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Silent Auction

08/11/2016, 8:45am CDT
By admin

Preparations are underway for the silent auction.

This year’s 9th annual Anthony Ford Silent Auction will take place November 18, 2016 at the Verizon Wireless Civic Center in Mankato. The University of Minnesota Gophers hockey team will be in town that evening to battle the MSU Mavericks.

The auction will take place in the Civic Center concourse starting at 5:00PM and all bidding will close at the beginning of the third period so we can gather all the final bids and get you on your way right after the game ends. 

The Anthony Ford Committee expressly thanks all the Donors who give to the auction and to the all the Bidders who come out to make this a successful event.

Save the Date for 2017! AF99 Pond Hockey Classic

02/24/2016, 8:00am CST
By Admin

2017 will be our 9th Annual Outdoor Pond Hockey Classic

The date is set for January 28 & 29, 2017.  Adult competition on Saturday and Youth on Sunday.

The games will take place again at Spring Lake park in beautiful lower North Mankato.

We look forward to celebrating another great day of outdoor hockey and thank you for your contributions! 

On-line registration is currently under construction and will be available soon.

Anthony Ford Outdoor Pond Hockey Classic

02/08/2016, 8:30am CST
By Admin

Preparation is underway for our 9th annual outdoor pond hockey classic

This year again will feature a 2-day event with adult competition on Saturday and youth competition on Sunday.

Our rinks are made with “Nice Rink” boards to make your game day experience even better. 


On-line registration for our 2017 Pond Hockey Classic is under construction



Thank You

12/15/2015, 4:30pm CST
By admin

A special Thank You

The Anthony Ford Fund Committee members would like to put out a special thank you to the City of North Mankato and their staff and the Business on Belgrade Group for their assistance and cooperation in making our move to Spring Lake Park seamless. We are excited about the new venue and the possibilities it brings for bigger and better events to come.

The Anthony Ford Cup

The Next Great One


In the spirit of Anthony’s dream of one day becoming the next “Great One” the Anthony Ford Fund was established in 2007 by friends and family of Anthony Ford and has since donated over $100,000 to Pediatric Cancer Research and United Way's Connecting Kids. AF99 is helping provide affordable opportunities as the hockey culture grows in our area.

In January 2009, our pond hockey tradition began on Lake Washington about 10 miles outside Mankato, MN. The journey started building rinks of snow borders and has since evolved into 12 rinks with new NiceRink boards. In 2016, our event is moving to Spring Lake Park in beautiful lower North Mankato which is a wonderful setting for pond hockey.  Our new pond sits in the center of the Mankato/North Mankato region and it offers better parking and facilities.