COGGS Gala 2020 Cancelled, Fund Drive Launches November 12, 2020

The 9th Annual Duluth Traverse Gala, scheduled for Saturday night March 14th, is being cancelled due to COVID-19 recommendations to limit large gatherings.

We will instead hold a year-end Duluth Traverse Fund Drive and Auction during the week of November 12–19th to raise money for the 2021 trail season.

The Duluth Traverse Gala is the largest annual fundraising event for COGGS. The funds raised during this event are crucial to our annual trail building capabilities for the following year. Without these funds, there will be no contracted trail building in 2021.

Duluth Traverse Fund Drive and Virtual Auction The Fund Drive will be an open invitation to donate to COGGS trail building during the week of November 12–19. We will also be auctioning an incredible selection of items donated by our partners to our Gala fundraiser. More information will be provided on our Duluth Traverse Fund Drive and Auction in the coming weeks.

Thank You Partners and Volunteers The COGGS Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who contributed to the 2020 Gala planning, including the Gala co-chairs Alina and Nate Heydt, the Gala planning committee, the businesses and individuals who donated in-kind auction items, and our business sponsors and partners.

Gala Ticket Holders If you purchased a ticket to the 2020 Gala, please consider the ticket price a donation to COGGS to support trail development. You will be receiving a tax deductible receipt for your donation at the end of the year. However, if you would prefer a refund for your ticket, COGGS is prepared to offer a full refund. Please contact for more information.

COGGS Sponsors We want to thank our business sponsors for their support during this challenging year. Your support is critical to trail development. Our new fundraising director, Erin Lindgren, will be reaching out shortly to see what your needs are for 2020, and how we can work together in 2021.

Gala In-Kind Donors The Duluth Traverse Gala is really a success because of the incredible generosity of our in-kind donors for our live and silent auctions. We want to thank all of our donors for their support. We will be holding a virtual auction as part of our fund drive to get these fantastic items in the hands of the people.

Questions? Support? Please contact Erin at for any additional information or questions.

THANK YOU to everyone!

COGGS 2020 Gala Committee

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