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Pucks at the Pit – Save the Date!

JANUARY 18, 2020 – Handke Pit Outdoor Ice Rink

Celebrate Hockey Day Minnesota by cheering on your favorite local teams at the 2019 Pond Hockey Tournament at the Handke Pit outdoor ice rink. Ten adult teams, made up of many local Hockey alumni, will face off in this fast and furious, competitive tournament.

Games start at 8:30 a.m. Don’t miss the championship game at 3:00 P.M.




Three Rivers Community Foundation (TRCF) is hosting Pucks at the Pit to raise awareness for our philanthropic mission. Donate now to help us grow our local grant and scholarship programs.


Former NHL defenseman and Elk River alumni, Paul Martin, will be at the tournament to join in the camaraderie and highlight Shine A Ligh7 foundation. Martin launched Shine A Ligh7 in 2017 to raise awareness of bullying, depression and other mental health issues. See Paul Martin’s bio on Wikipedia.




Buy a “Pucks at the Pit Beer Cup” at the tournament and take it to these local restaurants for $2 tap beers all day, Saturday, January 18, 2020!

Sunshine Depot
McCoy’s Pub
Aegir Brewing Co.

Golf Tournament – Save the Date!

JUNE 5, 2020 – Fox Hollow Golf Club

Mark your calendar and join us for this great day of golf, and help us raise money to strengthen our communities! Check back in March for details.

Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Michelle Eder at 612-940-5430.

Past Events

OCTOBER 16: TRCF Honors 2019 Grant Recipients

TRCF held a reception in October to honor leaders from 21 area non-profits that received grants from our 2019 grant program. This year, we are thrilled to award a total of $40,000 in local grants to non-profits serving communities that make up the ISD 728 school district. What a privilege it is to walk beside these amazing local organizations!

It was an evening of laughter, stories, testimonials and a few tears, as we came together to celebrate the gifts and missions that each grant recipient contributes to our communities. Congratulations to all grant recipients. We thank you all for your tireless efforts to strengthen our communities.

AUGUST 7: Keller Williams donates Party in the Park Proceeds

It was great seeing everyone at Keller Williams Party in the Park! A huge thanks to Keller Williams for selecting TRCF as the featured non-profit for the 2019 event. Keller Williams donated $2,250 from party proceeds to help us carry out our pay-it-forward mission. We appreciate their big heart for supporting Three Rivers communities!

JUNE 29: IPA Invitational Donates $3,955

TRCF extends a special thanks to Lupulin, ERX, and IPA Fest brewers for their donations from the IPA Invitational! Lupulin and ERX hosted a great event, and generously gifted a portion of ticket sales to TRCF. Thank you to the 7 brewers for their donations!

JUNE 7: 2019 Golf Tournament raises $20,000

Under beautiful June skies, 24 foursomes teed off for a great day of golfing at our 32nd annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser at Fox Hollow.

Thanks to all the sponsors, golfers, committee TRCF board and committee members, and the helpful staff at Fox Hollow who helped make this year’s tournament another successful event. Together we raised nearly $20,000 to support our mission to build vibrant communities—and had a blast doing it!

We hope to see you again next year! Mark your calendar for June 5, 2020.

FEBRUARY 9: Shiver Plunge raises $1,884

We are touched by the generosity of all the people who supported us at this year’s Shiver Plunge. Although the event was cancelled and we didn’t jump into the cold lake, we are thrilled to report that we received $1,884 from warm-hearted donors who supported us at the annual Elk River Chamber event.

These gifts will help us provide scholarships to help more local students achieve their educational goals, and grants to help more local non-profits provide needed services to people in the Three Rivers community. We are truly grateful to you for supporting our mission. Next year, we will jump twice!

TRCF board members, Ellie Christian, Jason Hoskins and Margie MacLachlan gratefully accept a check for $1883.78 from Debbi Rydberg, executive director, Elk River Area Chamber, for funds raised from the Chamber’s annual Shiver Plunge.