Northland 300 becomes $5 million snowmobile ride
On Jan. 25 when Janel Vorel read the figures for the 2020 Northland 300 she also announced that the 32nd annual Northland 300 passed $5,076,411 as the accumulative total for this event. This year 76 participants raised $187,304.
The Baker’s Dozen (Top 13 Fundraisers) consisted of:
Jim Reger $14,572
Rick Tysk $11,877
Janel Vorel $8,375
Tarry Trout $8,230
Marc Williams $7,540
Diane Reger $5,887
Dave Gerlach $5,180
Pooker Meister $4,625
Jason Reinsch $4,520
Deb Campbell $4, 022
Lauren Patrin $3,945
Dean Townsend $3,820
Tom Babin $3,555
Total raised by Baker’s Dozen $86,148.
Special Awards were awarded as follows:
John Marschall Tough Luck Award – Jens Selin
Tom Patterson Northlander of the Year Award – Dean Townsend
Steve Jaeger Spitit Award – Turquoise 2 Team
CJ Ramstad Unsung Hero Award – Diane Reger
Billy Meister “Newbie” Award – Adam and Kayla Zechman
Mike Dolney Living Large Award- Tarry Trout
Recognition for 32 years of Participation- Marc Williams
2020 Gold Medal Team – Yellow Team
Thanks to Bob Niskala and the Ely Color Guard,
To Mayor Chuck Novak, to Eva Sabasta from Ely’s Chamber of Commerce, to Billie Rouse and the Ely High School Unified Choir for the National Anthem, the Ely Police and Fire Department and Mary Zupancich from Grand Ely Lodge and all the Northland 300 participants for making the Opening Ceremony so memorable.
Three beautiful photos were submitted to the Ely Echo which they printed on a full page presentation.
The 2021 Northland 300 is a work in progress. The new venue will be announced following the February 11 Board of Directors Meeting. Exciting changes are underway.