In 2018, Mike and Anne Rogers took over ownership of the Lake Minnetonka Triathlon after many years as lead sponsors, volunteers, and even race participants. Their vision was simple: add a strong charitable giving component that will raise funds for our community.
To date, we've been able to give over $55,000 to local charities.
Mike Rogers is also the President and founder of Wayzata-based 360 Financial. The team at 360 Financial looks forward to coming together and volunteering their time to host the triathlon each year.
In 2021, we established two long-term charity partners: Interfaith Outreach and Community for the Commons, so that donations would be more impactful year-over-year!
Below we introduce our charity partners and outline what the money raised will be used for.
All funds, beyond the expenses to put on the race, go towards these local charities.
Mike Rogers, owner of the Lake Minnetonka Triathlon and 360 Financial
75% of all funds raised benefit Interfaith Outreach, specifically their youth programs.
Your donation provides financial support to local students to participate in athletic programs such as swimming lessons, running clubs, and summer camps alongside their peers. Without the support of this program, many of these kids would not be able to participate due to lack of funds.
Interfaith Outreach is located in Plymouth and has been serving families throughout the west Hennepin County region since 1979.
25% of funds raised go to the Community for the Commons.
Community for the Commons is a non-profit organization dedicated to the long-term enhancement and improvement of the Excelsior Commons.
A few of the upcoming projects in the master plan include: replacing the concessions building and creating an outdoor patio; adding a boardwalk; updating the ball field, beaches, port, and courts.
We believe it is crucial that we do our part in supporting and maintaining the beautiful area where our event takes place each year.