2024 Events

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Freedom Run, Minnesota Lake

The 18th annual Freedom Run will take place on Saturday, June 18 in Minnesota Lake, with over 250 motorcycles or classic cars expected to participate in the 100-mile ride through scenic south-central Minnesota.  The event raised over $21,000 this year and the Freedom Run has raised over $300,000 for MMAF since its inception in 2007. Learn more about the Freedom Run.


Twin Cities River Rats Water Ski Show

The Twin Cities River Rats will host their annual Military Appreciation show on the banks of the Mississippi River on Wednesday, July 10. Many of the River Rats have served or are currently serving in the military and their Military Appreciation Show is always a favorite. The River Rats have contributed over $30,000 to MMAF throughout the past 15 years. Learn more about the River Rats. 


Military Appreciation Day, Minnesota State Fair

MMAF will take part in the Minnesota State Fair’s annual Military Day on Tuesday, August 27. Service members and veterans will have reduced admission to the Fair and MMAF plans to give away hundreds of “Thanks” pins and MMAF-branded cell-phone wallets, in addition to postcards on how to apply for a grant or make a donation.


Minnesota Twins Armed Forces Appreciation Day

The Minnesota Twins and MMAF will recognize grant recipients during Armed Forces Appreciation Day at Target Field on Saturday, September 14. Thank you to the Twins organization for providing a platform to raise awareness for MMAF and their long-time support.


Tomahawk POCI Car Shows

The Tomahawk Chapter of Pontiac-Oakland Club International held a car show on May 18 and will host another show in September at Route 65 Classics in Ham Lake. Proceeds from the classic car shows will be donated to MMAF


Minnesota Vikings Games

In addition to the monetary support the Vikings organization provides to MMAF at its annual appreciation dinner, the Vikings and their season ticket holders continue to donate tickets to MMAF, allowing for hundreds of MMAF grant recipients and their families to attend games. Thank you to the Vikings for their long-time support and for providing great experiences for our grant recipients and their families.