Golf on ice event raises $54,000 for Camp Knutson in Crosslake
Sales of Bilski Burgers raises nearly $6,000 to help the camp that hosts kids and adults with medical conditions, special needs
CROSSLAKE — The 22nd annual Ice Tee Golf event on Moonlite Bay in Crosslake raised $54,000 for Camp Knutson.
“It was a gorgeous day,” said Jess Eide, an owner of Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant and Bar. “It was nice that the weather was so nice because there were a lot of people outside and a lot of people inside and it rotated.”
The Ice Tee Golf event features people of all ages using golf clubs or hockey sticks along with a bright yellow tennis ball to play sponsored golf holes on the ice of Moonlite Bay.
Special holes feature a chance at a hole in one or a goal in one.
A silent auction is held inside.
Eide said around 250 golfers participated in the Saturday, March 4, event.
There were 50 fabulous 500 club members who contributed $500 or more each.
And $5,982 was raised through sales of the Bilski Burger, the most popular burger on the Moonlite Bay menu.
Mike and Jackie Bilski and Dennis and Londa Bilski donate $1 for every Bilski Burger sold the day of the event, and $2 for every burger sold over last year’s number. Eidi said the Bilskis created that burger.
Silent auction items sold for value or over value, Eide said.
Camp Knutson is a Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota camp on Lower Whitefish and Big Trout lakes on the Whitefish Chain that hosts youth and adults with special needs, disabilities and medical conditions.
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