Lang, Radio Mankato

Justin Neumann, Mankato Dept. of Public Safety

Tyler Resner, First National Bank MN

Brandon Scheel, Scheels

Phil Slingsby, Retired      

Brian Taylor, Mankato Motors - Event Chair

Brandon Thiesse, Bremer Bank

Shane Van Engen, Bremer Bank

Jeremy Whiteford, Farrell's Extreme BodyShaping 

Chris Willaert, Chris Willaert Insurance Agency

Jadon Witte, River Valley Hearing

Scott Wojcik, Northflow Solutions

Supporting Sponsors

Community Bank

In-Kind Sponsors

Mankato Moondogs


Game Sponsors

Bent River Outfitter


Caswell Park

First National Bank

The Free Press Media

Kaye Corporation

Lindsay Windows

Lloyd Management

Mankato Motors Co.

Meyer & Norland Financial

Minnesota State University Mankato

PrimeSource Funding

United Prairie Bank

Media Sponsors

KEYC News Now

KXLP Radio

The Fan Mankato

The Free Press

Food Sponsors

Buffalo Wild Wings

Burrito Wings

Flask Mankato

Mankato Brewery

Polito's Pizza

Pub 500

Thank you to

Big Dog

Cub Foods

Erberts & Gerberts

Red Lobster

Schmidt's Meat Market

Meat Raffle Sponsors

B & B Krohn Farms

Burrito Wings

Guentzel Family Farms

Thank you to the following businesses for purchasing the 9-pack tickets.

Affordable Lawn & Snow
B. Langworthy Paint & Finishing
Bank Vista
Bethany Lutheran College
Blethen Berens
Bremer Bank
City of Mankato
Knish Lawn & Landscaping
Knutson + Casey

Mankato Ford
Maschka, Riedy, Ries & Frentz
Meyer & Norland Financial
North Central International
State Farm, Zender Insurance Agenccy
Taylor Corp
The Habib Sadaka Team – CrossCountry Mortgage
Vetter Stone
Walmart Distribution Center